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PAOC Prayer - Your Update for the Week of September 14, 2020

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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.

A series of wildfires in Oregon, Washington State, and California have killed at least 35 people, and forced approximately 500,000 people to evacuate, with several hundred homes being severely damaged or destroyed. Pray that God will pour rain upon the areas so that the fires will be brought under control and that He will protect, strengthen and encourage the firefighters and first responders. Pray also that God will comfort people who have lost their homes or loved ones and are facing an uncertain future, and that He will provide for evacuated residents.

This fall, approximately 2,000,000 young adults are enrolled in a Canadian college or university, some via online courses and some in-person. Pray that the hearts of students and leaders would be softened and opened to the gospel, and that believers on campus will be granted the boldness they need to share it with those who have never heard it. Pray that those who were raised in Christian families will not wander away from the foundation of faith in their lives. Pray also for meaningful connections to be made between Christian leaders and university/college administrators, and between mentors and students engaged in campus ministry throughout Canada, including those serving with the PAOC SERVE Campus Network.

Brent & Carina Cantelon
Pray for guidance and wisdom as Brent serves in the role of “missionary/evangelist and pastor to leaders” with Carina’s support and encouragement. Pray also for continued favour with national and international pastors and leaders.

Please continue to pray for God’s intervention in the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 29,119,430, and killed nearly 925,970 people around the world.1 Pray for healing for those stricken 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 (

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