Prayer Calendar for November 2017Friday, November 17 – Pray for the team of doctors and medical staff travelling to Nicaragua with Threefold Ministries. Pray for safety and for effectiveness as they conduct clinics. Pray that the team will see Jesus at work in new ways as they share and encourage the people of Nicaragua.
Saturday, November 18 – Pray for the members of the Assembly Council as they meet at Crieff Conference Centre, Crieff, Ontario, for the next four days. Pray also for our Presbyterian theological students as they seek to discern their gifts and calling in how to serve God and the church.
Sunday, November 19 – Pray for the Moderator of the 143rd General Assembly, Rev. Peter Bush, as he preaches at Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield, Ontario. Pray, too, for the leaders in Peter's home congregation, Westwood Presbyterian Church, Winnipeg MB, as they assume extra responsibilities over this year.
Monday, November 20 – The Life and Mission Agency Committee is joining the Assembly Council for meetings today and tomorrow at Crieff Conference Centre, Crieff, Ontario. Pray for the members of both committees; that they might be wise and careful as they work together for the faithful renewal of our church.
Tuesday, November 21 – Pray for those attending a Community Friendship Supper at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Parry Sound, Ontario. Pray, too, for the Presbytery of Essex-Kent as it meets today in Windsor, Ontario.
Wednesday, November 22 – Praise God for the spiritual growth in the children who attend our churches. Pray that we would be found faithful in passing on the faith to the next generation(s). Pray also for the actors and guides of Milton, Ontario, area churches as they share the story of Jesus' birth with an outdoor drama "On the Way to Bethlehem" from November 24-26. May the expected 1500+ visitors be blessed.
Thursday, November 23 – Pray that the visit of the Moderator of the 143rd General Assembly, Rev. Peter Bush, to the Temiskaming Presbytery will be an encouragement to all those gathered.
Friday, November 24 – Uphold Rev. Stewart Folster and the Saskatoon Native Circle Ministry as they minister to the indigenous people of inner-city Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Saturday, November 25 – Pray for sure and certain guidance as ministers and sessions seek God together for His ways, His path, His truths, and His leading in all their decisions.
Sunday, November 26 – Oh Lord, once we were many, now we are few. Lord, tell us where we should go and what we should do. (See Jeremiah 42:2-3)
Monday, November 27 – Give thanks for the vacation children's ministries across our denomination this past summer. Pray that the stories that the children heard will take root and bring about deep personal commitment to Jesus. May God use the events of Advent to help them grow in their faith.
Tuesday, November 28 – Pray for Rosemary Forstythe and the children of Kids on the Rock as they prepare their presentation of Rockin' Royal Christmas for the congregation of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and the community of Parry Sound, Ontario.
Wednesday, November 29 – Remember congregations preparing to show Jesus' love through the distribution of food and gifts in their communities during the Christmas season.
Thursday, November 30 – Pray for the Kids' Club meeting Thursday evenings at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Parry Sound, Ontario. Pray for their leaders: Karl, Donna, Miguel, and Isaac.
Linda Shaw, Prayer Chain Editor.
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