As you pray each day this week reflect on these words and pray these words into the lives of each of our leaders:

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

Galatians 2:20 NASB

We are joining in prayer for many of our partners across the state of Texas who are experiencing the overwhelming impact of Hurricane Harvey and flooding across the southern part of the state.  WE pray for the protection of life in every location.

We are praying for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Coquitlam Chinese Baptist Church this week.  We ask the Father to energize and empower the church for the next step on mission they will take in obedience to the Lord.

We are praying for the Hispanic Network of Churches under the leadership of Ivan Montenegro as they draw 8 of their congregations together on Sunday from across Northern Washington and Surrey Canada for the ordination of one pastor and eight deacons for the network.  Pray for the more than 60 leaders that are currently training to lead the growing number of churches in this movement.

We are praying for the young people leaving for Summer Youth Celebration for this coming week.  We are asking for the anointing of the speakers(Tim Corbin and Ceasar Pena)  to proclaim the gospel in a clear and powerful way each session.  We are praying for the open hearts of each leader and student to yield their lives for the next step on the Mission journey.  Pray daily for this important week for these future leaders of our churches.  Pray the Church families that will be welcoming them home at the end of the week will be prepared to nurture the work of God that takes place in the lives of each participant,

We are praying for the University students of our city as they launch a new year. They are gathering next Thursday, August 31, before school begins to PRAY for the SFU and UBC campus in a posture of humility as we seek to make God the priority in all our efforts this coming year. Local pastors and supporters of the campus ministries (all who are a part of the local church) are invited to come and pray with students who will be stepping onto the campus missions field. It will be a time of prayer, worship and commissioning. Several campus Christian groups will be present- standing in solidarity to impact the campuses for Christ. We will be gathering for prayer in these three different venues through the day: 2-3pm Prayerwalk at SFU (meet at Interfaith Centre) 5-6pm Prayerwalk at UBC (meet at Rose Garden) 7-9:00pm Prayer and Commissioning Event at UBC (Ignite).

We are praying for the leaders of Origin and The Point as they gather next weekend in Retreat for a time of inspiration and training as they prepare for the mission on each campus this fall.

We are praying for the ordination service for Darrell Anderson (Solid Rock Biker Church) which will be held next Sunday, September 3.  We pray the Spirit will affirm the calling of Darrell and  confirm the decision of the Church as they celebrate this effort.

We are praying for the ordination service for Amin Pour Kaveh(Zendeh Church) next Sunday afternoon, September 3.  We are praying for the confirmation of the congregation as they obey the Word they received a few weeks ago.  We are praying for Amin to experience the confirmation of the congregation of his calling and gifting as their pastor.

We are praying for the guidance and wisdom of the Spirit for the leaders of church plants in our region that are facing the difficult process of relocating to new sites, facing possible difficult conflict situations and gearing up to launch new Alpha groups across the city.