Prayer at Yorkminster Park

Yorkminster Park endeavors to be a people of Prayer. We believe that personal intimacy with God our Savior in prayer is the privilege and responsibility of every believer. We must live our lives through prayer and trusting God!

A Prayer in response to COVID-19

Gracious God we turn to you acknowledging our vulnerability and fear in the face of this pandemic and ask that by the power of your Holy Spirit you might set our hearts and minds at ease in the peace of Christ which passes all understanding. We thank you for your Son, the Great Physician, Jesus Christ and commit those who are suffering and indeed this whole world into his care. We surrender our fears and pray for healing and hope. Guide the hearts and minds of all medical personnel and others who offer care and search for solutions. Bless and protect our church through this season that we might be instruments of your peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Pastoral Care Prayers

In these unusual days of the COVID-19 concerns, our worship services and regular church activities are suspended in person until further notice. This includes our Prayers for Healing and Blessing after the worship service, as well as our Tuesday Prayers in the Chapel. But please be assured that your pastoral staff are still praying for the needs of our congregation. We are also attempting to stay in touch with those members of our church family who may be more vulnerable and/or socially isolated. Please continue to pray for our people; stay in touch with friends and neighbours by phone or social media; and stay safe.

If you have pastoral care needs or prayer requests, please contact our Minister of Pastoral Care, Paula Willis.

“To pray is to change. Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us. If we are willing to change, we will abandon prayers as a noticeable characteristic of our lives. The close we come to the heartbeat of God the more we see our need and the more we desire to be conformed to Christ.”

Richard J. Foster, “Celebration of Discipline”

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Special Feature

The Rev. Dr. John Gladstone preached a series of six sermons on prayer entitled “How we Should Pray”. We invite you to listen.

1. The Right Approach
Duration: 31:56 minutes
Download (MP3: 7.7 MB)

2. The Listening Father
Duration: 27:05 minutes
Download (MP3: 9.8 MB)

3. A Name to Honour
Duration: 29:06 minutes
Download (MP3: 10.5 MB)

4. The Quest for a Kingdom
Duration: 30:42 minutes
Download (MP3: 11.1 MB)

5. The Willing Surrender
Duration: 12:46 minutes
Download (MP3: 4.6 MB)

6. The Materialism of Christianity
Duration: 27:39 minutes
Download (MP3: 10 MB)