We pray for our Nation – for Truth, Justice and Reconciliation
in love you have fashioned the human family
in a variety of races, languages, and cultures.
Do not let our diversity divide us,
but help us to welcome gifts
we can give and receive from one another.
We repent for the wrongs of the past.
Save us from prejudice, arrogance and fear,
and teach us how to live together as members of one family,
sharing one home and the children of one God.
This we pray through the one in whom we find our unity and wholeness,
Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.
Jesus said “Let the little children come to me”.
Hear our prayers O Lord for the children of Kamloops
and the many others who have perished.
Receive them into the arms of your loving kindness
and awaken them into life eternal with you;
grant to their families and all who mourn, a sure trust in your care;
may they be ever strengthened,
abiding in your faith, hope and love,
until they come to your eternal kingdom. Amen.