September 30 is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We ask that you join us in reflection and prayer, as we listen, learn, and reflect on what we need to do to participate in the reconciliation we need in our nation. We strive to honour our Indigenous brothers and sisters, knowing that they bear the image of God.
We seek to respond to the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in light of the increasing discovery of more than 1,800 deceased children’s remains at residential school sites across the nation.
Join us in this prayer, from the Anglican Church of Canada’s Indigenous Ministries:
from you every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.
You have rooted and grounded us in your covenant love,
and empowered us by your Spirit
to speak the truth in love,
and to walk in your way towards justice and wholeness.
Mercifully grant that your people,
journeying together in partnership,
may be strengthened and guided
to help one another
to grow into the full stature of Christ,
who is our light and our life.
If you are a survivor or a family member of a survivor and are experiencing trauma, you can access support by calling the Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419.