Sept. 13th Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.   Amen.

Today is the Feast of St. John Chrysostom, a Bishop and Doctor of the Church.  He is the patron saint of one of our schools in Newmarket.  

Throughout September (and often in the last week of September) schools participate in Terry Fox Walks and Runs.  These fundraising events are held in recognition of Terry’s courageous battle with cancer and his tireless efforts to raise money for cancer research.  In Ontario this year, September 18th will be “Terry Fox Day.”  This day was created to serve as a yearly reminder that we must continue to spread his message of courage, hope and determination.

God of hope,
We thank you for people like Terry Fox, who have brought courage and inspiration to people with cancer and to their families and friends.  Bless all efforts to pursue a dream for a cure for cancer.  May we continue in the steps of those who have gone before us and continue to strengthen one another.  We ask this in your Name. Amen.  

Let us pray with the words that Jesus taught us:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.  thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.