The 2023 Ottawa Civic Prayer Breakfast is on October 27th.
October 27, 2023
6:30 am Coffee & tea available in the foyer
7:15 am Breakfast is served
7:30 – 8:30 am Live streamed OCPB Program
Ottawa Conference and Event Center
200 Coventry Road
Our OCPB 2022 Speaker
Through Daria’s work of liaising with local churches to help meet the changing needs of cities with the goal of lasting change, hope and improvement, Daria will answer the annual OCPB question: Who is My Neighbour?
With initially seven churches, and ultimately seventeen, the church leadership in West Island in Montreal asked the question of each other “What can we do better together?” They corporately prayed, discerned and then collectively worked to love their neighbours, stories of which Daria hopes to tell.
Daria grew up in the West Island of Montreal (Beaconsfield) and left home at 17 to pursue an education in Christian ministry. In 2005, she graduated from Heritage Bible College with a Bachelor of Religious Education in Counselling. In 2010, while working with 24-7 Prayer (Canada and International), she completed her M.A in Global Urban Ministry, studying the social effects of globalization and urbanization and how churches could better meet the needs of changing cities.
Daria began working part-time with the West Island Network in 2017 with a heart to see more unity among West Island churches and greater community impact through churches collaborating both with one another and the community. She now co-facilitates the Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion round table in her neighbourhood and works with many churches and community organizations to help create lasting change.
Presently, Daria is the Director of Community Engagement at Waybase, whose purpose is to connect churches, ministries, agencies, and marketplace leaders into regional leadership networks that leverage trust, forward-thinking, shared data, and coalitions to engage a new generation and care for our cities.
Daria is married to Matthew and together they have a seven year old son named Gabriel. Daria enjoys all things food, health and fitness and loves to hike in the mountains with her family.
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Prayer for Elected Officials and First Responders
Ocotboer 28, 2022
Heavenly Father, we stand here in your presence, in reverence of you. You are good, holy, pure, loving, and just. Thank you for the grace you have given us by Jesus Christ’s coming, how He willingly fulfilled your purpose of paying for our sins with his life and giving us peace with you. He is worthy of everything we could say about his goodness, power, and supremacy over us and all the world. You know our city by name, you know every one of its residents intimately.
Hear our prayers now for our civic authorities.
For the outgoing Mayor Jim Watson and the 12 councillors leaving at the end of this term, would you bless them and revive them for all that they have poured out of themselves. Thank you for their service to us. Where you see good things growing because of their efforts, would you further establish what they started and the people they invested in. Thank you for working through them.
For the incoming Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, 11 returning incumbents and 13 new councillors, thank you for giving them this authority and responsibility. Give them the spirit of wisdom, love, and justice. Every day, help them be humble, clear minded, compassionate, and informed. Give them united purpose and common ground, being quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
For our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, 911-Dispatch, By-Law Officers and Hydro Crews: Would you revive their hearts and heal their souls and bodies from every kind of injury and fatigue. Give them what they need spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. Supply them inwardly with intuition and outwardly with all the equipment they need to do their jobs with excellence.
Guide their leadership and policy makers to decisions that are wise, caring and timely. Encourage them all.
We specifically thank you for
Police Chief Eric Stubbs,
Fire Chief Paul Hutt
Paramedic Chief Pierre Poirier
By-Law Chief Roger Chapman
General Manager Steve Kanellakos
For all of these mentioned, we pray for your wisdom as described in the Bible, in the letter from James, 3:17-18:
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure and full of quiet gentleness. Then it is peace-loving and courteous. It allows discussion and is willing to yield to others; it is full of mercy and good deeds. It is wholehearted and straightforward and sincere. 18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness.
We pray all these things in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, our Saviour. Amen.
Why A Prayer Breakfast?
We pray at a breakfast because people of faith in Christ are exhorted and encouraged to pray for all in authority so that we may lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness.
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-2
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What Our Guests Say
"Congratulations again on a wonderful Prayer Breakfast! It really was a "nourishing" and Christ-honouring morning in so many ways. Thank you for your servant leadership Wow!!!!" Gabe
I won’t lie, I normally plan to watch these online events while multitasking and doing other things… but I couldn’t even do that this morning! The Prayer Breakfast was amazing and so engaging, even virtually! All of it. I love how you guys do this. Garth's talk, wow! It’s also the first hybrid event I’ve seen done so well. Amazing job to you and your team. Daria
"Congrats on a great breakfast. Oh my, it was so well done. It was great to hear from the lady at the nursing home and some of the unbelievable stuff they had to work through. Nigel was an amazing guy. His face just shone the love of Christ." Lorne
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