The prayer ministry of Faith Reformed Church invites you to engage in a daily life of prayer. It is our desire to stir up the hearts of the people of our congregation and community to prayer and a richer walk with the Lord. The bible tells us that we should “.. pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:16) and “…pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests … always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” (Ephesians 6:18) for “…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16)
Pastor’s Prayer for this Week
Father in heaven, I am grateful to be your child. There is nothing better than knowing that your loving-kindness is ever-present. Day by day I am becoming more impacted by this amazing truth. Father of grace, may I grow in grace before your eyes, till I reach the perfect spiritual maturity of Christ Jesus my Lord, full of peace, love, and joy, by the power of your Spirit who lives within me. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.
We have started a collection of Classic Prayers for you to meditate on. Please click here to access.
Good spring morning to all. The air holds so many fragrances this time of year. Thank God for this blessing of smell, sight, hearing, touch and taste.
Message of the month: “He is risen. In Christ we have life to the full.”
May we pray blessings on our congregation for all to be safe and well. I have chosen some names we can add to our daily prayers.
- Marlene and Ken
- Molly and Dirk
- Jocelyn, Eric and Riley
- Sharon and Jim
Springtime is a season of hope and joy and cheer…..there’s beauty all around us to see, and touch, and hear. Today take time to value the ability to see- or to touch or to hear or smell or taste.
Psalm 104:19 – The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
Learn how to pray: Remember me, God? I come every day just to talk with You, Lord, and to learn how to pray. Today picture Jesus sitting next to you. What would I discuss? What topics will be covered? Beautiful thought, so just talk and listen so as the Lord can lead us in our daily lives. It is a privilege.
Some concerns for prayer today that you can add to your prayers:
- Pray for the people of Brazil, as are suffering with many deaths due to COVID and poor leadership.
- Pray for people of Myanmar and the uprising.
- Pray for Canada and our people.
- Pray for the homeless and hungry.
- Pray for those who suffer with depression or other mental disorders.
- Pray for shut ins.
- Pray for the elderly of Faith Reformed and in our community.
- Pray for farmers and the planting season to be fruitful.
- Pray for Queen Elizabeth as she mourns the passing of Prince Phillip.
- Pray for healing mercies for those suffering with illness/disabilities.
- Pray for all caregivers in institutions and home care situations.
- Pray for teenagers, that they do not lose hope during this pandemic.
- Pray for all to have peace in our hearts and minds.
- Pray for our churches and pastors, priests and rabbis during this pandemic.
- Pray that vaccines become more readily available.
- Pray for missionary workers and charitable organizations.
- Pray for teachers and students now that education has been so disrupted.
- Pray for moms and dads.
- Prayer of praise for healing mercies.
- Prayer of thankfulness for Jesus and the forgiveness of sin.
- Pray that families would read the bible together.
- Pray for the children’s bible studies, that their hearts and minds open to accept the Lord’s word.
- Pray for people in mourning.
- Pray for widows and widowers.
- Pray for persecuted Christians around the world.
- Pray for churches in India, and Malaysia.
- Pray for those who do not know the Lord.
- Pray for those who are discriminating in any way.
- Pray for our military.
Scripture to meditate on: Isaiah 40:28-31 – 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
My prayer for all is to love one another and glorify the name of the Lord in all we do. If things are troublesome, look up not down. Say a little prayer and all will be well. God loves you always.
Pastor Ricardo has started a Prayer Meeting on Saturday mornings, twice a month (every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month) from 10 to 11 am. All are invited to come for this time of quietness and voluntary communal prayers (nothing else but prayers). You may come for an hour or for 10 minutes, and you may arrive late or leave before it ends. It’s all fine. That’s the idea.
A Faith Church Prayer Chain is organized that prayer concerns may be brought before the Lord by the congregation as a whole. Prayer concerns may be given to Nancy (contact information in the Church Directory) for inclusion in the Prayer Chain.