Monday, April 9, 2018

Join the PrayON Campaign!

In just a few weeks, Ontario will be plunged into an election campaign.  Elections are an important part of our political process. Too often, however, the church is pulled into that political process and we lose sight of our greater mandate and responsibility to stand in the gap on behalf of our land.  

The challenge most often isn’t a lack of understanding about the importance of praying during this season, it’s more about knowing how to pray and what to pray, while the same time avoiding the pitfalls of partisanship.

Since 2007, Leading Influence has been providing non-partisan, non-political resources and leadership during election campaigns across Canada.  The core message in each campaign has been ‘God, give us men and women through whom You can work to accomplish Your plans and purposes for our province.’ In each province that we've led a campaign, we have seen God respond in remarkable ways.

We believe that God has a plan for Ontario and the time for that plan to be fulfilled is NOW!  Our intent is to partner with His plan by covering Ontario in prayer over the 40 days between April 29 and June 8.  

Here's what the PrayON campaign looks like:
1) A daily video prayer/prayer theme for the day.
2) A daily video conference prayer time for those who would like to participate.
3) A daily prayer walking option for people who would like to pray through their streets/neighbourhoods through the use of the Adopt Your City App available for both Google and Apple devices
4) At least one regional prayer gathering on the evening of Sunday, June 3 in each of the 124 Electoral Districts in Ontario.

We know everyone is busy and this is ‘one more thing’ on your plate.  I also know that you long to see God do something sovereign and powerful within the political sphere of our nation.To that end, I’m you to join the PrayON campaign, pray along with us and encourage your network to do the same.  We can’t mobilize the church in Ontario to pray without your help and support.

Join Us!
1) Visit the PrayON website.
2) Click the 'Join the Campaign' button and enter your information.  You'll receive an 'opt-in' email asking you to confirm that you want to participate.
3) Download the Adopt Your City app for your device from your app store if you'd like to prayer walk with us, search for PrayON under Events.  
4) Watch for daily updates that begin April 29!  

Thanks for tracking with us!  This is going to be amazing!

Friday, April 6, 2018

MPP Sarah Campbell, Kenora - Rainy River

Father God, today we bless Sarah Campbell MPP for Kenora Rainy River. Thank you for her willingness to serve the people of her riding and to travel so far from her home to work on their behalf. Give her the strength, health and the grace required to be effective as an MPP. Help her to be the women you have created her to be, governing in Ontario with integrity and wisdom, in Jesus name, Amen

Sarah Campbell represents the electoral district of Kenora-Rainy River as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party caucus; her critic role is Tourism Culture and Sport.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

MPP Patrick Brown, Simcoe North

Dear Father, we bless Patrick for his service to you and we bless him to be all that you want him to be. Father you have loved him with an everlasting love, and your love is steadfast and never changes. Your plans for Patrick do not change. He has plans to give you a hope and a future, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. He has a book with your destiny in it. He will reveal his goodness to you as you move forward. Let love be your motivation and service your wisdom. We bless your path, what lies ahead, and you and your household. Amen

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MPP James Bradley, St.Catharines

Dear Lord. Today we bring James Bradley before you and seek your blessing in his life and profession. In his role as Deputy Government House Leader help him on all fronts to be constantly choosing the high road and giving good leadership to our province. Let his example inspire other MPP's , not only in the way that they perform their professional duties, but also how they live out their personal lives. Amen

Jim Bradley was first elected to represent St. Catharines in the Ontario legislature in 1977, and has had the honour of holding several cabinet positions. He is currently the Chair of Cabinet and Deputy Government House Leader.