We would be happy to pray for your needs
The members of the Congregation of the Resurrection (Priests, Brothers and Deacons) have devoted their lives to following Christ, remaining united with God our creator and living according to the guidance of God's Spirit.
Many of our members are retired and because they are not as active in ministry as they were at one time, have chosen to spend much more time in prayer. Our active members also spend time every day in prayer. We are very happy to pray for your needs. If you share them with us in this form below, they will be confidential. If you choose to allow them to be public, then many other people in the world who view this website will pray as well. Your name and contact information will be kept absolutely private in every case.
Your petitions will be remembered in our daily prayer and also in a weekly Eucharist celebrated at Resurrection Manor in Waterloo, attended by several of our priests and brothers. The prayer requests will be left on our lists for a month, after which you are welcome to please request again if you still wish prayers.
Thank you for letting us share our ministry and our care with you, your family and friends.
Why pray for our needs?
First of all, we need to describe prayer. For some people prayer is the recitation of memorized text such as the Lord's Prayer or the Hail Mary or Grace before meals. This prayer is effective and helpful to many of us. For others prayer is an intimate conversation or unity with God, within our own spirits. It is an inner journey which allows us to communicate with our loving and compassionate God.
It is true that God knows our every need. However, it is also true that God gives each of us and all of us the freedom to choose a relationship with God and to accept or not accept God's goodness and generosity. This is where prayer is so important. If we, or a loved one, have an illness, God is there willing to help - either to remove the pain, or to help the suffering person to accept the pain with an attitude which will assist the person both physically and spiritually. Prayer, whether it be our own or that of another person, can open hearts and minds to both of those possibilities, and thus deepen and strengthen one's relationship with God.
In the absence of your ability to pray at length, the church has always believed that we can pray for one another. As ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the members of the Congregation of the Resurrection are happy to minister to you in this way. We will join our prayers with yours to ask God to bestow the help that God wishes to give, upon you and your loved ones.
Please Pray with us:
O Risen Lord, the way, the truth and the life, make us faithful followers of the spirit of your resurrection.
Grant that we may be inwardly renewed; dying to ourselves in order that you may live in us.
May our lives serve as signs of the transforming power of your love.
Use us as your instruments for the renewal of society, bringing your life and love to all people and leading them to your Church.
This we ask of you, Lord Jesus, living and reigning with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever. Amen.