May 27 Indigenous Rights focus in worship
May 26 is the National Day of Healing and Reconciliation. Celebrate your hope for an equitable Canada by focussing on Indigenous rights in your May 27 worship service. Kairos has resources that will make this easy for you! These include a bulletin insert with prayers, action items, and a brief explanation of our Indigenous rights campaign. KAIROS also has a complete Truth and Reconciliation workshop and service.
Prayer for Reconciliation
Holy One, Creator of all that is, seen and unseen, of story and of song, of heartbeat and of tears of bodies, souls, voices and all relations: you are the God of all truth and the way of all reconciliation.
Uphold with your love and compassion all who open their lives in the sacred sharing of their stories; breathe in us the grace to trust in your loving forgiveness, that we may face our histories with courage; touch us through the holy gift of story that those who speak and those who listen may behold your own redeeming presence; guide us with holy wisdom to enter through the gates of remorse that our feet may walk gently and firmly on the way of justice and healing. Amen.
From the Anglican Church of Canada
For more resources and information, see Truth and Reconciliation Kairos worship resource .
Date: April 21, 2012