Bridge Over Troubled Waters – 59th National Prayer Breakfast

The National Prayer Breakfast was founded in 1964 as the first national prayer breakfast in the world. The annual event is held under the auspices of the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons on behalf of the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Group. This allows our elected officials to gather together with men and women from different backgrounds to pray and connect through our shared faith. This year’s theme is Hope has a Name.

The gathering is Christ-centered and unites leaders in our nation’s capital in order to pray together for national leaders, our brave men and women in uniform and our fellow Canadians. Its purpose is to come together collectively to honour and continue to hold to our Christian heritage. 

Timestamp of the National Prayer Breakfast Program

0:00 Welcome – Mr. Damien Kurek

4:25 Introductory Remarks – Mr. Richard Bragdon, MP – Tobique–Mactaquac; Chair of the National Prayer Breakfast

5:17 Who We Are | Faith That Shaped A NationCanadian Bible Society

10:50 Canadian National Anthem

12:45 Introduction of the Head Table – Mr. Richard Bragdon

15:56 Video – Bridge Over Troubled WaterNatalie Grant

19:02 Prayer of Invocation and Blessing – The Honourable Greg Fergus

22:20 Recognition and thanks to ambassadors, high commissioners, diplomats and parliamentarians – Mr. Richard Bragdon

24:09 Song – Our GodRichard Paul, St. Mary’s First Nation and Bradley Morris

29:10 The Lord’s Prayer (Anishinaabe) – National Chief Cindy Woodhouse and her parents, Garnet and Lorette Woodhouse

34:23 Greetings from the Prime Minister – The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau

41:06 Song – It Is Well With My Soul – Natalie Grant and Bernie Herms

48:30 Greetings from the Leader of the Opposition – The Honourable Pierre Poilievre