A recent gathering of the Anglican, Catholic, and Lutheran Bishops of Saskatchewan has resulted in a statement of re-dedication to the work of reconciliation and peace among all people in our communities and in our nation.

Parishes across our Diocese and throughout Saskatchewan are called to participate in the healing process and work to build positive relationships between all people. Consider using one, or both, of these collects as you pray.

Creator God, 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.  Amen    (from Indigenous Ministries, written to accompany the Covenant of 1994)

Merciful God, you call us to loving relationship with one another. Be with us now as we seek to heal old wounds and find joy again in this relationship. Replace our hearts of stone with hearts of flesh. Give us the gifts of honesty and openness, and fill us with your healing power and grace. We ask this in Jesus’s name. Amen.                  (written for the Anglican Healing initiative)

The full statement with the names of the participating bishops is attached.