A Praying Church


Good Shepherd Church in St. Catharines, ON firmly believes that prayer is central to any Christian’s life. It is a privilege to be able to commune with our God. Because we are so committed to growing in our relationship with God, we make praying a key part of our activities.

We are a praying church here at Good Shepherd. It is a part of our heritage and ethos as Anglicans to pray from the bottom of our hearts. Moreover, we have an officially recognized prayer book titled “The Book of Common Prayer” (1962).

One of the interesting Latin terms Anglicans use is, “Lex orandi, lex credenda” which can be translated as, “the law of prayer is the law of belief.” To put it simply, what we pray is what we believe and what we believe is what we pray.

Lex orandi, lex credendi acknowledges the primacy of the worshipping community in articulating and passing down the orthodox faith and theology of the universal church. Anglicans, therefore, have traditionally viewed theology as primarily incarnational.

“We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.”

- C.S. Lewis

Have a Prayer

If you would like to have a prayer, please contact us. It would be a privilege to talk with you and then talk to God together about your situation.

View the Anglican Network in Canada’s monthly meditation and prayer resources by clicking here.

Prayer Request

*Please let us know if your prayers have been answered.

If you desire to learn more about a life of prayer, Good Shepherd Church offers an essentials prayer group every Friday at 10:20 a.m. Call us at 905-934-9672 for more information.