PAOC Prayer - Your Update for the Week of November 16, 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.


HURRICANE IOTA
Hurricane Iota is expected to make landfall in Honduras and Nicaragua today (Monday, November 16) with 260 km/h winds and very heavy rain. Please pray that the impact will be minimal, and for comfort and peace for the people in these countries. Pray that food, water and aid supplies will get to where they are needed, and that power will be restored quickly. Pray that everyone needing medical attention will receive it quickly, and for strength and wisdom for all of the first responders. Pray also that God will protect, encourage and guide our PAOC global workers, Kathy Mizen and Kim Hodgkiss, who remain in their field of calling in Honduras.


WESTERN ONTARIO DISTRICT
The “Fearless” youth conference is taking place online this weekend (November 20 to 21). Pray that the youth attending online will have powerful encounters with God, engage in passionate worship, and experience life-changing teaching sessions. Pray that God will prompt many youth to attend, and that He will remove any obstacles to their attendance. Pray that many seeds will be planted in these young people’s hearts and that their lives and their families’ lives will be impacted for eternity. Pray also for the speakers and musical worship team as they prepare for their time together.


THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
Over 260 million Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith in Jesus and are silenced through physical attacks, acts of humiliation and harassment, limited employment opportunities, and more. Please pray for strength, perseverance, faith and peace for those impacted, and for spiritual breakthrough in those regions where the gospel is suppressed. Together we can speak up #forthesilenced. For resources and more information visit forthesilenced.paoc.org.


WORLDWIDE
Please continue to pray for God’s intervention in the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 54,075,995, and killed nearly 1,313,920 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. Pray for continued diligence in wearing masks, washing hands, and physical distancing whenever possible, so that the spread is limited wherever the virus is present. 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 pandemic.

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

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