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An Invitation to Pray: Week 2

Lorna Johnston /Monday, April 8, 2024

An Invitation to Pray

As we journey through the sacred season between Easter and Pentecost, let us come together, Christians united in faith, to embrace the power of collective prayer. Just as the early disciples gathered in one accord, let us lift our hearts and voices in harmony, seeking the guidance and blessings of the Holy Spirit. In this second week of our initiative, let us deepen our commitment to intercede for our communities, nations, and the world at large. Together, let us tap into the limitless wellspring of divine grace, believing that through our unified prayers, miracles can unfold, hearts can be transformed, and hope can be restored. Let us not underestimate the impact of our collective supplications, for in unity, our prayers resonate with greater resonance before the throne of God. Join us in this sacred endeavor, as we strive to be vessels of love, peace, and healing in a world yearning for divine intervention.

WEEK TWO: Fruitfulness

 April 7th - 13th

 Scripture focus: John 15:1-8, 16

  • Pray that every disciple of Jesus will deepen their connection with Him. He is the wellspring of our productivity, and as we remain in Him, we'll gain insight into His desires, pray in alignment with His plans, and receive what we seek.
  • Let's lift up individuals by name whom we sense might be called to the ministry of mobilization. Pray for opportunities to extend invitations to explore this potential calling.

  • Pray for stronger bonds within the Simply Mobilizing family, so that we may be more closely knit together in support and encouragement.

 


Praying through Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday (March 31st - May 19th)

While we are scattered across Canada, we want to pray TOGETHER. There are several ways we hope to facilitate that: 

  1. All Together Online: Mark your calendars and join us.
    • Tuesday, April 2nd - 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET: Register for this event on Course Manager and the link will be sent to you.
    • Wednesday, May 15th - 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET Register for this event on Course Manager and the link will be sent to you.
       
  2. Together in Regional or Language Group Gatherings: In person or online.
    • Check with your Coordinator to find out more.
       
  3. Together Each Day: Set your alarm and pray together:
    • 10:02 – Luke 10:2 invites us to pray that the Lord of the Harvest will thrust out workers.
    • 15:02 – John 15:2 reminds us that the Father is a master gardener who prunes what is unfruitful so that we will be more fruitful.
       
  4. Together Each Week: Using our prayer themes (posted weekly).

 


Lorna Johnston is the Diaspora Ministries Leader at Outreach Canada. She leads two national teams -- Simply Mobilizing Canada (SMC) and Loving Muslims Together (LMT). She works with teams of diverse and experienced leaders and ministries across Canada to alert and activate the church in Canada to the changing opportunities to engage God's mission right here in Canada.



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This Sunday we celebrate Easter, remembering the death, burial, and resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. On that Resurrection Day everything changed. But it wasn’t until the Day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came, that the power of that change was fully realized in the early disciples’ lives.

We need that same power to be at work in our efforts as the Simply Mobilizing family in Canada to awaken the church, the ‘sleeping giant’.  Our mobilization efforts shifted online during the pandemic, and much good has come from that. But the Canadian context and the Canadian church have changed. How shall we respond to these changes?