“Do not leave Jerusalem, but WAIT for the gift my Father promised …” (Acts 1:4)

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Use this form to sign up to receive a daily devotional in your inbox each day from April 22nd through May 31st 2020, in anticipation of Pentecost Sunday.

Find all the 40 days of prayer resources you’re looking for to participate in the ECD‘s 40 days of prayer leading to Pentecost from April 22nd to May 31st 2020 here.

The word God has been speaking to us these days is the need to WAIT for a fresh work of God in our midst.  The world has been thrown into chaos and the temptation is to work ourselves into a frenzy trying to fix things and control our circumstances.  Jesus knew this temptation would be true for his disciples after he ascended into heaven – they would want to go and save the world!  That’s why he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but WAIT …”  You need the Holy Spirit before you do anything!

Afterward, it says in Acts 1:14 that “they all joined together constantly in prayer.”  Ten days later the Spirit came on the day of Pentecost, and 3000 believed and were baptized!  The church was born!  I believe that Jesus is wanting our churches to be reborn in these days.  I believe he has new and fresh dreams for his bride to rise up like never before – to once again receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on us so that we can be his witnesses here in Canada and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).  But first we need to … WAIT.

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That’s why we are inviting you to join us for 40 days of prayer leading up to Pentecost Sunday on May 31 (starting Wednesday, April 22).  Several pastors and leaders throughout the District will be preparing resources to guide us through this season of prayer, which we will post on our website, so please come back and check that out closer to the date.

The 40 days of prayer resources include videos, written devotionals and questions accompanying are available each morning at the links below in Español, 简体中文, 繁體中文 and Vietnamese as well.

“My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning …” (Psalm 130:6)

Week 1

Day 1 – April 22ndDS Curtis Peters
Day 2 – April 23rd … Rev. Kathy Klassen
Day 3 – April 24th … Rev. Efrem Leakemariam
Day 4 – April 25th … IW Jenica VanEssen
Day 5 – April 26th … Rev. Howard Ngan
Day 6 – April 27th … Rev. Paul Nguyen
Day 7 – April 28th … Rev. Bill Dyck

Week 2

Day 8 – April 29th … DS Curtis Peters with BONUS Zoom Call about #empowered2empower
Day 9 – April 30th … Rev. Melad Markos with BONUS Bible Study here
Day 10 – May 1st … Rev. Kathy Klassen
Day 11 – May 2nd … Pastor Brian Wong
Day 12 – May 3rd … Dr. Cal Cheng
Day 13 – May 4th … Pastor Tim Milner
Day 14 – May 5th … IWs Henry Chuang & Wendy Hsieh

Week 3

Day 15 – May 6th … DS Curtis Peters
Day 16 – May 7th … Pastor Cheryl Guiness
Day 17 – May 8th … Rev. Nouhoum Coulibaly
Day 18 – May 9th … RCAF Captain and Chaplain-Cadet Paul Finnemore
Day 19 – May 10th … Rev. Cynthia Tam
Day 20 – May 11th … Rev. Bernard Tam
Day 21 – May 12nd … Rev. Graham Clinton

Week 4

Day 22 – May 13th … Pastor Lucas Cooper
Day 23 – May 14th … Rev. Tony Sammut
Day 24 – May 15th … Rev. Mike Linnen
Day 25 – May 16th … Interview with Abigail P.
Day 26 – May 17th … Rev. Vijay Krishnan
Day 27 – May 18th … Rev. Dr. Eynar Mina
Day 28 – May 19thIFM Dean and Pastor Carolina Holguin

Week 5

Day 29 – May 20th … DS Curtis Peters
Day 30 – May 21st … Amanda Corbin
Day 30pt5 – May 21st … Rev. Kris Corbin
Day 31 – May 22nd … Rev. Dr. Aaron Tang
Day 32 – May 23rd … Rev. Paul Chen
Day 33 – May 24th … Rev. Garry James
Day 34 – May 25th … Rev. Gerry Gould
Day 35 – May 26th … Dr. Annette Ford

Week 6

Day 36 – May 27th … Rev. Kathy Klassen
Day 37 – May 28th …C&MA IW alumni Tricia Peters
Day 38 – May 29th … Rev. Daniel Mills
Day 38.5 – May 29th … Rev. Arthur Wong
Day 39 – May 30th … Rev. Dr. Matthew Chiu
Day 39.5 – May 30th … Rev. Dr. Terence Lau
Day 40 – May 31st … DS Curtis Peters

Join us 8pm May 28 to 8pm May 31 in our Fresh Oil Upper Zoom Room to seek the Lord for the Gift of the Father.

During this Pentecost season, intercessors will be hosting this zoom room from sunset (8:00 p.m.) on Thursday, May 28 until sunset (8:00 p.m.) on May 31st, worshipping, waiting and available to pray with and for any who join in to wait on the Lord for a fresh filling of His Spirit. Our hope is to close on the 31st with a time of communion together.

If you would like to join please click this link anytime between now and Pentecost and gather with others in waiting for a fresh empowering of God’s Spirit.