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!
October has started with a difficult tone at the news of a mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1. The Las Vegas Church of the Nazarene had just held a city-wide prayer unity gathering, "praying for 'sin city' to be transformed into the 'City of Righteousness.'" Pray for our Nazarenes and the non-Nazarenes in the city.
Prayer and Praise
September was a challenging month for all Americans as Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico faced nature's fury. We praise the Lord that Nazarene Compassionate Ministries has been on the ground, along with Nazarene churches and Nazarene individuals. Continue to pray for those who are exhausted by the trauma the hurricanes have brought into their lives.
Pray for the USA/Canada churches that are participating in Fall festivals and other community events during this season. Pray that the Lord will provide great fellowship and bless the churches with the opportunities to lead people into relationship with Christ.
Prayer and Praise
Though General Assembly has been over for weeks, we ask that you'll continue praying for those who attended the SDMI and NYI conventions, as well as those from the USA/Canada region who attended the NMI conventions.
We do praise the Lord for all the blessings of General Assembly!
We are thankful for a great summer of District Assemblies across the USA/Canada Region. We are so thankful for all the churches that met their WEF funding so the work of the Church of the Nazarene can continue not only in the USA/Canada, but all around the world. Please pray that the decisions and encouragement from the assemblies will help Nazarenes as they move ahead all year long!
Praise and Prayer
We are so thankful to the Lord for all the reports we are hearing of children coming to the Lord through VBS this summer! Please keep praying that the Holy Spirit will grab hold of these children's hearts and fill them with such love that they'll take knowledge of Him back home to their families! We also pray that the lessons they learn at VBS will stay with them as they grow, even into adulthood, just as many of us remember how the Lord worked in our own lives through Nazarene VBS. Also pray for the VBS leaders and volunteers, that the Lord will bless them for their labor and draw them closer to him.
With summertime still here, many Nazarene churches in the USA/Canada region are hosting outdoor events. Please pray that these will provide great outreach into communities. Pray for these churches as their community outreach shifts to fall activities and as they plan.
Please pray for new members of the USA/Canada Regional office. Bill Weisman retired this summer and Mark Bane, former District Superintendent of Joplin, has stepped in as director of Evangelism Ministries and New Church Development with a passion to see souls won to Christ.
In May, the USA/Canada Regional Office welcomed Charles Christian as the new Strategic Communications Coordinator. Charles is redeveloping Grace & Peace Magazine and will help all members in the office communicate more effectively. Charles is also serving as the new Managing Editor of Holiness Today magazine.
Engage the Word, a bi-annual focus on scripture for the Church of the Nazarene began on Sept. 24. Please pray that the Lord will use this tool to Make Christlike Disciples Among the Nations.
Prayer and Praise
It's a busy season for the USA/Canada Multicultural Ministries. Recently the black Nazarene leadership, Haitian leadership, and Korean leadership met in separate events to seek the Lord's will for their ministries and churches in the USA and Canada this year. Please pray for them as they implement their plans and continue to follow the Lord's guidance in reaching people for Christ.
Prayer and Praise
At General Assembly this summer, USA/Canada Region and Grace & Peace magazine released a new movie to foster our Nazarene identity: Phineas Bresee, Pastor to the People.
This film looks 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! The room was packed for all showings at General Assembly, and we heard reports of how the Lord inspired and encouraged people. Please pray regarding logistics of final post-editing on the film, technical needs on uploading the film so it will be available for churches to show, and duplication of the film for retired Nazarene pastors. 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.
For more information, see http://www.usacanadaregion.org/basic-page/1160-phineas-f-bresee-pastor-to-the-people
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)