PRAYVANCOUVER.ca 2015-06-07

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Pray these words over our cities…

We invite you to pray for these items whenever you have the opportunity to pray. Each day at 10:02 am/pm, we invite you to join a growing group who pause briefly wherever they are to pray for God to call out workers for the harvest in the manner of Luke 10:2 This week join us in praying for the Kingdom of God to be experienced in the city of Vancouver and for the words of this passage to become the focus of every leader in our area.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV

Pray with Thanksgiving…

We are thankful for the growing fellowship of Ekklesia as they share life and fellowship together in in the public eye on the dock in Sydney, BC. Pray for the young son who was baptized last week and his father as they seek to walk with Jesus under the direction of the Spirit. Pray a prayer of thanks that Halley has also returned from Nepal.

We are thankful to God for the clear immigration for the Joshua Smith family as they start work this week with The Point. Pray for his new ministries and as well as the details of settling in to a new city.

We are thankful to God for the arrival of summer missionaries who will be working alongside The Common Place and Canvas Church leaders in reaching their communities.

We are thankful to God for the work of teams coming alongside Church on the Rock this weekend to celebrate Pitt Meadows Day and the launching of a new children’s ministry in a new Co-op in Pitt Meadows. Pray for the gospel to be proclaimed clearly and openly plus the eyes and ears of the lost will be open to hear.

We are thankful to God for the efforts of Dr. Dan Crawford and Steve Seaberry who brought three more pastors to our city to consider coming along side several churches they met last week in Vancouver. Pray for the Spirit of God to confirm in their heart the place he desires them to join and then the wisdom to guide their church forward to partnerships.

We are thankful to God for the privilege of standing beside another family at the graveside of a precious, gentle and humble mother who was always thankful for the smallest things. Please pray for this family as they choose to stand firm and persevere in the work of the Lord.

Pray for the activity of God…

Pray for a planter who learned of his non-believing father’s questionable health checkup that requires further testing for proper diagnosis. Pray that his family will learn Jesus’ love and grace as they wait for clarity.

Pray for the leader from Pakistan who was baptized in Toronto last Sunday in obedience to the Father as he has now began the assessment process as he seeks the planting of a new church in Vancouver among his people.

Pray for the team coming from Gentry Arkansas to work with Han Church in Coquitlam carry out an evening VBS beginning Wednesday for the 40+ children already registered. Pray this new plant will reach these new families.

Pray for strength and courage for the Gen Send Mobilizers as they narrow the selection of the areas of the city they will seek to impact when their teams arrive later this month. May God give them affirmation and confidence in following the leadership of the Spirit.

Begin praying for the outreach efforts being planned all over the region as our churches join their communities in celebrating Canada Day on July 1st. Pray that in the midst of the service and engagement the servant heart of God’s people will open the door for clear presentations of the Gospel and many will come to Christ.

Pray for the Tim Corbin family joining our family of churches to help us train and launch new churches all over our region. Pray for the details of moving as well as the new relationships that will be formed in Canada. Pray for the immigration process to go smoothly.

Begin praying for the Summer Youth Celebration as over 100 young people will travel to Gordom Lake for a week of fun, exploring God and relationships. Pray as registration begins now for this outstanding week.

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