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.
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Renewal Fellowship. This months prayer guide

This Month’s Renewal Fellowship Prayer Calendar Requests

Tuesday, November 1 – Pray for Rev. Gary Robinson returning to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Parry Sound, Ontario, as the Interim Minister for a two-year term, that he may offer stability and vision.

Wednesday, November 2 – Give thanks for the continued financial and prayer support given to the Presbyterian prison ministry in Malawi. The way individuals and congregations have come alongside this ministry with such generosity and passion has been very encouraging.

Thursday, November 3 – Pray for congregations as they seek to welcome, love and support members who are living with intellectual disabilities.

Friday, November 4 – Pray for ministers and sessions who are experiencing discord in their congregations, that God will bring about reconciliation and healing so that they may emerge as the hands and feet of Christ once again.

Saturday, November 5 – Pray for safe travel for those taking part in The Presbyterian Church in Canada Pastors Retreat which begins Monday in Mississauga. May the Holy Spirit surround them as they prepare their hearts and minds for fellowship and healing.

Sunday, November 6 – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church – Join Christians from across the globe in dedicated prayer for our persecuted family.

Monday, November 7 – Pray for The Presbyterian Church in Canada Pastors Retreat taking place today through Wednesday at Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, that opportunities may be provided to reconnect to God’s awesome peace.

Tuesday, November 8 – Pray for those providing worship and spiritual leadership at The Presbyterian Church in Canada Pastors Retreat taking place today.

Wednesday, November 9 – Pray for successful completion of The Presbyterian Church in Canada Pastors Retreat, for God’s will to be done, and for safe travel home for participants. Pray also for the Session of Grace Presbyterian Church, Orleans, Ontario, and for their pastor, Jonathan Dent, as they meet tomorrow to discern how God wants them to serve Him and their community.

Thursday, November 10 – Pray for the many congregations that are actively searching for a new minister, especially where vacancies are measured in years, not months, that the Lord may provide the person they need to build up their ministries.

Friday, November 11 – Remembrance Day – Pray for our brothers and sisters serving in our armed forces, and especially for those who are presently away from their families.

Saturday, November 12 – Pray for Grace Presbyterian Church, Calgary, Alberta, as they continue to search for a lead minister; that God will direct and provide according to His good and sovereign will.

Sunday, November 13 – Pray for leaders in our churches from coast to coast as they seek God’s direction for their churches, that God may grant them peace and confidence in these uncertain times.

Monday, November 14 – Pray for the Moderator of the 147th General Assembly, the Rev. Robert Faris, as he visits across Canada and seeks to encourage and support our denomination and his congregation of St. Andrew’s King Street Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Ontario, that God may bless him and give him wisdom as he juggles many responsibilities.

Tuesday, November 15 – Pray for our clergy who are feeling exhausted by the stresses of these days, that the Lord may grant them rest, peace, and support from their congregations. Pray also for the Presbytery of Ottawa as they meet today, that they may listen to each other and to the Holy Spirit as they consider their business.

Wednesday, November 16 – Pray for the Up! devotional as it circulates in various online forums (theupdevo.com), that the Lord may continue to give Matthew Ruttan energy and creativity as he serves as pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Barrie, Ontario, and prepares Up! five days a week.

Thursday, November 17 – Pray for wisdom for the leaders in the Han-Ca presbyteries as they consider their future ministries, that the Holy Spirit may be their guide.

Friday, November 18 – May the Holy Spirit guide the ministry and vision of Knox Presbyterian Church, Gravenhurst, Ontario.

Saturday, November 19 – The retiring and incoming directors of Winnipeg Inner City Mission will be at Westwood Presbyterian Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba, tomorrow. May God guide the congregation as they share the love of God with people in need.

Sunday, November 20 – Christ the King Sunday – Assembly Council is meeting over the next three days at Crieff, Ontario. May the new chair, Rev. Cherie Inksetter, Principal Clerk, Rev. Victor Kim, and all members have wisdom and ears to hear each other and the Holy Spirit as decisions are made.

Monday, November 21 – Pray for all small rural churches in the Presbytery of Temiskaming and across Canada where congregations are declining significantly, that they may be open for change with God as their guide.

Tuesday, November 22 – Give thanks for presbyteries which are able to call General Presbyters. May the Lord’s holy hands continue to uphold them as they delve into mission and support congregations without ministers.

Wednesday, November 23 – Pray for the children who are graduating from Threefold Ministry’s Best Start in Christ preschool this month, that they may thrive and flourish in the local Nicaraguan school system and remember all that they have learned about Jesus.

Thursday, November 24 – Pray for refugee families newly arrived in Canada, that they will soon feel at home and have a smooth transition as they adjust to their new life. Ask for wisdom as our churches reach out to support them.

Friday, November 25 – Pray for the Golden Friendship Seniors’ Group, at Cheyne Presbyterian Church, Stoney Creek, Ontario, as they meet the last Friday of each month, that they would use this opportunity to invite others to enjoy Christian fellowship.

Saturday, November 26 – Children’s Day – Pray that our churches may know how best to welcome children and help them to grow in their faith and their place in our congregations, and that God’s Spirit may call sufficient leaders to nurture our children.

Sunday, November 27 – Advent I – Pray for the preparations for this season, that what God has done through giving His Son to us may be fully expressed before our congregations and our communities.

Monday, November 28 – Pray for all teaching and ruling elders and leaders in our churches, that they may be given much wisdom in these unique and challenging times, and that faithfulness to Jesus, obedience to Scripture, and humble, Spirit-directed lives may adorn the truth of the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Tuesday, November 29 – May the Holy Spirit guide the ministry and vision of Wellsprings Presbyterian Church, Montague, Prince Edward Island.

Wednesday, November 30 – Pray for retired ministers and their families across Canada, that God may continue to use them to encourage their congregations.

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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.