Friday, October 31, 2008

Halfway There....

We are just under two weeks away from the Civic Election that will happen on Nov. 15. That puts us at the halfway point in our prayer initiative. Halfway can be a hard place to be. Sometimes, it's the point where fatigue begins to take over and we become discouraged and weary. That's certainly not uncommon in a prayer campaign.

On the other hand, halfway means that every day after this brings us closer to reaching the finish line and before we know it we are into what my friend calls the 'no more's'. (As in no more Monday's, Tuesday's, Wednesday's, etc before we reach our goal.

Hebrews 12 gives us the secret to finishing successfully. 'We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus..' and pressing through to the finish line. There will be a reward for us as God uses this election for His purposes and it will be seen in God's blessing on every community across our province.

It's not to late to be a part of what we are doing. You can join our daily email campaign by going to and registering with us there. Praying with us takes only a few minutes a day, but the results will last for years. Touch Heaven. Move Mountains. Join our team!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

PrayBC Progress

We are one week into our Prayer Campaign for the Civic Election. Everywhere I go, I find people who resonate with the vision that God has a plan for this election and that He wants to use it for His purposes. That tells me that there's something more here than just a good idea. As I talk to people about what's happening, it's like their hearts are already prepared to hear about this and there's an enormous 'YES' in their spirits. I've got to say that I love how God works in preparing the ground ahead of time.

This past Sunday, I visited a church to share the vision of PrayBC with them. I'd never been there and I didn't know what to expect. Their response was incredible. They were so receptive and attentive. On Saturday night I had a few minutes to share about what we are doing at a city wide worship gathering here in Victoria. The same thing happened. When I got back to our sign up table, people were lined up 4 deep to get their names on the list.

Today, we have several hundred people praying with us that God would give us His choice for mayors, councillors and school trustees in communities across BC. You can be a part of the miracle that is PrayBC simply by joining with us in our 2 minute prayer campaign by clicking here. We'll send you a daily email from now until November 16 so you can pray along with us.

Anybody can do this and it's exciting to know that you're being a part of shaping history on your knees. Thanks for being a part!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

PrayBC launches Civic Election Prayer Initiative

Today marks the beginning of the civic election campaign in BC. In 189 municipalities across BC, we are beginning the process of choosing mayors, councillors and school trustees. In light of the recent federal election and the coming US election, most people won't think that civic politics is really that important. The reality is that civic politicians affect our lives on a daily basis and what happens during this election is important.

We want to see God use this election to accomplish His purposes in every community in BC and so we are launching a Prayer Initiative via email and this blog site to help people pray for the election campaign. Starting today, we will provide you with a daily prayer focus, scripture verse and written prayer. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for as many people as possible to pray with us through the election campaign. This is designed to take only a few minutes a day but will actually affect the destiny of your city.

I had an inspiring visit with a new friend yesterday afternoon who said that when we pray like this, what we are really doing is holding up targets to attract God's attention. It's a fresh way of looking at prayer for me. Rather than wrestling against something, I'm actually inviting God into my world to work in amazing ways. If I've learned anything about God over the course of my life it's that He longs to work in amazing ways in our world. He's just waiting for us to ask.

We want to invite you to be a part of what we are doing. Our goal is to build a prayer network across BC that will touch heaven for the next 32 days on behalf of our communities. I believe God is eager to respond and to make Himself known all across our province in this way. You can participate by joining our email list. When you do, you will receive a daily email up until November 16.

You can also help us by forwarding this information to pastors and prayer group leaders. Our hope is to build a network of 10,000 people who will pray with us all across BC. Join us today!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Let's Do It!!

What could happen if the Church in BC actively prayed through the civic election campaign? I believe that God would use this election to fulfill His purposes for our communities and school boards if we just asked Him too.

We want to find out, so we're launching a prayer initiative for the Civic Election in BC. Our goal is to build a network of people who will take 5 minutes a day to pray with us that God would use this election to accomplish His plans and purposes for the 189 municipalities in our province.

Most of you are busy people, so we want to make this as easy for you as possible. We've put together a 33 day email campaign that will start on October 15. Each email will contain a daily prayer focus, a scripture verse and a written prayer. It's designed to take less than 5 minutes a day. We believe that by mobilizing the church to pray through this campaign, we can shape the outcome on our knees. Here's the key, this is an opt-in list. You'll only receive the emails if you sign up. We won't use this list for anything other than this campaign and the provincial election campaign in the spring.

To join our list, go to and click on register.

Be a part of the miracle!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Praying for Our Cities

On the day after the Federal Election, the municipal campaign will begin in BC and on November 15, we will elect mayors, councillors and school trustees. Municipal politics often gets ignored and relegated to the sidelines. In most communities, the turn out to the polls is often less than 25% of the eligible voters. The irony is that apart from taxation issues, municipal politics affects our lives much more than provincial and federal politics.

We see a tremendous and proactive opportunity for the church in this upcoming civic election. By inviting God to use this election for His purposes, we can effectively serve and bless our communities on our knees, all for about 5 minutes a day.

Here's the plan.... starting on October 15th, we will send a daily email to everyone who joins our prayer project. The email will provide you with a daily focus, theme, a scripture verse and a written prayer. We've designed this to make it easy for even the busiest people to participate with us. You can do this at your desk, on a coffee break or even as you walk to a meeting or appointment. What matters to us is that you are able to participate and be a part of asking God to use this election for His purposes in our communities all across BC.

I'm convinced that we have a tremendous opportunity to shape the future on our knees and I want you to join us. This is an 'opt-in' list. We won't use our regular email lists for this purpose so you need to sign up and let us know that you want to participate. To join, click here.

You can help us by forwarding this information to your pastor, prayer group leader and friends who you think might want to be a part of what we are doing.