Why do we make such a big deal of prayer?
It is our lifeline.
Prayer is how we connect to the heart of God and his love for us. And it’s the fuel behind our presence within the city. There is absolutely no advancement of the gospel, in our hearts or in our city, without a firm foundation in prayer.
We ask for prayer requests weekly through text message. You can subscribe by providing your phone number in your Planning Centre account or by texting (604) 670-4054.
Our staff prays together for every matter brought to us. All requests will be kept confidential unless permission is given. A member of our staff may reach out to follow up with you.
Liturgy of Expectation
We are in a period of transition as we search for a Lead Pastor of St. Peter’s Fireside. This is a very important season in the life of our church.
One of our Core Values is Default to Prayer. We want prayer to be as natural as breathing, and we want to turn to prayer at all times, especially moments like this. Though only a few representatives of our church will sit in the interviews, read applications, and prayerfully discern who we should hire: we are able to join with them and support them in this process through our prayers and encouragement.
Below is a short liturgy to be used in community, or on your own, to pray for our church, the Hiring Committee, our staff, our Parish Council, our sisters and brothers in Christ, and for the future Lead Pastor of our church.
This liturgy includes collects, space for intercessory prayer, time to listen to God on behalf of our community.
The Daily Offices
Throughout the centuries, Christians have engaged in the discipline of praying in the morning and evening. This practice is called The Daily Offices. As a church rooted in the Anglican heritage, we encourage this discipline. It is life transforming and unites you with praying Christians throughout the centuries and the world today. We have put together a helpful, intuitive guide for our church to engage in the Daily Offices. You can download it or pick up a physical copy on a Sunday at St. Peter’s.
Set a daily alarm or reminder for 12:12pm to join our movement of prayer. When it pings, take a moment to pray. Why 12:12pm? Romans 12:12, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” But also because it’s most people’s lunch so you’ll actually be free to pray. You can pray with whoever you’re with, you can text a prayer to a friend, or call someone to pray with you, or pray by yourself.