WE TRULY LOVE WINDSOR! And we're committed to not just talking the talk, but also walking the walk and living out the implications of the gospel: loving our neighbour, acting with compassion, serving, speaking kindly and with encouragement, giving a cup of water in Jesus' name. God has entrusted each of us with the assignment of being a catalyst. How will you respond?
MAY CHALLENGE: PRAY IN MAY
Prayer is how we advance the kingdom of God in our city. If we say we love Windsor, we also need to be praying for Windsor. Prayer takes time and effort, but throughout history, prayer has proceeded great works of God. So, prayer has to be the foundation to any mission to our city. We must seek God in prayer if we expect him to transform lives.
So, we’ve divided up the month into four one-week goals.
WEEK OF MAY 1: YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Pray for your neighbours, your neighbourhood block, neighbourhood businesses, your municipal ward. Take a walk, take a drive, and pray in your neighbourhood. Involve the whole family. Pray in a Life Group.
WEEK OF MAY 8: CHURCHES
Pray for Parkwood, our staff and leadership. Pray for Windsor churches. Consider fasting a meal. Pray that we will love God more deeply in our churches. Pray that we will love more richly Christ’s bride, the church.
WEEK OF MAY 15: GOVERNMENT
Pray for Mayor Drew Dilkens, City Council, local judges and courts, staff and inmates at the SW Detention Centre, police, fire and rescue, EMS. Pray for our local provincial and federal MP’s and MPP’s. Pray for wisdom, direction, and for discernment of right and wrong.
WEEK OF MAY 22: FOCAL POINTS
Pray for those in hospitals, nursing homes.
Pray for our schools: teachers, principals, students, especially schools closest to where you live.
Statistically, Ward 2 (Sandwich area) and Ward 3 (downtown core) are the most needful in the city. Pray about how our churches can make an eternal difference in these communities.
Top concerns the City of Windsor has:
- Food for everyone
- Mental health
- Housing and affordability
- Opioid crisis
Pray for the Holy Spirit’s direction for how our churches can make a difference.
You can also download the prayer guide here, get a copy from the Info Desk on Sundays, or scan the QR code in the front lobby with your phone.
Want to know the wards in Windsor? Click here.
Did God answer a particular prayer? Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org