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 16 2020

 
Today we pray for Farmers. An integral part of any healthy nation! Pray for them to be able to operate without getting infected with COVID-19 and those who have to recover well. Pray for creativity for farmers to continue successfully even if their client base has been limited. Pray for us all to support our local farmers as best we can during these times.
 
A good verse to meditate on for Farmers: “The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake. And he will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Deuteronomy 28:8


Prayer Focus May 15 2020

 

Today pray for respect. Pray for our nation to respect and support our government, and for our government to respect its population. Pray for everyone to show respect for each other even under times of stress.

A good verse to meditate on for respect: “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12



Prayer Focus May 14 2020

 

Today we pray for Salon Workers. And industry hard hid due to COVID-19 with forced closures. Pray for those who own salons or work in them to survive through this hard time. Pray for wisdom and resources of necessary safety equipment when salons are allowed to reopen.

A good verse to meditate on for Salon Workers: “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.” Proverbs 22:29



Prayer Focus May 13 2020

 

Today we pray together for wisdom. Pray for wisdom for those in positions of leadership to lead their people well and use their resources wisely. Pray for each of us to proceed in these ever-changing times with wisdom, to know what information to follow, and what to avoid.

A good verse to meditate on for wisdom: “Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 24:14



Prayer Focus May 12 2020

 

Today let’s lift up Tradespeople in prayer. Pray for God’s protection of them as they carry out their trade and service the people of the Cowichan Valley. Pray for them to have all the protection equipment they need to keep themselves and team members safe and the wisdom of what work to do or not do during this time.

A good verse to meditate on for Tradespeople: “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” Psalm 90:17



Prayer Focus May 11 2020

 

Today we pray together for stewardship. Pray for our government to be a good steward of its resources. Pray for individuals and families to trust in God with what He has given them, whether that be extra or feeling very lean, and use their resources wisely. Pray for focus on needs and essentials and wisdom for all to know what that is.

A good verse to meditate on for Stewardship: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10



Prayer Focus May 10 2020

 
Our Sunday Pray for the Nations today has us focusing on Canada. Praise God for his protection so far from extremes that other nations have had with the coronavirus.
 
Pray for the leadership of the country, provinces and municipalities to lead with wisdom and integrity. Pray for Canadians to listen to their leaders and follow guidance from these leaders. Pray that isolations measures will be lessened more and more over time.


Prayer Focus May 9 2020

 
Today we pray for Janitorial Workers. Pray for those in this integral service position to feel appreciated, loved and encouraged. Pray for their health and energy as they work in an industry constantly in contact with germs. Pray that these workers feel pride in their work.
 
A good verse to meditate on for Janitorial Workers: “There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour.” Ecclesiastes 2:24


Prayer Focus May 8 2020

 
Today pray for integrity. Pray for those in leadership positions to lead with integrity. Pray for honourable actions to be a default and not negative intentions. Pray for people to see this integrity and see God through it, that it would be a light for Him.
 
A good verse to meditate on for integrity: “The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.” Proverbs 20:7


Prayer Focus May 7 2020

 
Today we pray for Developing Communities. Pray for their protection from the virus as it can be even more challenging to treat the sick, or implement isolation and social distancing. Pray for providence for their daily needs even of “simple” things like clean water and enough healthy food. Pray for support workers from out of country that are there or may have had to return to their countries.
 
A good verse to meditate on for Developing Communities: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27