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Prayer guide

Mission Moment – Sunday, July 31
God has done amazing things at Montreal West Presbyterian Church in Quebec!
Over the past few years, with support from Presbyterians Sharing, the church has
transitioned into a thriving multicultural ministry filled with energy and hope. Though the
congregation has already done much good work in bringing a new vision and vitality to
the church, they aren’t stopping there. They have their sights set to the future,
wholeheartedly embracing youth ministry and seeing and treating their youth as the
leaders of tomorrow. This new focus on youth ministry has youth participating in all
levels of governance and worship leadership, and the transformation continues.

Daily Prayers
Sunday, July 31 We pray for Montreal West Presbyterian Church in Quebec as the
congregation works to uplift and empower youth to participate fully in the life of the
church.

Monday, August 1 We pray for those enjoying vacations. May they find their souls
restored by God’s green pastures and still waters (Psalm 23).

Tuesday, August 2 We pray for health-care workers at the Mulanje Mission Hospital in
Malawi, a partner of Presbyterian World Service & Development, as they provide
nutrition and educational support to vulnerable children and their guardians.

Wednesday, August 3 We pray for those who serve in interim ministries as they work
with congregations in transition by helping those congregations discern God’s future for
mission and ministry.

Thursday, August 4 We pray for the people who gather and serve at the house
churches in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, and we give thanks for their mission
and ministry.

Friday, August 5 We give thanks and pray for the Rev. Linda Patton-Cowie of St.
Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Orillia, Ontario, who serves as the PCC representative
on the Taiwan Ecumenical Forum for Justice and Peace.

Saturday, August 6 (Anniversary of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima) We remember
the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and we pray for a
world without nuclear weapons.
AUGUST 2022
Social Action Spotlight – Conflict and Human Movement

Renewal Fellowship. This months prayer guide

Wednesday, March 1 – Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Africa, the Middle East, and wherever they are being persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and killed for their faith, that they may be given a strong faith that brings their oppressors to their knees in confession and repentance before Him to whom we all must give account.

Thursday, March 2 – Pray for the elders and leadership at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Barrie, Ontario, as they plan for the future with wisdom, faithfulness, and grace.

Friday, March 3 – Pray for the Session of Grace Presbyterian Church, Orleans, Ontario, that God may give them wisdom as they continue to deal with division resulting from the denomination’s changes in doctrine.

Saturday, March 4 – As the Renewal Fellowship Board gathers for prayer today, pray that God may encourage them and give them a fresh vision for their ministry.

Sunday, March 5Lent II – Join with Christians around the world in praying for unity, safety, and wisdom as we seek to witness and serve in our communities.

Monday, March 6 – Pray for the Convenor, Donna McIlveen, and the General Secretary, the Rev. Ian Ross-McDonald, as the Life and Mission Agency meets over the next couple of days, that all may have ears to hear one another and make God-honouring decisions.

Tuesday, March 7 – Pray for the Threefold Ministries Board as they gather for their annual meeting this month and seek to discern God’s direction for their ministry work in Nicaragua.

Wednesday, March 8 – Pray that our congregations may know best how to support and encourage new Canadians and share God’s love with them.

Thursday, March 9 – Give thanks for those called to lead worship with the vulnerable and lonely in long-term care residences. Pray that God’s Word and music may bring comfort and peace to all.

Friday, March 10 – Pray for safety, spiritual growth, and memorable moments for youth mission trips taking place this month.

Saturday, March 11 – Pray for sessions as they navigate congregational ministry in an increasingly secular culture.

Sunday, March 12Lent III – Pray for the Rev. Andy Cornell and the congregation of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Dresden, Ontario, that his messages may inspire the congregation to grow in their relationship with the Lord, and that they may go out into the world to share the good news.

Monday, March 13 – Pray for the people who gather and serve at the Saskatoon Native Circle in Saskatchewan, that all may experience peace, love, and joy.

Tuesday, March 14 – Pray that our youth will find purpose, meaning, and fulfillment in God, and that He may empower our churches to provide good pastoral care and places for them to serve.

Wednesday, March 15 – As we continue our journey through Lent, may the Holy Spirit reveal hidden vestiges of pride that impede our capacity to serve our neighbours.

Thursday, March 16 – Pray for all recently retired ministers and lay missionaries, that they may be blessed and be a blessing in this new phase of their lives.

Friday, March 17 – Pray for the many refugee families who have come to Canada this past year, as they continue to meet the challenge of starting a new life. Pray, too, that God may guide His people to know best how to support them.

Saturday, March 18 – Pray for Knox Presbyterian Church, Port Carling, Ontario, and Zion Presbyterian Church, Torrance, as they prepare to welcome back annual summer cottagers and visitors to Muskoka Lakes, that they may know best how to serve and care for their communities.

Sunday, March 19Lent IV – Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our churches that may revive His people and bring us true repentance, continual prayer, and joyful praise and worship.

Monday, March 20 – Pray that God will give us eyes to see all that prevents us from embracing the challenges of following Jesus on the road to Calvary.

Tuesday, March 21 – Pray for the Rev. Mikal Schomburg and the staff and Session of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Simcoe, Ontario, as they seek to be witnesses in their community to the transforming love of Jesus.

Wednesday, March 22 – Pray for our pastors and congregational leaders that they might find appropriate rest, peace, and wisdom as they seek to serve their congregations.

Thursday, March 23 – As the school year comes to an end at our three theological colleges, give thanks and pray for the students who continue to sense God’s call to serve the church.

Friday, March 24 – Pray that those who lead youth groups in the Presbyterian Church in Canada may be given energy and wisdom as they help the youth to mature in their faith and to invite their friends to join them.

Saturday, March 25 – Pray that God may provide joy, hope, and direction to the Renewal Fellowship during its Annual Meeting today.

Sunday, March 26Lent V – Pray for wisdom and ears to hear God’s direction as the Assembly Council begins its meeting today.

Monday, March 27 – Pray for the convener of the Assembly Council, the Rev. Cherie A. Inksetter, as she leads today’s meeting.

Tuesday, March 28 – Pray for the Rev. Victor Kim, Principal Clerk of the General Assembly, as he prepares for General Assembly in June. Pray, too, for all the staff at 50 Wynford Drive.

Wednesday, March 29 – Pray for Hummingbird Ministries, a Presbyterian outreach, as they bring hope, peace, and healing to Indigenous families living in the Vancouver, British Columbia, area.

Thursday, March 30 – As signs of spring emerge, give thanks that God is with us through every season of life.

Friday, March 31 – Thank the Lord that He has made this wonderful world and knows all things good for us. Ask Him to help us to be wise stewards of all His gifts as we pursue the renewal of our denomination.

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Prayer Requests

Your online prayer request opens a door, and God is waiting on the other side of that door, at all times, in all situations, to join with you and guide you to a closer relationship to Him.
In Judean Christian belief God is looking for ways to contact us and to claim us for His own, so even though we don’t deserve it, God, through His grace accepts us as we are with all our blemishes. Knowing that, we are comforted by His kindness and knowing that we don’t have to do anything radical or illegal to prove we are righteous or worthy of His love.
In the book of Nahum 1:7 we read, “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in him”.  1 Peter 5:7  says “casting all your cares upon him, for He cares for you”. So we believers who trust Him have nothing to fear and are winners from the get go.
Now here’s the good part. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:1 “We know that our body – the tent we live in here on earth – will be destroyed. But when that happens, God will have a new tent for us. It will not be a house made with human hands; instead, it will be a home in heaven that will last forever.” That means when our earthly body dies and goes back to the earth, we,-our inner soul and mind- will be clothed with a new heavenly body, 2 Cor. 5:2-3, and go to be with Jesus. This is what is called eternal life and it is there for the asking. (Confess anything in you life that is contrary to the will of God, acknowledge His Lordship and invite Him into your life as your guide and counselor.)   If you have done that with a humble and contrite heart, rest assured that Jesus will be there for you and will not forsake you. John 14:20 says, “At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you”. Now you can understand 1 Corinthians 6:19 which says, “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit”.
Please know that by His grace you are now a holy and precious child of God and that He is always with you and is willing to guide you when you trust Him.
Many blessings to you.
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Sometimes God will answer immediately and sometimes tells us to be patient, but always He wants us to learn more about Him.
Please let us know when you notice changes in your life that stem from your Prayer Request.
Thanks.
Our Prayer Request Team

 

For a wonderful experience at a spirit  based Christian camp on the Sunshine Coast of Beautiful British Columbia. July and August is the season for children of all ages.