Welcome to the USA/Canada Region's Prayer Room. We hope you'll stay for a while and pray about these requests for the Church of the Nazarene in the USA and Canada!
The USA/Canada Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries (SDMI) has been requested to host a kids' activity area at General Assembly since it was such a hit at the last General Assembly—giving kids a place to exert some energy. This and other child-focused activities need lots of volunteers giving a couple of hours of their time. Will you pray with the SDMI leaders that God will bring those volunteers to bless our Nazarene families? And if you want to be an answer to this prayer, too, please see http://www.usacanadaregion.org/features/1176-bless-kids-bless-parents for more information.
This week many Nazarene leaders will attend Exponential East, a Church Planting event supported by our USA/Canada Regional Office (UCRO) New Church Development and Evangelism office. Pray for their safety in travelling. Please also pray that the Lord will be with these leaders as they learn and network. For the sixth year in a row, the total number of active churches on the USA/Canada region have seen a net growth. From 2012 to 2016, 651 new Nazarene churches were registered in the USA/Canada Region.
At General Assembly this summer, USA/Canada Region and Grace & Peace magazine will release a new movie to foster our Nazarene identity: Phineas Bresee, Pastor to the People.
This film will look at the heart and soul of one of the early leaders of the Church of the Nazarene whose spiritual DNA is still alive and thriving in our churches! Please pray for the film crew as they wrap this up. And please pray that the Holy Spirit will work through the presentation to remind us, and teach a new generation, what being a Nazarene and holiness believer is all about.
The film will premiere on Saturday, June 24 at General Assembly, and will be available for local churches. For more information, see http://www.usacanadaregion.org/basic-page/1160-phineas-f-bresee-pastor-to-the-people
During the Easter season, so many of our USA/Canada churches hosted musicals, plays, family fun days, prayer walks, and other activities to reach out to their communities and to enhance the spiritual growth of the members in their church. Continue to pray that seeds planted at Easter time will grow!
We're thanking the Lord for a great NYI Leadership conference in March. About 400 youthworkers, pastors, senior pastors, district superintendents and others came to learn what the Church of the Nazarene is doing right with young people and how we can improve. Keep praying for these leaders as they go home and seek God to implement ideas they gleaned at the conference. (For more information, see http://nazarene.org/article/usacanada-nyi-hosts-largest-leadership-conference-date)
District Assembly season is starting! Please pray for these District Assemblies this week (below). Please pray for all the logistics to come together, for wisdom for the organizers and presenters and delegates, for wisdom for the leaders and visionaries. Also pray for all those attending the district assemblies...that the Holy Spirit will be present in their hearts and that they will also find encouragement and good fellowship as they meet new people and hear about what the Lord is doing on their districts. To print out a district list to pray for, see http://www.usacanadaregion.org/districts/2017-district-assembly-schedule
Northwest April 19-21
Central California April 20-21
Northern Michigan April 21-22
South Central Ohio April 20-22
Eastern Michigan April 23-24
OKlahoma April 23-24
Philadelphia April 23-24
Southern Florida April 23-24
Washington Pacific April 23-25
South Texas April 26-28
Sacramento April 27-28
Alaska April 28
Florida April 28-29
Upstate New York April 30-May1
Praise and Prayer:
We're thankful for the Lord's leading at these conventions; now please pray, as the Holy Spirit reminds you, for the new leaders, that they'll learn quickly; and for all leaders as they put feet to the inspiration and ideas from the district assemblies.
Hawaii Pacific District — March 27-28
Texas–Oklahoma Latin District — March 28-29
Chicago Central District - April 2-3
SW Oklahoma District - April 2-3
MidAtlantic District - April 2-3
Western Latin American District – April 5-6
West Texas District – April 6-7
Northwestern Illinois – April 7-8
Southwest Latin America – April 8
Nazarene Bible College is moving their administrative staff to the Kansas City area. Please pray for the NBC personnel as they finish the logistics involved in moving: selling homes, packing belongings, finding a new place to live. Please pray for the personnel who will not be making the move, that the Lord will open doors for them.
If you have a prayer need regarding your USA/Canada Church of the Nazarene district or church, that you'd like for us to consider listing, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. We will not be able to post prayer requests about individuals, and we may not be able to post all requests, but we welcome general requests.
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people." (Ephesians 6:18)