NL Daily Prayer Focus
Starting Monday, March 30 and continuing every day during the suspension of services due to the cancellation of large gatherings because of COVID-19, we bring you The NL Daily Prayer Focus.  Each afternoon at 2pm we’ll post a prayer focus for the day.  We’ll alternate between themes to pray for and people groups to pray for, and Sundays we’ll pick up on our tradition from our Sunday morning bulletins and pray for the nations. So each Sunday we’ll have a different country in the world to pray for.
We challenge you to participate each day with us as we pray for ourselves, our families and friends, our community and the world.  Commit as much time to this as works for you – if that’s 30 seconds, great, if that’s 3 hours, awesome!  Do what works for you.  These images will be published here for those who do not have access to Facebook or Instagram, but please do follow the posts on Social Media too.  We hope to interact with you, share how we’re praying for each other, and we encourage you to share the post on your social accounts too, it doesn’t just have to be our church family that’s praying!

Prayer Focus May 6 2020

Today we pray together for honesty. Pray that under the pressures that come with this season that we turn to honesty instead of deception. Pray for those in places of power to be transparent and open. Pray that God brings out the fruit of the Spirit in many instead of people turning to negative responses.
A good verse to meditate on for honesty: “for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.” 2 Corinthians 8:21

Prayer Focus May 5 2020

Today let’s lift up Restaurants in prayer. Pray for God’s provision during a time when many are struggling financially. Pray they can retain as much of their staff as possible or be able to get them back when they can operate at normal levels. Pray they can operate as much as possible to survive this season.
A good verse to meditate on for Restaurants: “Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.” Ecclesiastes 9:7

Prayer Focus May 4 2020

Today we pray together for generosity. Pray that those in this time with plenty would feel the desire to share with those in need. Pray for creativity for those able to give to find ways to provide for others. Pray for God’s blessing and love to be poured out through this generosity; to both the giver and the receiver.
A good verse to meditate on for Generosity: “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” Proverbs 19:17

Prayer Focus May 3 2020

Our Sunday Pray for the Nations today has us focusing on the United States. The country with the highest amount of cases and deaths due to COVID-19.
Pray for wisdom for those leading the country for how best to protect their population. Pray for patience and stamina for their people as they deal with all the changes to their lives due to the virus. Pray for the nation to have the needed resources to care for its people and distribute them wisely.

Prayer Focus May 2 2020

Today we pray for Small Businesses. Pray for Small Business owners as they navigate trying times for finances for their business, their families and the families of their staff. Pray for provision for those in hard times to last through this season. Pray for business in industries running to keep up with it all that they can manage the many changes.
A good verse to meditate on for Small Businesses: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Romans 8:18

Prayer Focus May 1 2020

Today pray for self-control. Pray that we give God the control and rely on Him to care for us. Pray that we resist the temptation to indulge in controlling actions like hoarding, obsessive compulsive behaviours, or putting extra pressure on our loved ones.
A good verse to meditate on for self-control: “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Prayer Focus April 30 2020

Today we pray for Food Banks. Pray for the staff and volunteers to remain healthy and strong so their services can continue. Pray for provision of items needed to service those who rely on them. Pray for creativity as they need to find new ways to approach their services.
A good verse to meditate on for Food Banks: “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16

Prayer Focus April 29 2020

Today we pray together for patience. Pray for extra patience with those around us in our family units, and with those we run into the few times we are out right now. Pray also for patience as we wait anxiously for this season to pass.
A good verse to meditate on for patience: “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience” Colossians 3:12

Prayer Focus April 28 2020

Today let’s lift up Parents in prayer. Pray for those balancing work, homeschooling and more. Pray for those under stress of unemployment or major employment changes. And for all parents, pray for extra patience, grace and love for our children during a time where Parents need it themselves too!
A good verse to meditate on for Parents: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Prayer Focus April 27 2020

Today we pray together for happiness. Pray for us all to be able to find happiness in all we do instead of focusing on negatives. Pray that we can also share happiness with others. Pray that we continue to seek and find out happiness in God.
A good verse to meditate on for Happiness: “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:13