Prayer Calendar

You can email us your public prayer requests. We encourage prayers with specific dates for specific congregations and ministries.

The Prayer Calendar requests are sent as a convenient daily reminder or as a weekly or monthly summary with your subscription to Renewal Fellowship e-mailings.

Saturday, September 26 – Thank our Sovereign Lord for our sisters and brothers serving Him around the world, and pray especially for those who suffer for their faith, that they may be blessed and be a blessing to their communities.
Sunday, September 27Presbyterians Sharing Sunday – Pray that God would help all our churches to look outward and care for their communities and the many places around the world that need our prayers and financial support.
Monday, September 28 – Pray that our congregations may know best how to support and encourage new Canadians and share God's love with them.
Tuesday, September 29 – Pray for our missionaries serving international ministries in Africa, Asia, Hungary, Taiwan, Japan, and the Middle East, that God may grant them wisdom as they seek to be a blessing.
Wednesday, September 30 – Pray for the faculty of our Presbyterian theological colleges, that in the midst of teaching, they may communicate not only knowledge, but the wonder of God's grace.
Thursday, October 1 – Pray for new lead pastor, Brian McGuffin, at Lakeshore St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Windsor, Ontario, and his family as they settle into a new city and province. Pray also for the session and staff as they work together to discern a bold new course.
Friday, October 2 – Pray for Presbyterians who are participating in the Ride for Refuge. Pray for the safety of the Moderator, Amanda Currie, members of First Presbyterian Church, Regina, Saskatchewan, and others who will be joining virtually from across Canada as they seek to raise funds for Presbyterian World Service and Development.
Saturday, October 3 – Pray for Rev. Glen Sampson and the sessions of the Northern New Brunswick Regional Ministry as the five churches (St. Luke's, Bathurst, St. John's, Dalhousie, Knox, Campbellton, First United, Campbellton, and Knox, New Carlisle) gradually re-open and return to live worship while continuing the online ministries that were begun during the shutdown because of COVID-19.
Sunday, October 4World Communion Sunday – As congregations celebrate communion around the world, pray for unity in the body of Christ, and especially for those who are feeling alone and isolated due to pandemic restrictions.
Monday, October 5 – Pray for Anita Evans and the other 2020 Knox College graduates, as they seek a call from a congregation during these difficult times.
Tuesday, October 6 – Pray for the Session of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Parry Sound, Ontario, as they meet this evening, that God would grant them wisdom as they strive to meet the various needs of the congregation and their community.
Wednesday, October 7 – Uphold the Canadian staff of Threefold Ministries under the leadership of Rev. Wayne Hancock. Pray that God will guide them and sustain this ministry as they plan and work to provide needed ministry in Nicaragua at a time when global air travel is not possible.
Thursday, October 8 – Pray for congregations that are struggling financially after many months of not worshipping in their buildings, that people may quickly resume giving faithfully. Ask that churches will be protected from financial deficits.
Friday, October 9 – Pray for the Cariboo house churches in British Columbia as they discern how to reach out and maintain a sense of community while dealing with restrictions from COVID-19.
Saturday, October 10 – Pray for church leaders providing innovative worship experiences for congregations, that they will be diligent and wise with safety measures, and that they will not grow weary as they seek multiple ways to enable their congregations to worship and stay connected.
Sunday, October 11 – Join Grace Presbyterian Church, Orleans, Ontario, in giving thanks for the pre-recorded online services they have been blessed with over for the last several months, and pray for a smooth transition as they begin to live-stream services.
Monday, October 12Thanksgiving Day – "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few." (Matthew 9:37) Pray for the Lord of the harvest to raise up workers who are sensitive to the spiritual hunger within our nation, and who can boldly proclaim the truth through the Spirit's power.
Tuesday, October 13 – Remember the Presbytery of Grey-Bruce-Maitland as they meet this evening.
Wednesday, October 14 – Pray for Rev. Owen Kim and his congregations, Kinlough Presbyterian Church and Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater, Ontario, that they may be empowered to carry out their mission and have the ability to stay connected to love and care for one another.
Thursday, October 15 – Pray that the Life and Mission Agency would be surrounded by God's Spirit of wisdom, peace, and guidance as they meet today by Zoom. Pray for the Synod of Saskatchewan as they gather online for a conference and annual meeting over the next three days.
Friday, October 16 – Uphold Samer Kandalaft, serving as moderator of the Synod of Quebec and Eastern Ontario, and the Synod as they to meet today via Zoom.
Saturday, October 17 – Today the Presbytery of Westminster, British Columbia, is holding a Vision Day for all their congregations. Dale Woods, their new Presbyter of Mission and Vision, will be leading the presentation and discussion online as the Presbytery continues to live into its strategic priorities over the next several years. Pray that the gathering would glorify God, enrich congregations seeking to serve God well, and be free from technological woes and participant anxieties.
Sunday, October 18 – Pray for the ecumenical shared ministry of First UC and Knox Presbyterian Church, Campbellton, New Brunswick, under the leadership of Rev. Glen Sampson as they resume their worship and community outreach programs. Give thanks for how well this ecumenical shared ministry has worked in its first three years, and pray for wisdom and discernment as the Session and Council negotiate the terms of the letters of agreement for the next three years of the ministry.
Monday, October 19 – Uphold in prayer all programs transitioning to an online application at Cheyne Presbyterian Church, Stoney Creek, Ontario. DivorceCare meets on Mondays and Alpha on Sundays and Tuesdays.
Tuesday, October 20 – Pray for the youth group leaders at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hillsburgh, Ontario, as they plan programs and share the love of God with youth.
Wednesday, October 21 – Give thanks for the hot-meal program for disadvantaged inner-city people sponsored by Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario, each Saturday. They have been able to adapt to the pandemic by offering take-out meals.
Thursday, October 22 – St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Trenton, Ontario, has been vacant since June 2019. Pray for their Interim Moderator, Rev. Jennifer Cameron, and their Session.
Friday, October 23 – Dunamis Fellowship Canada is planning to offer an online version of their Gateways to Empowered Ministry Dunamis Project November 2-6. The original plan was to be face-to-face in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Pray for wisdom and the practical supports needed to make this work in an online context. Pray that God's purposes will be fulfilled through these efforts and that His people will be equipped for ministry in these times.
Saturday, October 24 – Pray for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Parry Sound, Ontario, as they celebrate their Missions Sunday tomorrow with special speaker Cathy Birnie of Hope Pregnancy Support Centre.
Sunday, October 25Reformation Sunday – Pray for those who have been called to "Go into the world and preach the gospel," that doors will remain open for them. Pray that God's Spirit will continue to remind each of us that we have been called to be missionaries in our communities.
Monday, October 26 – Pray for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Quebec, Quebec, and their minister, Katherine Burgess, as they begin the program New Beginnings.
Tuesday, October 27 – Pray for the Holy Spirit to help those in Assembly Council to make wise decisions at their meeting today in light of General Assembly being cancelled.