Week of Prayer

Join us as we spend this week praying for the year ahead.

Day 1

"But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24: 15).

Here are some prayer suggestions for you today:

  • Jesus at the centre of our lives and our church
  • Healthy relationships, love and joy
  • Spiritual protection and health
  • Wisdom for parents
  • Return of prodigals
  • Good witness to others

Day 2

Jesus says to His followers, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32).

Here are some prayer suggestions:

  • Knowing and living out our identity and freedom in Christ
  • Persecuted Christians around the world
  • Humble yet bold faith in a counter-Christian society
  • Political leaders at all levels
  • Students and educators at all levels
  • Police, firefighters and community leaders

Day 3

Proverbs 3:9-10 instructs us: "Honour the Lord with your wealth, with the first-fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine."

Here are some suggestions for prayer today:

  • Godly wisdom with personal and WCC finances
  • Thanks for all we have spiritually and monetarily
  • Generosity to God and to those in need
  • Opportunity for the less fortunate
  • Integrity with all of our resources, including spiritual gifts and skills
  • Discernment to be and to do all to the glory of God

Day 4

Revelation 20:4 gives this beautiful description of future peace: “[God] will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Here are some suggestions for prayer:

  • Freedom for the oppressed
  • Justice for the abused
  • Peace in war-torn countries, including Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Congo, Ethiopia, Iraq, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Somalia, South Suday, Sudan, Syria and Yemen (from worldpopulationreview.com).
  • Persecuted Christians in countries including Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, India, Libya, North Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen (from gospelcoalition.org).
  • Domestic conflict and abuse

Day 5

The apostle John wrote this in his third letter: "Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 

Here are some suggestions for prayer:

  • Loved ones facing health struggles
  • Those grieving the passings of family and friends
  • Healthcare workers
  • The disadvantaged who have less access to healthcare
  • The homeless and those suffering with addictions
  • Wisdom in caring for our own bodies

Day 6

Jesus said, in Mark 4:31-2: “The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants.”

Here are some suggestions for prayer:

  • The manifest presence of the Holy Spirit among us
  • Continuing wisdom for leaders of Wilmot Centre Church
  • Salvation of many into the transforming life of Jesus
  • Humility and repentance before God
  • God’s direction in our staffing needs
  • Joy in our journey of serving the Lord