Thursday, April 14, 2011

Prayer & Blessings!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that on Friday, April 8th, I was to attend a prayer meeting supporting the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative (DWCC), along with our host Bob Cameron and others who wished to pray and be supportive.

You would also know that due to a brain burp, I found myself attempting to find entry into the wrong church!  Oh well, if I don't laugh, I'll cry!  :-))

Even though I found myself at the wrong church, I decided to just take a deep breath, get back into my van and drive the few blocks, to the church where I was supposed to be!  When I arrived at the church, I parked and was pleasantly surprised to find that I had no trouble entering St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Throughout the whole main level of the sanctuary were groups of people praying.  Yes, I missed the very beginning.  However, after a quick word with Bob Cameron, I saw a hand waving to me; it was my friend, G!

I was handed a prayer sheet and once the others had finished praying, I prayed.

Then, music began.  We sang a hymn.  The new subject to pray about was discussed and back into prayer we went.  This same format was followed, throughout the evening, until prayer time was finished. 

What a wonderful time of prayer it was!  Here's what we prayed for:

...the Spirit's movement in the heart of (our city) Windsor.

Ministries:

*  St. Leonard's
*  Salvation Army
*  Downtown Mission
*  Lazarus Commission
*  Men United for God

Agencies:

*  Street Health
*  MHC (Mental Health Connections)
*  YMCA
*  DWRA (Downtown Windsor Residents Association)
*  Multicultural Centre

Churches:

*  Rose City Community
*  St. Andrew's Presbyterian
*  All Saints Anglican
*  Central United
*  First Baptist
*  Harrison Memorial
*  Tanner
*  Mount Zion
*  Dayspring
*  Korean Presbyterian
*  Living Word Pentecostal

Government:

*  Mayor Eddie Francis
*  Councillor Fulvio Valentinis
(plus, I prayed for our upcoming election, etc.)

Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative (DWCC):

*  Lighthouse in every neighbourhood
*  Community Home
*  Community Gardens
*  Cafe

Commerce:

*  Healthy businesses (Boaz)
*  Downtown BIA (Business Improvement Area)
*  Unhealthy businesses (Zacchaeus)

Community Needs (Micah 6:8):

*  Mercy for deprivation
*  Justice for oppression
*  Relationship for alienation

What a blessing this meeting was!  Truly, it was a wonderful time of prayer.  Afterwards, we enjoyed some fellowship time and some sweet treats.  It was surprising to me how many people were in attendance that I knew!

Praise be to God!  May He work mightily, in the core area of our fair city, Windsor.


Until next time...

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