Prayer is a vital part of the Christian Life. At Westwood Alliance Church, we intentionally involve our members in Prayer for our Church, Members's needs and our world. Contact Pastor Larry if you would like to be part of this ministry or to receive a copy of our Prayer List.
Prayer Meeting: TBA
Thanksgiving and 26th Anniversary
October 11-18, 2020
A Prayer Chain is a group of persons linked together by like concern and love for a period of time to address God and minister to our church and our larger community. A prayer chain kicks it up several levels, because it mobilizes us to pray together. This Scripturally amplifies the power of prayer. Matthew 18:20. "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them" (NRSV). Praying as a group also fulfills another of our basic human needs: to connect, both with a power greater than ourselves and with one another.
In October we have two back to back Sunday’s of celebration (Oct 11,18) – Thanksgiving and Our Church Anniversary. Thus, our prayer chain will be over a week period (Oct 11-18) with an encouragement to pray three times a day. Why three times a day? When Daniel was entrapped by his fellow administrators to not pray (Dan.6) at the pain of being thrown to the lions, he still continued his practice of praying three times a day with a window open to Jerusalem (Dan.6:10,11). He prayed in ‘thanksgiving” and for “God’s help.” Not everyone will be able to commit to praying for a solid week of prayer 3 times a day for 15 minutes at a time. But this is the blessings of being a part of a prayer chain. We support each other in a chain of prayer.
Daily Scripture Meditation and Prayer themes
Oct 11. Psalm 19 Beauty of Creation – Praise God for Creation proclaiming his glory.
1. Natural Disasters (fires in California…) 2. Global Warming 3. Care of animal kingdom
Oct 12 - Psalm 100 (Thanksgiving) - Me & My Family
1. Marriage (Parent, mine) 2. Unity 3. Salvation
Oct 13 - Psalm 146 (Praise) - Church
1. Westwood Church Congregations 2. Pastors / Elders 3. Teachers/Leaders
Oct 14 - Psalm 121 (Ascent) - Schools/Hospitals/Police
1. Schools 2. Hospitals 3. Police
Oct 15 - Psalm 32 (Confession) - Government – City, Provincial, National
1. City Mayor and Counsel 2. Provincial Elections Oct 24 3. National Liberal Party
Oct 16 - Psalm 1 (Wisdom) - Crisis – Fires, COVID, Protests
1. Front Line workers 2. Protection 3. Mental Health
Oct 17 - Psalm 3 (Lament) - Economy – Jobs, Businesses
1. Job Creation 2. Business Failures needing help 3. Financial Security
Oct 18 - Psalm 23 (Trust) - Anniversary – Church ministries
1. Celebration of Church 2. Children Ministry 3. Youth Ministry
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