PAOC Prayer - Your Update for the Week of July 6, 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.


CANADIAN LEADERSHIP
Pray for wisdom, courage and unity for federal, provincial and municipal leadership in Canada as they make decisions that will have impact on Canadian citizens. Pray also for encouragement, discernment and continued wisdom and strength for national and district PAOC leadership. Pray that all leaders will remain healthy, safe and rested so that they can guide those they serve through this crisis. May God give them insight on the best course of action in the areas they are responsible for. Pray also that their relationships with their friends and families will remain strong.


JAPAN
Japan has now experienced three days of floods and mudslides, which have killed 50 people so far, and damaged or destroyed many residences. More than half a million people have been ordered to evacuate. Pray that God will guide the rescue teams as they search for more victims and that aid supplies will get to where they are needed. Pray that God will comfort those in the affected areas, whether they have been injured, lost family and friends, or lost their homes. Pray also that people will hear the gospel and turn to Christ for peace and encouragement following this devastation.


Sergio & Nancy Bersaglio
ZAMBIA
Pray that God will guide and bless Sergio and Nancy, the directors of the Villages of Hope (VOH), with wisdom in overseeing the care of children at nine locations in Africa. Pray that every child will know they are loved and will experience the life-changing gospel message of Jesus. May God provide strength and wisdom for all staff at every Village of Hope location. Pray also for safety as Sergio and Nancy travel by land and air to the various Village of Hope locations.


WORLDWIDE
Please continue to pray for God’s intervention in the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 11,500,300, and killed nearly 535,800 people around the world.1 Pray for healing for those infected with COVID-19, and comfort for those whose loved ones have passed away. May God continually strengthen and protect frontline and essential workers. Pray that, as many countries are easing some restrictions, their economies will respond well, and there will not be a second wave of the virus. Pray for protection and provision for people in developing countries who are malnourished and more vulnerable to this disease. Pray also for PAOC global workers who are remaining in the countries where they have been called to minister, and who are continuing to serve their communities with excellence during this global pandemic.

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

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