Prayer Calendar for March 2018Tuesday, March 20 – Pray for Parkwood Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, as leadership in the areas of finance and facilities management are changed. Pray that the transition will be smooth as long-serving leaders pass duties to new leaders.
Wednesday, March 21 – Pray for the Kingdom Kids program at New Westminster Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, Ontario, which meets on Wednesdays. Give thanks for the new leader, Jung Han, especially as he ministers with the young boys.
Thursday, March 22 – Uphold congregational development staff including Rev. Diane Tait-Katerberg, of the Synod of Saskatchewan. Pray for planting of seeds for a future harvest.
Friday, March 23 – Pray for Rev. Dan MacKinnon and the session of Grace Presbyterian Church, Orleans, Ontario. Pray for spiritual enrichment for those attending this weekend's annual winter retreat of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario.
Saturday, March 24 – Pray for Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, and Ephraim Scott Presbyterian Church, St. Ann's, Nova Scoti, and their minister, Rev. Brian MacLeod. Ask God to equip the congregation to be a Christ-centred church, caring for one another and reaching out to all.
Sunday, March 25 – Palm Sunday – Meekness and majesty molded into one marvellous procession! Hosanna in the highest!
Monday, March 26 – In this holiest of weeks, pray that our pastors and elders will be equipped to lead worship and to remind the world of the power of the cross.
Tuesday, March 27 – The responses have been considered. Committee reports are being submitted. Lord God, lead us through these demanding times. Fill our commissioners with the fullness of Your Spirit as they prepare themselves for Assembly in June.
Wednesday, March 28 – We have examined our hearts. Now, Lord, renew and remake us in the image of Your only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Thursday, March 29 – Pray for St. David's Presbyterian Church, St. John's. Newfoundland, and their minister, Rev. David Sturtevant. Give thanks for their extended family culture – a mix of transient members and those whose families go back to its founding in 1775.
Friday, March 30 – Good Friday – May we all remember and fully recognize the deep love of our heavenly Father, who provided redemption for us all and cast aside the shadow of death with the sacrifice of His Son on the cross. Pray that we all will come to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. (Ephesians 3:18)
Saturday, March 31 – So much of our faith journey is walked between, both here and still to come, fulfilled and being fulfilled. Today, celebrate the presence of God who walks and waits with us.
Linda Shaw, Prayer Chain Editor.
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