Begin your times of prayer this week with the following:
Come, Holy One, work upon us, set us on fire and clasp us close;
be fragrant to us, draw us to your loveliness;
let us love, let us run to you. Amen
God of every place, some of us see you today from mountains of joy and confidence,
mountains of gratitude and praise.
Some of us seek you today from valleys of grief or doubt, valleys of loss or exhaustion.
And in all places, you are there with us, nudging us onward.
When we descend from the heights, show us your presence on the ground.
When we rise from the depths, show us the light of your way.
Meet us all on the path made by Jesus.
Voices Together #857 and #859
Prayer for Haiti
Please pray for the people of Haiti who experienced a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Saturday, August 14, 2021 that has resulted in significant loss of life and left tens of thousands of people homeless. Rescue work has been hampered by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Grace, and of course the country is still wavering from the pandemic and from the assassination of their president last month. Pray also for MCEC congregations, Famille Assemblée de la Grâce (firstname.lastname@example.org), Anjou, QC and Ma Destineé (email@example.com), Montreal, QC, as they pray for family and friends in Haiti. You may wish to send the congregations notes and prayers of encouragement or respond with a donation through MCC Canada who will be working with local partners to provide assistance where needed most.
· Thank you for praying for the other many spouses, children, and family members of our church community who are grieving the death of a loved one. Invite God to bring these individuals to your mind; invite Him to guide as to how you may reach out with support, care and love. Pray for God’s peace and presence to reign.
Households of Faith:
Pray for our Households of Faith during this next week as follows:
Pray for God’s presence to flow over their lives, that they would live in joy and peace, knowing that God is near. May His grace be an encouragement in each of their lives and may they each grow more in love with Jesus.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Eph. 6:18