Christmas: This year, Christmas will not have the usual flurry of festivities. While we are grieving the loss of services, dinners and gatherings, could God be doing something beautiful in spite of this? Could he be turning what the enemy meant for evil — for good? Let’s intercede for a Christmas full of holy encounters rather than our usual busyness.
Worship: Let worship arise! Contend for a commitment of intentional, whole-hearted worship to rise in our hearts. May the Church of Canada worship in spite of the struggles and isolation of this season. Worship is a key to breakthrough, and Jesus is worthy!
Harvest: Around us there is great need. Pray to the Lord of the Harvest to open massive doors of opportunity for the Church to step into evangelism. May he position us in the right place at the right time to share his love. May he give us eyes to see the hurting.
Humility: Jesus came in the most humble way, lived a life of humility, and died the death reserved for the lowest slave or criminal. Pray that we follow his lead and go low to truly serve our communities, our neighbourhoods, and cities, blessing them in tangible ways.
Unity: In these hyper-polarized days, full of opinion and offense, let’s pray for the Church to move in the opposite spirit and unite in Christ. Seek the Lord for great blessing on all the new ways churches are serving one another, collaborating, and growing in friendship. Pray for a true softening of hearts towards one another that creates a place for God to pour out his blessing (Ps 133:1).