September 8, 2020

I want to share my heart and vision for  prayer in Aglow Canada. First I would like to share a story about my 3 year old grandson. The other day we were playing in the sand in our backyard. I buried 3 loonies and gave him a strainer for him to shovel and sift the sand for gold. The excitement and thrill of finding gold brought a shout, “ we’re rich!!” He wanted to continue to bury the same 3 gold coins. It wasn’t just the gold he enjoyed but the excitement of discovering the coins over and over. This story reminded me of the verse in Luke 22:31-32.

Luke 22:31-32 
“Peter, my dear friend, listen to what I’m about to tell you. Satan has demanded to come and sift you like wheat and test your faith. But I have prayed for you, Peter, that you would stay faithful to me no matter what comes. Remember this: after you have turned back to me and have been restored, make it your life mission to strengthen the faith of your brothers.” 

The enemy tried to shake Peter’s faith because he knew Peter was going to be used to build God’s Kingdom on earth. The enemy’s plan backfired and brought the true gold in Peter when he recognized who he truly was. Jesus prayed for Peter’s faith and he told Peter to strengthen his brothers. In Matthew 16, it was Peter who recognized who Jesus was. God supernaturally revealed to Peter that Jesus was the Anointed One. Jesus released a decree over Peter that on this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail. I will give you the keys to the kingdom and what you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and what you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

We have heard astounding testimonies in Aglow that have brought faith to believe for the miraculous. Faith and breakthrough in our lives gives us authority to believe for faith and breakthrough in others. If you are healed you want to see others be healed.  As an Ekklesia we can strengthen our brothers and sisters standing in faith together for our regions and our nation. The gates of hell shall not prevail!!! What we go through helps us to overcome and together in victory and authority we take our Mountains!! 

At a time when the gates of hell was trying to prevail in WW2, Winston Churchill said, “This is our finest hour!” I believe Aglow is coming into our finest hour to help usher in the coming of the Lord. We are a Governing force in the Kingdom, we are Aglow and burning in the Spirit!! For such a time as this!!

Announcements

I’m so excited to be stepping into the shoes of National Prayer Leader for Aglow Canada and to run the race with you! I’m pleased to welcome Erin Ryan as my assistant and part of the National Prayer Team. My heart is to connect Prayer Warriors across the Nation to release an emerging sound as the governing Ekklesia. I’ve been working with a number of prayer coordinators all across Canada. It is my privilege to introduce these Prayer Leaders. Some you may have known already and some are new.

Prayer Leaders across Canada

  • Marielle Blais Is the Prayer Director in NWT
  • Rohini Lewis is the Prayer Director in Ontario. 
  • Gail Caithness is Prayer Director in Manitoba.
  • Glenys Gogel is the Prayer Director in Saskatchewan.
  • John Sperling is the Leader of Men of Issachar 
  • Carol Revel Prayer Leader of Anti Human Trafficking
  • Rob Latimer Prayer Leader for Indigenous People

Shelley Rogers

National Prayer Coordinator Aglow International Canada