Prayer in the Park is for all Christians in Waterloo Region, for we are all one in Christ Jesus. We desire to encourage unity, cooperation, and oneness within the One Church of Waterloo Region.
The vision for Prayer in the Park came out of a reflection on King Hezekiah and the passover celebration he initiated in his first year as king. Hezekiah was a king like no other in Judah, because his heart was fully devoted to God. He called all of God's people to come together in unity and they celebrated the God of heaven with great joy. We read that nothing like this had happened since the days of Solomon when God's glory descended on the temple.
Prayer in the Park is the response to the question, what would it look like for us in Waterloo Region to come together in unity in a manner where nothing like it had happened before. When Hezekiah and the people celebrated, it says, “the hand of God was on the people to give them unity of mind to carry out what the king and his officials had ordered, following the word of the Lord” (2 Chronicles 30:12 NIV). Our prayer is that the hand of God will be on the church of Waterloo Region to give us unity of mind to carry out the word of the Lord for Waterloo Region.
Throughout Hezekiah’s reign, God was powerfully at work and
showing all people that He alone is God and with Him all things are possible.
Their hearts were devoted to Him and He responded by protecting them from the
vast Assyrian army who had conquered all the other kingdoms surrounding Judah.
God even responded to Hezekiah’s prayer by spinning the earth in the opposite
direction to move the shadow backwards on the steps. May His power be at work
here, as it was in the days of Hezekiah.
Let us assemble together in response to Joel 2:15, ”Blow the
trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly.” Our prayer is
that God’s presence will be experienced in an awe-inspiring, powerful way in
our midst, both at Prayer in the Park, and as we go forth to honour and serve
God in Waterloo Region. We pray that times of refreshing will come on the
Church of Waterloo Region, that God will show His power and glory here. We pray
“that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the
hope to which he has called you” (Ephesians 1:18).
Jesus said, "How I have longed to gather your children
together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings" (Matthew 23:37). He
is gathering us, so please join us on Sunday, at Victoria Park, at the clock
tower, from 1-4.
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Cor 13:14)