Prayer Guide for July 5-6, 2018 – Days of Prayer and Fasting

Here are some thoughts as we begin to pray:  Jesus said, “Find a quiet secluded place so that you won’t be tempted to role-play before God.  Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you’ll begin to sense his grace.  ….This is your father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply.”  Matt 6:6-8 [The Message]

  1. Leadership Development Ministries:  Please pray for:
  • Churches in transition: Alberta: West Springs FMC, Calgary; British Columbia: Centennial Chapel FMC, Kamloops; Saskatchewan: Melfort FMC, Melfort: Weyburn FMC, Weyburn; Ontario: Athens FMC, Athens; Asbury FMC, Perth; Caistor Centre FMC, Caistor Centre; Dunnville FMC, Dunnville; Madoc FM/Wesleyan Church, Madoc; Odessa FMC, Odessa; Richmond Hill Chinese and English FM Churches, Richmond Hill, ON; Thunder Bay FMC, Thunder Bay; Warkworth FMC, Warkworth.
  • Pastors in transition: Glen Coates, David Greene, Kim Henderson, Jason Johnson, Fred Merritt, Jay Mowchenko, Derek Spink, Grant Wolfe, Mary-Elsie Wolfe, Wesley Wood.
  • Pastoral Leadership Task Forces (PLTFs) of the churches in transition.
  • Our pastors – that they would find times of rest and renewal this summer.
  • Students and interns in ministry positions at camps, churches and vacation Bible schools this summer – that God would work in them and through them in order to shape them into the people he created them to be.
  • The six Regional Coaches:  Rev. Steve Cylka (central ON), Rev. Mary Lee DeWitt (western ON), Rev. Seth Freeman (MB, SK), Rev. Vern Frudd (BC, AB), Rev. Roxanne Goodyear (eastern ON), Rev. Philippe Reichenbach (QC) – as they continue connecting and working with churches.
  1. Stewardship Ministries: Please pray for:
  • Students needing summer jobs to help pay for school
  • Stewardship Message and Community Financial Fitness Seminar at Cornerstone FMC, Prince Albert SK July 29
  • Churches that struggle with meeting their budgets over the summer month
  1. Church Planting Ministries: Please pray for:
  • Church planters: Stephensons (Ridgeway), Dozlaws (Saskatoon), Seidus (Winnipeg), Dexters (Okotoks), Altidors (Montreal), Boutins (Montreal), Mugaruras (Ottawa)
  • Church Planting Coaches: Jay Mowchenko, Evan Garst, Grant Wolfe and Edrice Clermy
  1. International Child Care Ministries: Please pray for:
  • Regional Coordinator meetings in the US
  • shared vision, unity, and guidance as the leaders from around the world come together.
  • Belle and Stella’s visit to Canada and for fruitful meetings with churches and sponsors
  1. FMCiC Chaplains:Please pray for:
  • Armed Forces: Michael Allen, Stephen An, Andrew Klinger, Bob Lay
  • Corrections: Abraham Yonas  
  • Health Care: Jacki Barbour, Lorraine Buffam, David Gifford, Brenda Haggett
  1. Beyond Canada Ministries:Please pray for:
  • Sok Em’s continuing ministry plans for Tahas Bible Institute in Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia.
  • Germain and Inge Coulombe (Taiwan)
  • Chris and Terri Payk (Taiwan)
  • David and Jennifer Wright leaders for new missions team
  • Debbie Hogeboom as she transitions into retirement life in Canada.
  • National Missions Team : The formation of the team and the ministry plan
  • those participating in cross cultural ministries over the summer
  • those that God is calling to long-term ministry

Thank you for your faithful intercessions. As we pray and claim God’s promises, His power is released and His purposes prevail.