Joy - Pray for the Church in Canada to abound in joy. May it be an irrepressible joy that is deep, Jesus-focused and that lifts our eyes to see Him. May joy empower us with strength to endure challenges and trials and mark us as His — the One who was anointed with joy above His fellows (Heb 1:9).
Beauty for Ashes Part II — We continue to contend for Alberta’s calling to be a unique place in Canada, a place which has known devastation and even humiliation, but now is poised for a mighty move of God. Whatever province you are from, stand with the Church in Alberta in this hour. Don’t let political strife colour your prayers. Pray that they know the love of the Body of Christ and an extraordinary grace from the Father. (Read the original call to prayer - scroll down to May 2016).
Compassion - Intercede for the softening of the hearts of the people of God in our nation. The world is becoming more calloused and judgmental, may we move in the opposite spirit. Pray for the Church to have eyes to see the marginalized and misunderstood. Pray for our hearts to overflow with the love of God, activating us in intercession, generosity, and action.
Leaders - Seek the Lord for the raising up and protection of new leaders of every age in the Body of Christ. May many with leadership gifts and callings now be identified and discipled. May they be well qualified, Christlike in character, and committed to serve rather than looking for platform.
Unity- In prayer, close the Church’s door to the spirit of division that is seeking to pit regions, races, generations, and political affiliations against each other. Pray that this spirit has no ability to gain inroads in the Church but rather that we live in unity of the spirit, in humility considering each other’s interests rather than just our own. Pray for a beautiful increase of a spirit of unity in each local church, as well as throughout denominations and networks. All true Christian unity is biblically orthodox, holding to the authority of scripture.