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Prayer for Whatcom County – September / October 2023

Prayers for Whatcom County and the World

Grace – Dear Father, thank you for Your grace that has made me one of
Your dearly loved children.
Love – By Your grace, make being with You, loving You and obeying You my
highest priority.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
(John 15:12)
Family – generations, singles, marriage, children
- Pray for a children’s prayer set to start in the House of Prayer in
October with children from the Prayer Encounter camp.
- Pray for the right people to attend the September 28 & 29 sidewalk
ministry training put on by Love Life at the downtown CTK. If
interested, register here or contact Katie Steele. 


Compassion – Empower me to love others the way You love me.
Doctors – Physical and Mental health workers, Social Services
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in
heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
(Matthew 11:29)
- Pray for the mental health of our Medical Community and First

Responders as they encounter so many tragic situations.

Repentance – Wash me clean from every sin.

Worship – Enable me to praise You, O Lord, with all my heart.
Church – International missions, Native Americans, Ministry organizations,
campus ministries

We do not trust in chariots or horses, but in the name of the LORD our God.
Psalm 20:7
- Pray for Moms and other women from each school in the county to
attend or get involved in a ‘Moms in Prayer’ group for their local
school. (Conference Sept 18, 7-9pm at Light of the World Prayer
Center – RSVP at
- Pray for six more churches to become ‘House of Refuge’ Churches
by January 2024.
You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable
witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be
able to pass them on to others.
(2 Timothy 2:2)
- Pray for student leadership in youth programs and campus

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may
give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge
of him,—since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened—so that
you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his
glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the incomparable
greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the
exercise of his immense strength.
(Ephesians 1:17-19)
- Pray for the missionaries your church supports and for all those who
are bringing the gospel to the darkest places on earth.


Commitment – Jesus, be Lord of my life today in new ways, and change me
any way You want!!
- Pray for 10 more churches to take a Day2Pray each month.


Dependence – Fill me with Your Holy Spirit


Influence – Make me an instrument of Your grace, truth, forgiveness,
righteousness, and justice.
Art – Media, Entertainment, Sports, social media
In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little
ones should perish.
(Matthew 18:14)
- Pray that social media apps like ‘Claim Your Campus’ that encourage
prayer by kids for kids will take root in our youth. Pray for a growing
hunger for Jesus, for the Word and for Prayer.
- Pray for the continued funding and impact of faith-based films.
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his
appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

(2 Corinthians 5:20)
- Ask God to call more business and media leaders in our community
to become champions and advance the Gospel.
- Pray for the hiring of employees who are dependable and believe in
the mission and vision of Christian owned businesses.
Education – Day care to university, public/private, home school
Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever
receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.
 (Mark 9:37)
- Christian school board members to speak God’s wisdom at the
General Assembly of school boards in Olympia.
- Pray for families to be involved in their kids’ education – in prayer,
in school, at school board meetings.

- Pray that children will be safe this year - from violence, harmful
agendas and indoctrination.
Government – city, district, county, state, nation, court system
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. (Psalm
- Pray for Truth to be spoken by candidates and discernment for
voters for the November elections.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and
thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high
positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and
dignified in every way.
(Timothy 2:1-2)
- Pray by name for elected officials, from President to local officials.


Discipleship – Use me today for Your glory, as a witness to Your kingdom,
and to invite others to follow Jesus Christ as Lord.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry, that is, to build up the body of
Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of
the Son of God—a mature person, attaining to the measure of Christ’s full
(Ephesians 4:12-13)
- Pray for your church and small group to share the love of Christ and
for many to discover Jesus is the way to salvation.


Authority – Gracious Father, I pray in the Name of Jesus Christ our Savior
and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you
blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God,
our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and
authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
 (Jude 24-25)

Resources connected to today’s prayers:
Light of the World Prayer Center:
Mom’s in Prayer:
Claim Your Campus:
Love Life sidewalk training:
The Prayer Covenant:




Sustainable – Strategic – United
September/October 2023

We live in the most exciting time in history! And we live in one of the most
challenging times in history. The pace of change is unprecedented. Can you
imagine going through all these changes without God and without hope? As
Paul reminds us, remember that at that time you were separate from Christ,
excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the
promise, without hope and without God in the world. (Ephesians 2:12) We
have the message of hope because we have the God of all hope! May the
God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you
may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

Jesus came to save and to teach. One of the more challenging pieces for us
to fully understand is that God is a Holy Sovereign God, AND He has come to
us as a Father. Jesus teaches us to pray to Our Father. Do you pray to the
best Father in the universe who loves you completely? If our faith is going to
rise to the level of prayers that change even transform our community, we
must believe and pray to a personal loving Father who responds to the
prayers, the cries of His children.


In Luke 11:5-13 Jesus tells the story of a neighbor who comes to ask for a
loaf of bread at midnight. Then Jesus says: “And I tell you, ask, and it will be
given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the
one who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks
for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg,
will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good
gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy
Spirit to those who ask him!”

Haven Requests – Please pray for
1) our pastor search process. Pray that God will work out the details
and that we will have a pastor soon.
2) awakening and revival in your heart, the church, and the valley.
3) Pray that God will expose corruption at every level in our nation and
bring us back to Himself. Ps 82:8 “… the nations are Your
inheritance.” God created every person for Himself; enough of the
devil stealing God’s people from Him. Multitudes must be saved!

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