Prayer Items December 20th, 2020


For our Church Community
1.   Pray for Logos as we are journeying towards our 40th Year as a Church in 2021, our pastors for the planning of our 2021-2022 theme “Be Renewed” and church plans. May we move forward with a new spirit and unity that will make us true witnesses to Jesus Christ in this community as we continue to be a disciple making church.

2. We Thank God for brothers and sisters who have been serving in our Church for the whole year in different ministries and the love they show to our big Logos family. We look forward to 2021, ask God to give us a heart to serve, and prepare for next year's serving opportunities.

3.  Please pray for the Member’s Meeting this afternoon and that we pray together as a church for the future direction of Logos and continue to discern where God is leading us.  

4.   Please pray for the brothers and sisters to be baptized when it happens in the future. We ask God to strengthen their faith so that they can live a spiritually healthy life with God’s guidance as the take this important step of faith.


5. As the "COVID-19" outbreak moves back to stage 2 and the emergency measures for Ontario are tightened up again including lock downs, let us as a community of believers look up to God for His guidance. Let’s pray for:

a. 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, and those who still need to go to work daily or need to work from home.

b. Teachers and students, may God keep so that they can adapt to the new measures of the class environment, and the special arrangements for teachers.


6. As we celebrate Christmas, let’s embrace the hope that we have in the birth of Jesus Christ and pray for families or individuals with spiritual and material needs so they may know Jesus Christ.




 

For God’s Kingdom

1. As we journey towards Christmas, let’s remember in our prayer for our missionaries and ministry partners near and far. We ask God to keep them free from viral infections during this trying time.


2. May God continue to motivate us to promote and participate in his missionary work both far and near.

3. Ontario is now in a critical state with COVID – 19 and more regions going into Lockdown. Pray for our hearts to practice love and peace and show the love of Christ to those who are around us by praying for:

a. Please pray that the vaccines developed will be effective in treating patients and that all everyone can be vaccinated as soon as possible. Please continue to pray for the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, we ask God’s mercy to heal those who are infected, and comfort those losing their loved ones due to this COVID-19. 

b. Pray for our governmental leaders in Canada and Ontario as the epidemic continues to spread. We ask God to continue leading our government to seek for the best policies to protect our citizens and how to distribute the vaccines when they become available.


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

d. 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.

e. 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.

f. 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.


4. Pray for Rev. Andrew Lee’s mission trip to West African early next year 2021 that the Lord opens the way so that the outbreak in those countries can be stopped and his entering into those areas can proceed smoothly.

5. Pray for the safety and wellbeing of Canada and our communities in Ontario. We also pray for the current social and civil unrest worldwide due to racial injustices and the peaceful transition of the American Elections. 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, Wednesday Sat 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) and Refresh (Young Adults) as they have Off Night on Friday, December 25th as well as Philia (Junior High) as they have Off Night on Saturday, December 26th.  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.


Children Ministry 

1. Pray for our children understanding Christmas, the mystery of Jesus is God with us. May our children celebrate the birth of Christ together.

2. Pray for Sonlight Bundles. May our children learn more about God and experience His love more deeply.