Monday, May 10 – Sunday, May 16

As friends, members, adherents, elders, and ministers in The Presbyterian Church in Canada, we are fervently praying for the 146th General Assembly to be held online June 6-9, 2021. We are praying in advance for the commissioners, the moderator, the clerks, the General Assembly office, and all of those who have a role of some influence on the gathering. We are praying for God's holy hands to prepare us for something new. It might be something counter-cultural. But we submit ourselves to something that is entirely in God's holy will, something that conforms to the authentic and timeless reading of Scripture.

This prayer initiative is organized by The Renewal Fellowship Within The Presbyterian Church in Canada in co-operation with Presbyterians Standing for Apostolic Love and Truth (PSALT), and many others who identify as evangelical, conservative, orthodox, or traditional.

This is the first of four weekly prayer guides leading up to the gathering, and we'll centre our thoughts around the word “Behold”. The Oxford English Dictionary defines “behold” as “seeing or observing a remarkable or impressive thing or person.” It's something that can cause us to press the pause button or stop in our tracks as we take it in.

We invite you to consider setting aside a designated time each day to pray. Feel free to share insights with others who are praying on our dedicated Facebook page — search “Pray for GA 2021”. Scripture references this week are from the English Standard Version, unless noted otherwise.

Let us pray: Father, surround us now in the peace of Christ and in the powerful embrace of His Spirit. Accept this time of devotion as a sacrifice of praise, offered by one who has been justified by faith. Come, Holy Spirit.

Download the full-length Prayer Guide for the week to come.