PRAYVANCOUVER.ca: 2015-05-10

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Pray VancouverEach Day at 10:02 am/pm each day, we ask you to pray for God to call out workers for the harvest. This week allow your daily times of pray to use these words to guide your prayers for the leaders in our region. We ask you to pray for the heart attitude and desire revealed in these words to be built by the Spirit in each leader of our churches in order that they might be prepared for the tasks ahead:

What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me

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– Philippians 3:8-12

Pray with Thanksgiving…

We are thankful for the gathering this week in Pitt Meadows of our Vancouver Advocates involving 17 local and International advocates who spent time reviewing the work at Church on the Rock and their next steps of reaching the communities north of the Fraser.  We also explored our next steps in church planting through out the region.

We are thankful for 700-1000 that experienced the Canvas Church Family festival in Victoria that involved over 50 leaders from the church in an outreach effort to launch the summer.  There were over 100 who registered for the church.

We are thankful for the five couples that are participating in the Marriage course offered by The Point over the next few weeks.

We are thankful for the successful work of the team at Towers Baptist Church who conducted a community bake sale over the weekend to raise funds for their mission trips to Cambodia and Kamloops latter this year.

We are thankful for the students from UBC who experienced the Love Loud training event sponsored by Origin focused on ministry in the urban center of Vancouver.

We are thankful for the reports of ministry and encouragement through the women’s retreat at Rivendale Retreat Center on Bowen Island.  We are thankful for the faithful leadership and work of Janet Campbell.

Pray for the activity of God

We are praying for the physical recovery of Candice Thomas and both of the children over the weekend.  We pray for the support of their church family during these difficult days as well as for physical rest and recovery from the illness.  Pray for Victor’s health and encouragement during these days as he cares for his family and continues to lead the church.

We are praying for the final two-day development retreat for three planter couples to be held this week. Pray specifically for Robert Diaz, Benoit Marcoux and Jordan Knor and their wives as they complete the final step in confirm the direction God would have on the planting in Chilliwack, Quebec and Penticton.  Pray for wisdom and discernment by the team of six coaches that will be guiding this process.

We are praying for the preparation of the volunteers coming to join our churches in conducting the Equip Worship Conference at the end of this month.  We pray this week for the empowering of the Spirit and the discipline to finalize preparations for the hearts of each participant as they enter these final days.

We are praying for the team from Gentry Arkansas as they prepare to join the Han Church in Coquitlam for the outreach VBS involving 40 children in K to Grade 6.  Pray for the encouragement of this team as they enter final preparation for this event.

We are praying for the over 40 student volunteers who are coming this summer to learn and serve as they live a life on mission in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.  This week begin praying for the places they will stay and the development of community among the students that will provide support and growth in each student’s life.  Pray for our leaders we continue to select key places to share with the students.

Join the nation of Canada in praying for our country every day this month at:http://cnbc.ca/articles/pray-2015

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