PRAY THE LORD'S PRAYER
Each month we will be including a focus on one of the petitions from the Lord's Prayer.
This month, let's pray for:
Your Kingdom Come
Harvest / Passion for Souls — This is a time to deeply engage in prayer for souls and also for the Church to awaken into faith-filled prayer for great harvest. May the Canadian Church lift her eyes and see the ripeness and magnitude of the harvest fields. May the Canadian Church believe in the power Jesus has to draw people to himself through us.
Unity -- We are in unprecedented days of rapid shifts toward unity in the Body of Christ. Join in with what God is doing and pray for continual breakthroughs and momentum for deep, heart-level unity. Pray that all our unity would have Jesus at the centre.
Children — Contend for the children to be drawn to faith through a wide variety of summer ministries. Pray as well, for the kids in the Canadian Church to become radical disciples of Jesus, filled with God, used by God, yet still free to be kids. Pray for parents to grow in discipling their children.
Faith -- Stand in the gap for a huge increase of faith to rise in the Canadian Church. Especially faith for God’s kingdom to come and his will to be done in this hour. Intercede that all discouragement that leads to unbelief would be washed off of the Church.
Pastors -- We need godly, wise, healthy, loving, shepherds who know how to lead, to preach and teach the word of God and who serve from a place of abiding in Jesus. Lift up the pastors in our nation, that each one will be strengthened, blessed, protected and filled afresh with the Spirit. Pray for revival fire to burn in the heart of each of these men & women of God.
Prayer Awakening- Seek the Lord for an awakening of prayer in the Canadian Church. May every believer, every congregation, every house of prayer, be stirred to pray with great grace and renewed faith. Pray for the global prayer wave that millions could be participating in called, “Thy Kingdom Come”, that it would be a catalyst for massive harvest.
Great Commission- Cry out for harvesters to be sent out into the ripe, white, fields in our nation. Pray for evangelism to become a passion once again in the Church. Join the Great Commission Day of Prayer (May 25th) and also seek to share your faith on the Global Outreach Day (May 27th).
Boomers - The Lord has been speaking about “Boomers” now being called into ministry and mission. Many who have retired will find a new purpose as “Eleventh hour workers”, others will serve the kingdom with radical giving, still others will choose an early retirement to serve. Even though the Boomers have been labeled the “Me Generation” these ones will walk in the opposite spirit, in love and selflessness. Pray for them!
Marriages- Intercede for marriages in the body of Christ. Pray for every marriage to grow into a deeper, more Christ-centered union. Cry out for those that are in the midst of struggle or even crisis. There is always hope, healing and redemption in Jesus!
Rest - Pray that the Church in Canada would live in the place of rest, and abiding even in the most intense and demanding seasons. Contend that we find our strength in dependance upon Jesus, so we can go the distance in great fruitfulness, rather than burn out.