Spiritual Support

The door is always open to the Chaplain’s office at The Ottawa Mission. Some people drop in daily to see a friendly face and others come in looking for guidance in a time of crisis. As well, an average of 35 people attend the small Chapel Service held daily at The Mission.

Many of the people who turn to The Ottawa Mission for help have experienced rejection, major disappointments, or have survived a personal tragedy. The Mission provides much-needed spiritual support to help these people along their life journey.

The Chaplain leads daily chapel services and provides personal support to people in the shelter and others living in the community who seek help in coping with the stresses and pressures of everyday life. The Chaplaincy team also provides spiritual guidance to people dealing with addictions and to those living out their final days in The Ottawa Mission’s Hospice.

The success of our programs is reflected in the success of those we serve.
Just ask Paul.

When Paul arrived at The Ottawa Mission he was homeless and suffering from mental and physical issues. At first he spoke to no one, and refused the offer of a bed. Instead he slept in a chair in the lobby. Eventually, Paul began to talk to our chaplain and one of our case managers, and with their help he began to feel comfortable sleeping in a bed at night. They also encouraged him to seek medical help. Paul has since gained strength and confidence, and he is now living in his own apartment. Paul still visits us almost every day to attend chapel service where he raises his voice in joyful song.

June 2016 Prayer Calendar

The Chaplaincy department recognizes the power of prayer in support of our work and ministry with each other and with our clients. Please join us in praying for the following prayer requests for the Month of June.

1.) Pray for those who are at The Ottawa Mission and struggling with mental health and trying to find stability in their life. Pray that they will find peace in God.

2.) Pray for our friend who comes to The Mission almost every day to play piano for our Chapel service. She is struggling with health issues and is awaiting surgery. Pray that she will receive the support and care she needs through this difficult time.

3.) Pray for people who have been wounded by organized religion. Pray that they will find a healing path back to the God of love.

4.) Pray for those who are trying to overcome their addictions in our Mission programs. Pray that they will stay on the road to recovery, or find their way back to recovery quickly should they relapse.

5.) Pray for those men and women staying in our Hospice. Help them to come to a place of peace with God so they are not afraid.

6.) Pray that all of us will foster and practice attitudes of gratitude. That we will come to realize that life is not about getting what we want, but rather wanting what we’ve got.

Amen.

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