A Prayer in Response to the Corona Virus

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Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Your Name, Your Kingdom come.  Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Please give us this day our daily bread and forgive us of our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us. Lead us not to temptation but deliver us from evil.  For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory.  For ever and ever, Amen

Father, thank-you for being our God and for welcoming us into Your Kingdom.  Thank-you for all that you do for us as individuals and for humankind.  Lord God, we give thanks that you are with us in our difficult times with us as well as our happy and successful times.

Thanks that you are in the midst of this corona virus with us.  We pray and ask for you to be present in all the decisions of all the leaders and other people of this world, as you lead us to figure out and apply the answers to dealing with this world-wide epidemic.  Please lead our doctors, nurses, scientists and the leaders of our world at all levels of authority and leadership – in all nations.

Lord it may be one of the many, many signs of end times.  Or it may not.  Only you know.

Help each of us to support one another at this time.

May you be pleased with each of us, overall.  Please correct our behaviours and decisions where they are wrong.

Lord, God, Jesus and Holy Spirit, we trust you.  We go forth in your name. May this be a time when You lead countless people to your Kingdom.

We ask all this in Jesus name,

Amen

— prayer offered by Dennis Seeley & shared online in lieu of our 2020 Breakfast.

Our Committee

The WS Prayer Breakfast community is made up of volunteers who have a passion for prayer and community. The committee includes: Kesha Wint (current chair), Dennis Seeley (past chair), Clyde Smith, Diane Ward, Brandi Pickering, Edward Nelles, and Pat Montgomery.

The committee is always interested in hearing from those who understand our purpose and beliefs, have good ideas and are willing to pitch in! You might even find yourself asked to JOIN the committee!

2018 Guest Speaker – Alex Street

Alex has a passion to help others discover and do what they’re made for. He is currently serving as a Leadership Facilitator with LAUNCH (Youth Unlimited GTA) and as the Young Adults Champion with The Meeting House. He blogs at alexstreet.ca, hosts the Made For This podcast, and travels around speaking at conferences, churches, and retreats. Alex is married to Karen and they have three young kiddos.

Our Purpose

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The purpose of the Whitchurch-Stouffville Community Prayer Breakfast is to affirm the strong Christian roots and heritage of the Town of Whitchurch Stouffville and to be a voice of the community, along with many other voices that say we still hold true to this heritage and faith today. And further to demonstrate that the Christian Faith is real and valid and that the community is stronger and better because of the faith of it’s residents.

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Prayer Breakfast offers an opportunity, at least yearly for all members of the community, including those who may not worship regularly, to give thanks and worship our Lord and to pray for His guidance to all our politicians and political decisions at the Federal, Provincial and local level and to pray for our Emergency Services and others who help to keep our community strong, safe and loving.

Our Statement of Faith

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The Whitchurch Stouffville Prayer Breakfast is part of the larger prayer breakfast movement from the national and provincial levels right on down to the local municipal level – all of which are distinctively Christian by nature. By distinctively Christian we mean first, that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to The Father except through Him (John 14:6); and second, the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16).