november prayer calendar

In this season when we are unable to meet physically, we remember that we are still united in Christ. One of the ways we can be unified is in our prayers. We invite you to join us in lifting up these daily prayers.

There is also a Justice & Mercy prayer focus below the calendar.

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

Pray for children & adults to become more aware of and concerned for those who are hungry around the world.

2

Pray for the frontline workers as cases go up and give thanks for our healthcare system.

3

Pray for a peaceful election in the USA and for God to be at work.

4

Pray for the safe return of Leslie Arends and staff to The Esther School in Zambia when possible.

5

Pray that Leslie Arends & staff “pursue the purpose and goodness God has for us here and now” while still at home.

6

Pray for Tal & Christina James, their ministry with NAIM and the Penelakut Island people.

 

7

God, thank you for your Word to comfort us.  Please help us keep our focus on You during these uncertain times.

8

Pray for a good response to the World Hunger campaign.

9

Thank you for those who serve in our church. We pray for continued direction from the Holy Spirit.

10

Pray for God’s help through new ways of doing church and connecting with each other.

11

Remembrance Day

Pray for those who have served, continue to serve and who lost their lives to protect our freedoms.

12

Pray for those who are working on new COVID treatment options and a vaccine.

13

We give thanks for the volunteers still serving meals & handing out clothing to those in Nanaimo.

14

Pray for Rev. Bahago and his ministry with Resonate Global Mission.

15

Lord, please protect those who are living on the streets during these cold, damp days.

16

Pray for progress towards reconciliation with the Indigenous People of Canada

17

Pray for a mild cold and flu season and a flattening of the COVID curve.

18

Praise for all the Rainbows facilitators who meet with the children and adjust activities for COVID.

19

Pray for the Brownhill family as they serve with YWAM in Perth, AU.

20

Pray for Loaves & Fishes volunteers and clients as they continue to find ways to get food to Nanaimo.

21

Pray for Bill & Maxine Crofton’s ministry, Estrella de Mar, until they can travel again to the DR.

22

Thank you, God, for providing all the prayer warriors who pray persistently

23

Lord be with us through this winter; bring peace to those who are hurting.

24

Pray for Youth for Christ and for opportunities to meet safely with local youth like at the Cline farm

25

Pray for Rainbows families as grief related issues are extra challenging with less support available right now.

26

Pray for the success of the

fair trade Global Village Nanaimo store open until Dec. 24.

27

Pray for our local churches, asking God to reveal creative ideas for connection.

28

Pray for good participation in the Youth For Christ virtual “breakfast” this morning at 10

29

1st Sunday of Advent

Pray for God to be with us during this Advent season.

 

30

Pray for ways to safely connect with our neighbors.  Ask God to shine His light through us.

 

 

 

Info Bite - November 17, 2020

justice & Mercy focus

Proverbs 18:13 To answer before listening—that is folly and shame.

Reconciling with our First Nations neighbours can seem like an overwhelming task. The above scripture suggests a good starting place is to listen. Chief Robert Joseph of the First Nation Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’misnorth, Gilford Island (north of Vancouver Island between Tribune Channel and Knight Inlet), tells his residential school experience in the attached four minute video. Parents may wish to show it to your children to start conversations and help them understand.

https://youtu.be/2zuRQmwaREY