Indigenous Day of Prayer

June 23, 2019

Indigenous Day of Prayer, the Sunday before National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), is an opportunity to celebrate First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples’ values, customs, languages, and culture.

Worship Ideas
File A Narrow, Rough Path to Reconciliation | 2019 Indigenous Day of Prayer
A worship service for the Indigenous Day of Prayer created to honour the meaning of National Indigenous Peoples Day and intended for use by non-Indigenous communities of faith. Written by SunDo Hyun and Hoeun Lee.
PDF icon Aboriginal Sunday: Celebration and Thanksgiving
With gratitude we gather to praise God, to seek transformation, and to celebrate the power of the Spirit who is always moving.
PDF icon Active Litany: Circle of Light
An active worship activity using candles, responsive reading, and movement, for Indigenous Day of Prayer.
File Nipin, Summer Is Here | 2019 Indigenous Day of Prayer
A worship service for the Indigenous Day of Prayer that celebrates the summer as a time when we give thanks to our Mother Earth for her gifts of the season and for the precious and sacred gifts of the land. Written by Murray Pruden.
PDF icon We Raise Our Thanksgiving
An Indigenous Thanksgiving Communion Service
Prayers

A prayer from The Dancing Sun for Aboriginal Sunday.

A prayer for Indigenous Day of Prayer

Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the work of relationship building with Indigenous brothers and sisters.
Our gifts for Mission & Service supports Indigenous outreach ministries.
Extras
Our gifts for Mission & Service support healing and reconciliation.
PDF icon Acknowledging the Territory in Worship
A brief guide to help congregations and bodies of the church incorporate an Acknowledgement of Territory into their gatherings.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support ecumenical partners like KAIROS.
PDF icon Bulletin Insert: A Time of Celebration for Aboriginal Sunday
You can download and print this insert to distribute with your bulletin on Aboriginal Sunday.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support Indigenous ministries in downtown Toronto.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the work of healing and reconciliation.
Where the United Church tries to live out in practical ways its apology to First Nations. 
Worship Blog
Indigenous Day of Prayer reminds us that if we are to heal broken relationships, we must talk with one another. Let us begin today and never stop.
Like the Powwow dancers, each of us come equipped with unique expressions to contribute to a common purpose under "the big top."
June 21 is recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is also the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. For generations this day has carried significance for Indigenous Peoples.