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

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”             Romans 1:16 NASB

Please pray for those suffering from the effects of two major hurricanes in the Caribbean and the Southern United States and a massive earthquake in Mexico.  Pray also for the relief efforts already initiated and preparing to engage the pain, suffering and loss of millions of people.  Pray for the resources and the volunteers that are engaged from multiple sources.  We are praying specifically for the leadership of Send Relief as they coordinate the efforts and contributions of thousands of our churches across North America.  We are praying for wisdom and guidance in efforts to rescue, relieve and rebuild these areas.

Please pray for the family of Samantha Boswell as they walk through the suffering of losing her grandpa in Nova Scotia.  Samantha and Aaron participated in the funeral conducted today.  Pray for the comfort and guidance of the Spirit as they move through the grief and pain while ministering to other family members.

Please pray with great thanksgiving with Wayne and Brittany Campbell for the birth of Harper Grace Campbell (7lbs 7oz / 19 inches) on Sept 1 @ 7:30 PM. Mother, Daughter and family are all well including new big brother, Rowan.  Many answered prayers through these days.

Please pray with joy and thanksgiving for Darrel “Ace” Anderson who was ordained as pastor for Solid Rock Biker Church on September 3rd.  Pray also for Amin Pour Kaveh who was ordained as pastor of Zendeh Church on the same afternoon.  We are greatly encouraged by the local leaders of the family who participated in these events.  We are thankful for the faithful leaders who traveled from FBC Desloge, Missouri to participate.

We are praying with thanksgiving for the over 70 students and their leadership who were away last week for the Summer Youth Celebration as they experienced the touch of God in calling them deeper into their relationship with God and onto the mission journey HE has planned for each one.  Pray for the churches as they continue to build on the discipleship of these valuable lives.

We are thankful for the movement of God in answer to prayer by showing His favor and guiding Canvas church in the efforts to locate a new site for worship services to be held.  Pray for this church as they meet today at the Royal Bay Theatre.  Pray also for their efforts already underway to provide resources for their youth summer mission fund.

Pray for the confirmation of a potential vision tour for partners coming this week to explore and learn of God’s activity and the needs of the planters in the area.

We are celebrating the work of God in having five individuals baptized at the South Asian Community Church in the past two weeks.  Pray for wisdom as they are seeking to build their leadership team with an additional pastoral leader from India.  Pray for wisdom and guidance for the issue of immigration.

Pray for the follow-up by Tim Corbin on three divine appointments over the past week with potential planters in our city who are seeking the Father’s guidance in planting new congregations.

Pray for the promotion and outreach efforts as several of our churches are preparing to launch Alpha groups.