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
Dear God and Heavenly Father, thank you for letting me know the true meaning of Christmas, so that it may be a time of worship for me, as well as a time of celebration. Thank you for blessing me with the love and the light and the life of Jesus Christ. I thank you for the gift of Christmas, and the grace that I have found in Christ, the Eternal Word Incarnate, my saviour and my God. I pray that in your mercies you may bring light and life to all, and that many may discover the true meaning of Christmas, and be blessed, 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.
Here we are in the Lenten season. Time goes so quickly. We pray for each other and our wellbeing.
Our message for this month: “It’s a good time now for soul searching, heart changing and spiritual renewal.”
I have a list of brothers and sisters to pray for. Pray for wellbeing and safety:
- Gord and Marilyn
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – 16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
This scripture can prepare your hearts for prayer and our privilege to talk to our creator.
I have prepared a list of considerations and thoughts for prayer. Maybe some will be added to your prayer list.
- Our preparation for the Lenten season.
- Praise God for the forgiveness of sin.
- As our message reads, examine ourselves, ready for spiritual renewal.
- Faith Reformed church, and Pastor Gouvea and Lilia.
- The homeless.
- People suffering with depression.
- Children and teens around the world and in our community.
- Those in financial distress.
- Our elderly at Faith Reformed.
- Our children’s bible studies.
- Teachers, in schools and all who teach bible studies.
- World hunger.
- Family unity and prayer.
- Persecuted Christians.
- People in Myanmar suffering due to military dominance.
- Thankfulness for Nigerian school girls being returned to their families.
- Our community.
- Missionary work.
- Our neighbours.
- World and local leaders.
- The Holy Spirit to continue to guide us in our daily lives.
- Our lot in life, thankful.
- Those going through surgery or cancer treatments.
Psalms to meditate on:
Psalm 124:8 – Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:7-8 – 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
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.