Prayerlines – September 2021
“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know.”
1 Timothy 2:1 (MSG)
Praise God . . . Answered Prayers
- Praise God that a lady Johan works with was able to share her powerful testimony at her baptism this month. Another individual has been sober for 10 months and is excited to be growing in his walk with God.
- We had a good Virtual Gospel Jamboree with people encouraged and impacted by the evening. We had a powerful message and encouraging music throughout. Praise God! You can view the Jamboree on our Facebook page.
Prayer Priorities . . .
1. Please continue to pray for all the Peoples in this land in the wake of the revelations of the unmarked graves found at former residential schools. Please pray that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people would be able to deal with these heartbreaking realities in a good way, and pray about how Rising Above might respond.
2. Pray for Daren George (Smithers, BC) for wisdom as he encourages and counsels many who are coming to him.
3. Pray for Johan Strydom (Parry Sound & Muskoka, ON) who has been very busy with grief recover clients as well as others who come to him for help and to touch base. Many of those he works with struggle with addictions. Please pray for one man who is trying to overcome anger issues. Pray for another who is sober and trying to make progress, but he needs a job and permanent accommodations.
4. Pray for Rosie Boskoyous(Edmonton, AB) as she continues to recover from surgery.
5. Pray for Ben Lim as he leads Rising Above going forward. Pray for the Youth Task Force as they discern how to support young people as they bring healing to their peers. Pray also as he looks at other funding possibilities.
6. Pray for Terry and Brenda Martin as they minister with the Rising Above Band and connect with people. The Band recently sang at a Winnipeg church and hopes to do some in person concerts this fall. Pray that their music would bring healing and draw people to Jesus.
7. Pray for the Rising Above Board. Please pray that another 2-3 Indigenous people would serve on the board.
8. Our biggest fundraiser is the Ride for Refuge which will be taking place across Canada between Sept 6 and Oct 11. Please pray for team captains and participants to rise to the challenge.
THANKS for your willingness to pray…