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The last time I prayed, the focus of my prayer was

By Observer Staff

“Help for my adult son.” —Female (50-64), Ontario

“Self-improvement.” —Male (50-64), British Columbia

“The Lord’s Prayer.” —Female (75+), Saskatchewan

“To ask for guidance and assistance in helping to discern the future of my church.” —Male (75+), Ontario

“The United Church of Canada.” —Male minister (35-49), Ontario

“Thankfulness for having survived a health crisis.” —Male (65-74), Quebec

“That my pastoral charge and I might follow the prayer of St. Francis: ‘Make me a channel of your peace.’” —Female minister (65-74), Newfoundland and Labrador

“The devastation in Japan.” —Female (50-64), Ontario

“Non-specific.” —Male (75+), British Columbia

“The community in which I live.” —Female (75+), Ontario

“Direction in how to express my love to my children in ways that are meaningful to them.” —Female (50-64), Ontario

“The church under persecution in Egypt.” —Male (75+), Ontario

“For help to recover from a stroke.” —Female (75+), British Columbia

“I don’t pray — prayer is hopeful thinking.” —Female (65-74), Ontario

“The desire to be a more patient and loving parent.” —Female (25-34), Manitoba

“The health of my unborn baby.” —Female (25-34), Ontario

“My job.” —Male (50-64), Ontario

“My sister’s relationship with her husband.” —Female (35-49), Ontario

“Health and happiness.” —Female (35-49), Alberta

“My thankfulness for my relief from alcoholism.” —Male (75+), Alberta

“Palestine.” —Male (50-64), Ontario

The Observer. That the magazine could return to being a more encouraging Christian magazine; that it might objectively and with balance reflect the views and theological positions of those upholding the traditional faith.” —Male (65-74), Nova Scotia

“Those from the LGBT community who are being bullied and even killed.” —Male (50-64), Ontario

“School.” —Male (18-24), Alberta

“To still anxiety.” —Female (25-34), Nova Scotia

“The people of Japan.” —Male (65-74), British Columbia

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