Prayer Items October 4th, 2020

1.   Our 2020 Church Sub Theme is "Go & Bear Fruit" and this is the continuation of the 3-year main theme "Go Bear Fruit”. Let us actively pursue spiritual growth and encourage people whom we are disciple making to be disciple makers themselves. Please pray for the planning for the direction and execution of our coming 2021 church plans by our pastors and leaders in all 3 language congregations.

2.    Pray for Logos as we begin to celebrate our 40th Anniversary as a Church. May we will move forward with a new spirit of unity that will make us true witnesses to Jesus Christ in this community.

3.    Since the "COVID-19" outbreak continues to be worsen and  the emergency measures for Ontario are tightened up again, let us as a community of believers let us look up to God for His guidance. Pray for everyone to have one heart and the strength to face this difficult time, and ask the Lord to let us care about the needs of our family and friends.

4.    May we realize that Logos is not the building we worship together at, but the Disciple Making Community of believers. We continue to pray for the leadership team of the Church as they actively prepare for the proper arrangements for the reopening of the Church building.


5.    Pray for brothers and sisters affected by the outbreak, – everyday essential  workers on the front lines, medical staffs caring for patients, those who are temporarily laid off, those who still need to go to work daily or need to work from home. Pray for the students and teachers and the difficulties they face with learning in this environment.

6. As we are celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, let us seize this great opportunity to get together with our families and enjoy the warm family fun while taking all necessary precautions. Thanksgiving is also approaching, let us reflect upon God’s goodness and work in our lives.

 

For God’s Kingdom

1. Pray for our missionaries and ministry partners near and far. We ask God to keep them free from viral infections during this trying time.

2. Pray for the upcoming Logos Joint Mission Conference “For Such A Time As This… ”, to be held on October 16th (English Ministry), and 17th (Cantonese/Mandarin/Children Ministry). Please pray for the speakers Cid Latty (EM), Dr. Rev. Harding Ng (Cantonese/Mandarin), and Vance Sutherland (Children), and we ask God to help motivate us to participate in his Kingdom Work.

3. May we learn to love each other, practice love and peace, and live the love of Christ to those who are around us by praying for:  

a. Frontline workers. May God protect them from infection by the virus. May God look after their families at this challenging time.

b. People who are temporarily laid off, small businesses suffering from loss of income, and families struggling with their finances. We ask God’s mercy to lead them out of this difficult situation in their material needs.

c. Elderly people living in long-term care and retirement homes, and to pray for those who have been isolated, causing anxiety and unease; we ask the Lord to comfort them during this difficult time.

d. Opportunities to bless others from our Church’s special COVID-19 Community Initiatives Newsletter and parents with kids who both work from home for God to help them use their time wisely and properly balance their daily schedule.

e. Please continue to pray for the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19. We ask God’s mercy to heal those who are infected, and comfort those losing their loves ones due to this COVID-19.

f. Pray for our governmental leaders in Canada and Ontario as we are facing the 2nd wave of the pandemic. We ask God to continue leading our government to seek for the best policies to protect our citizens.


4. Pray for the safety and wellbeing of our communities in Toronto, and the natural disasters caused by extreme weather around the world. We also pray for the current social and civil unrest worldwide due to racial injustices. May God’s sovereign hand be in control of these difficult situations in the world.

Congregational Needs

1. Pray for our online Zoom EM prayer meetings Tuesdays at 7:30PM, Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 10:30AM, and Friday at 10:30AM and that people will be encouraged to participate in them during this time of uncertainty in the world.


2. Please remember in prayer our EM/YM Fellowships, Katalyst (High School) as they have Thanksgiving Celebration Night and Refresh (Young Adults) as they have Online Small Group Night on Friday, October 9th as well as Philia (Junior High) as they have Thanksgiving Celebration Night on Saturday, October 10th. May this time of church suspension of physical gatherings be a time for these fellowship and small group ministries to grow and be strengthened. 


3. Continue to pray for those who are sick and those who are going through a tough time in their lives.


4. Pray for the transition of the Grade 6s as they go into EM / YM and their YM coaches to disciple them to go and bear fruit. We also pray for the transition of our Grade 8s into High School and Grade 12s into post-secondary education.


Children Ministry 

1. Pray for our children that they will experience peace and protection from God during this period of time.

2. Pray for Fall Fest Virtual Program, pray that we would invite new comers, may we have power to share with our community about God.