2023 prayer focuses

As we behold Him, we become like Him

2 Corinthians 3:18

Developing our 2023 Prayer Focuses

Discerning the leading of the Lord for this year

2022 held for our community several answers to prayer, fulfillment of promises, heartbreaking moments of loss, and a renewed and fervent commitment to hastening the day of the Lord. We believe the Lord has tremendous things for Celebration Church for 2023. It is our heart to partner together in prayer with what He is doing in our city, province, nation, and across the globe.

These Prayer Focuses are a direct result of communal listening and discernment. We are convinced that as we lean into prayer for this coming year and look to partner with the things that are on His heart, the Lord will respond with grace, kindness, and breakthrough.

May we listen to the Lord in an even greater way over this next year, co-labouring with Him and each other in the advancement of His Kingdom and see a glorious church emerging!

Pursuing The Presence of God

We are praying that we develop true intimacy with God, unlocking our personal and corporate identity as a house of prayer

Revelation 22:17, Matthew 6:33,  Isaiah 56:7

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Practicing The Presence by Brother Lawrence, The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence by James Goll, When Heaven Invades Earth by Bill Johnson, Good Morning Holy Spirit by Benny Hinn, In His Presence by E.W. Kenyon, Knowing God by J. I. Packer

Discipleship

We are praying to be devoted followers of Christ who are committed to His Word, act in obedience to His will, and inspire others to do the same

Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 9:23, John 15:1-8

Recommended Readings From Our Staff

Leadership Development

We are praying for God's wisdom and strategies to develop a leadership pathway that intentionally empowers and makes room for future leaders

John 15:16, 2 Timothy 2:1-2, 1 Corinthians 11:1

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Visioneering by Andy Stanley

Missional Community

We are praying that we share the transformational love of Jesus in our areas of influence and care for those in need
 
Romans 10:14-17, Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15-18

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Fire & Fragrance by Sean Feucht and Andy Byrd, Kiss The Leper by Brad Jersak

Devotional Resources

For Individuals & Groups

#1: Introduction & Invitation

In this clip Pastors Matt Adams and Nico Deschner introduce, give context, and give an invitation to participate in this this year's prayer focuses!

#2: Pursuing The Presence of God

We are praying that we develop true intimacy with God, unlocking our personal and corporate identity as a house of prayer.

Today's conversation continues on relationship, God's pursuit of us, and walking out our identities as houses of prayer. Watch the clip and check out the devotional resource - scroll down to page 7 for this week's content.

#3: Discipleship

We are praying to be devoted followers of Christ who are committed to His Word, act in obedience to His will, and inspire others to do the same.

Today's conversation highlights the importance of reading God's word, our commitment to discipleship, and the multiplication of followers of Christ. Check out the clip and devotional resource - scroll down to page 11 for this week's content

3. Leadership Development

We are praying for God's wisdom and strategies to develop a leadership pathway that intentionally empowers and makes room for future leaders

Watch the clip!

4. Evangelism & Mission

We are praying that we share the transformational love of Jesus in our areas
of influence and care for those in need

Watch the clip!