August Prayer Journey

Pray for:

  • God's Spirit to be preparing our new Pastor to answer the call to come to Hope Community

  • Wisdom and discernment and unity for the search team as we pray over the potential candidates

  • God's timing to unfold in God's way

  • For the people of Hope to walk through this time of transition with continuing grace and confidence in God's goodness toward us

Timeline:

Next steps for this summer:

  • The Pastoral Profile has been posted for potential candidates to view

  • We will begin receiving applications and information from potential candidates

  • A short list of candidates to be interviewed will be determined

Aug 1 - Lord, I believe my life is touched by you, that you want something for me and of me.  Give me ears to hear you, and eyes to see you this                  day.

Aug 2 - Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth: give me an undivided heart to revere your name. (Psalm 86:11)

Aug 3 - The Lord waits to be gracious to you; he will rise up and show mercy to you.  For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who                    wait for him (Isaiah 30:18)

Aug 4 - Holy Trinity of love, God in community, look now on us who look to you.  Hear our prayer for our community as we wait for your                              leading.  We wait with faith and hope in you.

Aug 5 - When you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."  Thank                you for our daily guidance.  (Isaiah 30:18) 

Aug 6 - O God our Wisdom, who eternally makes all things new, encourage us by your Holy Spirit as we seek to discern your will, that we may                 labour together for the building up of your Church.

Aug 7 - God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks.  It is a good thing to quietly hope, quietly                hope for help from God.  (Lam 3:25-26)

Aug 8 - Sovereign Lord, waken my ear to listen like one being taught by your Spirit, to listen to your voice throughout this day.  (Isaiah 50:4)

Aug 9 - How bold and free we can be in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he's listening.  And if we're confident that he's                  listening, we know that what we've asked for is as good as ours.  (1 John 5:14)

Aug 10 - Lord, help me to slow from the frantic busy pace of life, that I might see the holy in the ordinary, the divine design of the day unfold with                  grace and glory.

Aug 11 - By your death and resurrection, might you rescue us from our blindness and tepid faith.  Inspire us anew by your Holy Spirit and lead us                  into a life of prayer and service and friendship that is worthy of your awesome sacrifice, O Savior of the world.

Aug 12 - Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. (Rev 4:8) We bow before you and submit to your holy                          ways.

Aug 13 - Grant us the grace, dear God, to live gently with our questions and wonderings until you are pleased to make our way clear.

Aug 14 - And God has actually given us his Spirit so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.  Thank you Father for the gift of                    your Holy Spirit.

Aug 15 - Word of Life, alive and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrate our lives and judge the thoughts and attitudes of our                            hearts, that we might be clean before you. (Heb 4:12)

Aug 16 - Thank you, Lord, for your live that reaches to the heavens, for you faithfulness that stretches to the skies, for your righteousness that is like                   the highest mountain and your justice, which is like the great deep. (Psalm 36:5)

Aug 17 - Breathe on me, breath of God, fill me with life anew, that I might love what you love and do what you do.

Aug 18 - Show me your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.  Lead me in your truth and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation and on                         You I wait all day long.  (Psalm 25:4)

Aug 19 - Prince of Peace, rule in my heart this day.  May your peace, which passes all understanding guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.                      (Colossians 3:25, Phil 4:7)

Aug 20 - Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.  Let your good spirit lead me on a level path. (Psalm 143:10)

Aug 21 - Give me the grace to make your Word my home, that I might know you more clearly and serve you more faithfully ever more.

Aug 22 - I give you praise, O Lord, because you have granted me eternal blessings and made me glad with the joy of your presence.                                    (Psalm 21:6)

Aug 23 - What a joy to know that You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. (Neh 9:17)

Aug 24 - Soften my heart to receive whatever comes as a gift from your hand and to praise you in it.

Aug 25 - Lord, we walk by faith, not by sight, trusting that you are working on our behalf and growing for yourself a people of faith. (2 Cor 5:7)

Aug 26 - Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be                          shaken. (Psalm 62:5-6)

Aug 27 - Be joyful in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer.  (Rom 12:12)

Aug 28 - Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.  Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me for your glory!

Aug 29 - Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will                        walk and not become weary.  Be with us in our waiting, Lord God.  (Isaiah 40:31)

Aug 30 - O God, gather me to be with you as you are with me.  Deepen my wounds into wisdom; shape my weaknesses into compassion and                      lead me in your path of grace this day.

Aug 31 - It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare your loving kindness in the morning and                  your faithfulness every night.  (Psalm 92: 1-2)