PAOC Prayer - Your Update for the Week of September 7, 2020

Re-revised PAOC Prayer Banner

PAOC Prayer is a weekly communication of prayer requests sent from the PAOC International Office in Mississauga, Ont. To download a PDF version of PAOC Prayer, please click here.

Join us this week in praying for these specific needs in our nation, our world, and in our PAOC family of workers, both internationally and in Canada. If you have received this communication as a forwarded message and want to sign up for weekly prayer updates, click here.


BACK TO SCHOOL
As children and youth head back to school across Canada, pray for their social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well-being. Pray that everyone will be protected from COVID-19, and that God will ease any anxiety that children, youth, their parents and/or their teachers might be experiencing. For younger children, pray for understanding in regards to the social distancing requirements, and pray for parents and teachers that they would be blessed with extra patience and grace. Pray that God will bless children, youth, parents and teachers with encouragement and peace. Please also remember ERDO’s sponsored children around the world who are also back to school. Pray for children in countries still under strict lockdowns who are working from home or missing large portions of school. For those who typically receive in-school meals and are now at home, pray that God will supply each child’s needs through global workers or other miraculous interventions. Also, may children, youth, parents and teachers across Canada and around the world know and accept Jesus as a real and loving presence in their lives.


SUMMER DAY CAMPS & VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS
Although COVID-19 cancelled overnight camps for the summer, some day camps and vacation Bible schools still took place, whether online or in person. Pray for God’s continued spiritual strength and encouragement for everyone who attended day camps and/or vacation Bible schools across Canada this summer. Pray that the great memories people had will continue to be inspiring and motivating in their everyday lives. Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to give them a renewed vision on how to reach their communities for Christ. Pray that people will speak boldly to their family members and friends about the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus. Pray that any seeds that were planted in their hearts will find fertile soil, and that their lives and their families’ lives will be impacted for eternity. Pray also that the camps that were not able to operate this summer will be able to endure financially.


WORLDWIDE
Pray continually for God to intervene in the spread of COVID-19, which has infected more than 27,236,915, and killed nearly 891,035 people around the world.1 Pray for healing for those infected, and comfort for those who have lost loved ones. Ask God to strengthen and protect frontline and essential workers and to grant peace to their families who are concerned for them. Pray that, as many countries begin to ease restrictions, their economies will respond well and new infections will be limited. Pray for extra protection for people in developing countries who are already malnourished and more vulnerable to this disease. Pray also for the hundreds of PAOC global workers who have remained in the country of their calling, serving their communities and displaying the love of Christ throughout this global pandemic.

1. World Health Organization (https://covid19.who.int/).

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