42 “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the
breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many
wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were
together and had all things in common.” ESV Acts 2:42–44.
Father, our Creator and Savior. You spoke and formed the world, along with everything
in it. Jesus, you came, the Word made flesh, and lived among us, died for us, and rose
again! Holy Spirit, you breathed spiritual life into us, where death and sin reigned. You
created the local church, and so we pray for our church, that the ministry of this body
of believers would be that of unity, courage in faith, and holiness. We want to be a
community of believers that reaches the community of Canby for Christ! We desire to be
sent to make disciples and see the Lord add to the church daily those being saved. In
Jesus name. Amen!
Lead Pastor Aaron Adame –
Canby Christian Church
April 20 – Prayer #2 – My Canby Churches
“Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen”
(Matt. 6:9-13 NKJV, NU Text)
Father Bruce Makowski –
Holy Trinity Old Catholic Church
April 21 – Prayer #3 – My Canby Churches
Father in heaven, we thank you for your steadfast love and faithfulness toward your
creation and your church. On behalf of the county you have placed us in, grant they
we may live in peace with our neighbors and those you place in our path. Give us daily
opportunities to show the greatness and love of God through Jesus by the power of
your Holy Spirit. Empower we pray, your church to be lights on a hill in our communities
so that your glory be known and the harvest great.
As we approach the primary election, raise up candidates for your purposes in this time
we live in and help us choose wisely for ourselves those who would exercise leadership
for the benefit of all.
Joy Smith –
April 22 – Prayer #4 – My Canby Churches
24 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,
25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging
one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)
Thank you so much for making it possible that we can meet in our churches each week.
I ask that they be a place where we can each encourage each other to grow and bless
one another. I ask that you would please help me grow in my church, both in Your Word
and in your Image. Make our meeting place a group of people filled with your praises, a
congregation that uplifts you, and exalts you as our Lord and Savior. Fill our people with
gratitude at being in your presence, and ready to share your message with our visitors,
ever welcoming those who come for rest and hope. Please bless our pastor(s), elders,
deacons, church staff, leaders, teachers, volunteers, and their respective families.
I know they have difficult jobs, and they need to know we are behind them praying and
caring for them. I ask you to bring a revival in Canby, letting our church be part of that.
Thank you for our church and people.
In Jesus Name,
Peter Durkee –
Canby Prayer Breakfast Committee
April 23 – Prayer #5 – My Canby City
“He changes times and periods of history. He removes kings and establishes them. He
gives wisdom to those who are wise and knowledge to those who have insight.”
God our Father, creator of all that is good. Our prayers at this time are for our
community, The City of Canby. As this community grows may the efforts of those that
make decisions on planning and building and development be guided by common
sense and forethought. We also pray for our citizens that they will be actively engaged
in communications with our elected officials and that our elected officials will be
mindful of the entire community as a whole for decisions made. May the people in this
community be always open to the natural existence of all things, and honor and respect
what you have created. And most gracious Father, we pray for unbelievers and those
that have left their faith communities. Each day may we truly give thanks for what we
have as a community and pray for your guidance in all things.
We ask these things through your Son Jesus Christ our Savior who live and reigns for
ever and ever. AMEN
Deacon Jerry Giger –
Saint Patrick’s Parish
April 24 – Prayer #6 – My Canby City
“Father, manifest your kingdom realm, and cause your every purpose to be fulfilled on
earth, just as it is fulfilled in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
Father God, speak to our hearts today as we take this opportunity to listen to You. Lord
Jesus Christ, we want to know You more, to begin to understand the immeasurable
expanse of your love for us. We hear You call each one of us your Beloved. May your
Holy Spirit knit our hearts together in unity and love for one another, so that together,
we can help fulfill your mission to reconcile hurting people to You! O Lord, heal our
brokenness and give us grace and new life!
In Jesus’ name.
Associate Pastor Linda Landauer –
Canby Nazarene Church
April 25 – Prayer #7 – My Canby City
Father God, Redeemer Son, Helper Holy Spirit, You are God and there is no other.
You have no rivals. You are sovereign over all that you have created. We pray for
your church in Canby. May your church prevail against and triumph over the powers
of darkness and opposition. We call upon the name and authority and blood of Jesus
to protect your church against opposition, disunity, luke-warmness, hidden sin, impure
motives and practices, and theological drift. Arouse the careless and listless, restore
the penitent, and strengthen the faithful. We pray for revival and renewal of the Holy
Spirit. We pray for your manifest Presence in our churches. We pray for people to come
to Christ in salvation and be conformed to Christ in discipleship. We pray for physical,
emotional, and spiritual healing. We pray for the body of Christ in Canby to manifest
Christ’s truth, power, love, compassion, and grace.
Lord, hear our prayers. Amen
Senior Pastor Tim Barton –
Canby Alliance Church
April 26 – Prayer #8 – My Clackamas County
“And if my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and
pray, and seek my presence and turn form their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven
and pardon their sins and revive their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
Most gracious and loving God, we ask you to hear hour prayers on this day. We pray
for our greater community, Clackamas County. We ask that our elected county officials
always govern with open hearts and minds to the necessary needs of the citizens. We
also ask that all those that administer and provide the services to our citizens directly,
do so with caring and compassionate hearts. May the services provided because of
the support of our citizens care for all people, great and small, rich and poor. And most
loving God, we give you thanks for the blessings received.
We offer this prayer through Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. AMEN
Deacon Jerry Giger –
Saint Patrick’s Parish
April 27 – Prayer #9 – My Clackamas County
“Paul encourages us to pray “for all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and
quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Timothy 2:2
Lord God, we humbly come before You today, praising You for your goodness and
mercy to us. We ask for your wisdom, courage, and protection for all those who have
been given authority and responsibility to protect citizens in Clackamas County,
especially the First Responders and their families. We also pray for our political leaders
and representatives to make decisions and policies that will honor You, O Lord, and will
be in the best interest of the people. Help us to respect and pray for the authorities You
have placed over us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Associate Pastor Linda Landauer –
Canby Nazarene Church
April 28 – Prayer #10 – My Oregon State
Let us not be people who point the finger of blame, but a people in a repentance
posture. May our hearts yearn for righteousness and godliness. We want to be like
Nehemiah who repented personally for the sins of the nation, sins of omission and sins
(Nehemiah 1:4-11) “4 As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and
mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. 5 And
I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and
steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 6 let your ear
be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray
before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins
of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father's
house have sinned. 7 We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept
the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant
Moses. 8 Remember the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you
are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples, 9 but if you return to me and keep
my commandments and do them, though your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of
heaven, from there I will gather them and bring them to the place that I have chosen,
to make my name dwell there.’ 10 They are your servants and your people, whom you
have redeemed by your great power and by your strong hand. 11 O Lord, let your ear
be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight
to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the
sight of this man.”
Senior Pastor Ron Swor (Pastor Mark Goodman) –
Canby New Life Foursquare
April 29 – Prayer #11 – My Oregon State
7 “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the
LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” ESV Jeremiah 29:7.
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, as your people living in the state of Oregon, we pray
for the welfare of every city, small and great, within our borders. We pray for those in
leadership positions in our state. Those who make large decisions that impact the lives
of every citizen here. We pray that they would be unselfish, unbiased, and socially
aware in their decisions. Most of all, we pray that your people, whom you have called by
your name, would impact this state for the good of the people, while at the same time,
preserve their faith and be distinct from the society they seek to reach with the gospel.
We pray this, Father, for our good and your glory, through the name of Jesus and in the
power of the Holy Spirit. Amen
Lead Pastor Aaron Adame –
Canby Christian Church
April 30 – Prayer #12 – My USA Nation
“Wisdom rests in the heart of a person of understanding, but it makes itself known even
in the midst of fools. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”
Proverbs 14:33-34 (NLT)
Holy God, thank you for being the source of wisdom. Rest in my heart, rest in the hearts
of those who love you across this nation. Make yourself known through all your people
in the midst of fools. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit call forth your righteousness within
our hearts and across this nation. Forgive us our collective sin, Holy God and draw us
together to be wise people of peace. Thank you, gracious God. We love being your
Karen Shimer –
Canby United Methodist Church
May 1 – Prayer #13 – My USA Nation
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.” Proverbs 14:34
King of Kings,
You are exalted as King, Ruler, Lord, because you preside over all nations. Your reach
is universal and your reign is eternal. You give wisdom to all leaders in accordance
with your perfect providence. We praise you for leading the United States of America
over hundreds of years filled with challenges, blessings, opportunities and growth. We
confess that our greed, idolatry, and violence have marked us more than our generosity,
faith, and justice. Although we claim to be wise, our foolishness is clear for the world
to see. Please give heavenly wisdom and unity to our President and his advisors, to
our senators and representatives. Please guide those who guide us so that our nation
would be known for doing what is right and good. Please protect us from the schemes
of the evil one who would seek to divide and destroy us. Please protect the most
vulnerable among us. Draw all of us into deeper relationship with you and we will give
you the thanks Lord Jesus, Amen.
Ray Keen, Executive Director –
The Canby Center
May 2 – Prayer #14 – My USA Nation
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made
for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet
lives in all godliness and holiness.”
1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV
Loving and Faithful God, forgive us as individuals and as representatives of your church
for our complaining and blaming, and for our indifference and passivity, in response to
your eagerness to respond to our “petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving” for
those in authority. In the midst of tremendous dissonance in our government, we stand
firm against the demonic, asking you to draw to yourself and influence by your Spirit our
President Trump, Vice President Pence, Cabinet members, Oregon Senators Wyden
and Merkley, and Oregon House of Representatives Bonamici, Walden, Blumenauer,
DeFazio and Schrader. We thank you for their efforts to make righteous and just
decisions, and trust you to give them bold wisdom and strategy to make better decisions
in the face of political realities.
We pray this in the all-powerful name of Jesus.
Pastor Dave Metsker –
Dean of Canby Bible College
May 3 – Prayer #15 – My USA Nation
Prayer of Praise to God
Lord You have told us in your Word that your thoughts are not our thoughts and your
ways are not our ways. You've revealed that as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are your ways higher than our ways and your thoughts than our thoughts.
Forgive us for our arrogance of thinking we can control our own lives, and fix our broken
nation by human understanding. We repent for our prideful ways, and we seek you
for the only answers that can heal our land, and once again be a nation that humbly
realizes that without your mighty hand guiding this nation, we have no future.
We thank you God for your written Word, and that this has been the guiding force for
more than two centuries. The morality of America is rapidly changing as we more and
more deny the wisdom of what you have given in your Word. We focus in on our local
city and for those that have been elected to lead. We pray that the cultural pressures put
on these leaders will not overrule what moral guidelines you have given this nation. Give
them the courage to stand for what is right, and not for what seen as politically correct.
We ask this so that your name will be glorified in our city, state, and nation. Amen
Pastor Larry Parks –
Bridge to Life Fellowship
May 4 – Prayer #16 – My World
In times past, the Lord revealed Himself sitting on His throne (Isaiah 6, Ezekiel 1,
Revelation 4). Each time He did this, it was to reveal to His servants that He was not
absent from their situation. Rather, it was to let them know that He was sovereign and
much closer than they realized.
As we look at our community today, it is easy to see the many issues around us that
cause anxiety, fear, and a loss of hope. Yet Jesus is the same to us today as He was to
any of the saints in the Bible or throughout history. He is on His throne and much closer
than we realize.
Prayer for Today:
• Lord, help us to see you sitting on your throne and know that nothing going on in our
lives and in this community is beyond your awareness or out of your control.
• Jesus, let your sovereign rule extend from Your throne to this community through
Your people. Empower us by your Spirit and mold us through Your Word.
• In your scripture, you have said, “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a
holy nation, the people who are God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim
the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter
2:9). Lord, help us to use our mouths to praise You and declare Your gospel to
Canby, to Clackamas County, and to the world beyond.
Lead Pastor Tim Davis –
Christ the King Community Church
May 5 – Prayer #17 – My World
Peter Marshall prayed when he was the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate in the late 1940's:
"We know, our Father, that at this desperate hour in world affairs, we need Thee. We
need Thy strength, Thy guidance, Thy wisdom. There are problems far greater than
any wisdom of man can solve. What shall our leaders do in such an hour?
May Thy wisdom and Thy power come upon the President of these United States,
the Senates and Congressmen, to whom have been entrusted leadership. May the
responsibility lie heavily on their hearts, until they are ready to acknowledge their
helplessness and turn to Thee. Give to them the honest, the courage, and the moral
integrity to confess that they don’t know what to do. Only then can they lead us as a
nation beyond human wisdom to Thee, who alone hast the answer.
Lead us to this high adventure. Remind us that a “might fortress is our God” – not a
hiding place where we can escape for an easy life, but rather an arsenal of courage and
strength – the mightiest of all, who will march beside us into the battle for righteousness
and world brotherhood.
O our God, may we never recover from our feeling of helplessness and our need of
Thee! In the strong name of Jesus, our Lord, we pray. Amen."
Submitted by Pastor Larry Parks –
Bridge to Life Fellowship
May 6 – Prayer #18 – My World
“Our Father who art in heaven...”
You are our Father. We are your children. We come to you in unity together or we fail to
come to you at all. Over the last many days the signs of our selfishness and strength
are on display for the world to see. Some hoard resources while others humbly risk
their lives to serve. This disease has shown us our frailty and connectedness. We need
you. We need each other. Our place before you is only firm because of the global and
pervasive grace of Christ. Through His strength, help us Father to love each other and
to leave no soul behind by sharing the Gospel through your Spirit’s guidance.
Father please fit our feet with the walking shoes of the good news. Let us see each day
as precious to be partnering with you. May we find our joy in surrendering ourselves to
You are our Father,
we love you,
make us one that the world may know you.