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Lord, who is in Heaven. Blessed be your name! Exalted are you! Thank you for being our Comforter in times of pain and tribulation.
Our God, today we want to express to you what is in our hearts. You who know everything, you know the things that worry us and make us happy, the things that hurt us and those that bring hope to our lives.
We beg you to protect us from any attack by the enemy, to help us to overcome our own sins. We acknowledge our weakness, but we know that you strengthen us.
We ask for protection against COVID-19 and for healing, strength and provision for those who are affected by it. Father, so many people have died, so many people crying for their loved ones who are no longer in this world. Please be their Comforter and may your love fill that void they feel.
We ask you to give us wisdom to support our partners in Bolivia. Give us strength to continue caring for the children and families of each one of the projects.
Please Father, give abundant strength to those who are in charge of each project, now that many activities are being resumed. It is clear how the effects of this pandemic remain and continue to impact the most vulnerable.
Abba, I ask you for my family, oh dear God, these are difficult times for us, the death of my father hurts us a lot. Father, oh Father, may your comfort sustain us.
I also pray for the work that CBM is doing around the world. May you bless the work of each one of them. In these times of COVID, we have seen with joy how the Canadian church has shown so much generosity for your ministry through CBM. Thank you for each person who makes up your body and heeds your call to act with love and generosity.
Once again, thank you for always listening. Thank you for being a strong tower and help and comforter.
We pray all this in the name of our beloved Saviour Jesus, and in his merits. Amen.
God of life, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we thank you for the gift of life and for this world that you love. We thank you for loving this world even in its fallenness through the redemption you make real in Jesus Christ. We praise you for the gift of the Holy Spirit who gathers us as your people and calls us into your mission and equips us for it.
As I serve our congregations in Canada and our international partners, I ask you for the gifts of wisdom, endurance, and clarity of thought. May I listen well to those whom I teach and mentor. May I listen even more closely to your Spirit for guidance and wisdom.
We thank you for the generosity of Canadian Baptists so that we may work together to bring the healing power of Jesus to a broken world. We ask for your guidance as we continue to discern where the Spirit is leading us in new paths of mission. We pray for the projects that we are developing to further equip your people for mission. We pray for our partners in Kenya, especially Beth Kamathi as she leads the theological college of the African Christian Churches and Schools. We pray for our partners in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as they courageously develop a new generation of leaders.
We pray for your people everywhere who live with the burden of this pandemic. Give us patience, sustain our hope, comfort those who have suffered from COVID-19, who have lost people they love, whose lives have been disrupted and damaged by this pandemic.
I ask that you continue to grant me good health and energy for these years of my life. May I recall what I have learned over the years that may serve the tasks I have been given. Thank you for fulfilling my longing to serve the church around the world. May I be faithful to that calling by your power.
In all of this, Father, we give thanks for the hope that we have in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise of his return. We give thanks for the gift of the Holy Spirit who makes us one and assures us Christ’s return and healing of all your creation, when there will be no more tears, no more pain, and no more death.
I praise you as you are holy, you are our provider, our protector, and our refuge. I am so thankful to you – by your grace you called us to serve you. I praise you that you called me to assist in the process of reunification of our brothers and sisters in the Community of Baptist Churches in East Congo (CEBCE) denomination in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Two major tribes spent 21 years in division and have come back to worship together. I pray that the process of reunification becomes effective and sustainable through the peacebuilding training that I am facilitating. I ask that the different target groups who are participating may become the catalyst of peace in the denomination and in the country. I pray that the political situation in DR Congo will stabilize and for many more people to attend the training.
I also pray for the whole CBM organisation, that you will continue to strengthen its vision of serving people in this broken world. I pray for all its programs to continue to make an impact among our partners and beneficiaries. I ask for your provision through Canadian partners – for more churches and individuals to respond to the needs of those in the margins.
Heavenly Father, I also pray for my family , my wife and my children. God, would you continue to give them good health? Help them to be more committed to you. I pray for the studies of my children, so that they may continue to succeed and finish their schooling at university level.
I pray for my own health, for my mom and mother-in-law as they are aging. I pray for my extended family and for all Christians – that they continue to strongly walk in you.
Dear heavenly Father , thank you for letting us come into your presence to express our need. We praise you for what you are doing in our daily life.
Thank you because you hear our prayer and you answer them according to your will. Thank you for the grace that you give us.