Whatcom County Prayer Guide

Sustainable – Strategic – United

Prayer for Whatcom CountyMarch/April 2023

Kairos – defined as a favorable moment for decision or action – or – a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action: the opportune and decisive moment.

This prayer guide is going to be different.  I was once advised, ‘go where you see the Spirit of God moving.’ God is moving in ways we have never before witnessed.  Let’s press into the ‘Kairos’ of God, pray with the Spirit, and ask Him to reveal His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven in dozens of ways.  First, I’d like to give you some current context.

Acts 3:19-20:  Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus….

We are in a Kairos moment of history.  Many would say that of their own lives or families, but I think we can agree it is definitely true of our country and our world. This is a decisive moment.  This is a moment for the prayers of the church to impact the direction and destiny of thousands of lives and even of whole people groups. God will truly restore all things on the great and magnificent day of the Lord (Acts 2:20), but before that final day He has generously given times of refreshment for His body the church!  This “times of refreshing” is part of what we see beginning at Asbury University.

Super brief outline of God’s plan as we can see it:

·       2023 is the 200th anniversary of the collegiate day of prayer.

·       Every year they live stream the collegiate day of prayer worship service.  One year ago they chose to do this from Asbury University on Thursday 2-23-23.

·       On Feb 8 (2 weeks before the live stream) God in His Mercy poured out His Holy Spirit on a chapel service at Asbury.  This service lasted over 360 hours.

·       On Wednesday the 22nd the movie “Jesus Revolution” began in theaters nationwide. This is the story of the revival of the early 70’s (right when Asbury had a revival that sparked the movement)

·       For the first time in history EVERY college in the country has been adopted by a local ministry that agreed to pray for that school.

·       This move of God has now spread to many other college campuses (and other countries) and even some high schools and middle schools.

·       Most of those schools are Christian schools (but not all).

·       1000’s of lives have been changed forever, with spiritual, emotional, relational, mental, and physical healings.

Let us seize this moment – these 2 months to cry out every day that the Spirit of the Living God will be poured out over Western, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College and Northwest Indian College, then into all our schools for the transformation of tens of thousands of lives for the Glory of God!

What school are you closest to or most connected to?  Can you agree with your small group, or your family to pray for the school every week?  Every day?  If we each do this every school in the county will be covered by regular fervent Kingdom seeking prayer. If you do, please email or text Tim Scott (, or if you want to be part of the education prayer walking team.

Pray this promise of God:  Joel 2:28,29 and Acts 2:17-18

“And it shall come to pass afterward,

that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;

       your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your old men shall dream dreams,

and your young men shall see visions.

29    Even on the male and female servants

in those days I will pour out my Spirit.”

Two of the God stories from 2022 in our world.

·       in the Middle East and North Africa there were more than 570,000 house churches established – new worshipping communities – most of which are in areas very hostile to the Christian faith.  Glory to God!  This represents over 8 million new believers.

·       In all of Africa tens of thousands of churches agreed to fast and pray for people they knew who did not know Christ. They specifically fasted and prayed during the month of April and then each member began sharing their faith in May – every day.  During May the church grew by 60 million people – new believers!  In one month!  God is on the move pouring out His Spirit!!

I believe the outpouring of the Spirit on the believers beginning at Asbury and continuing across our country is to ignite us – believers in the USA – to pray for the salvation of every one of our neighbors! Here are three spiritual concepts captured from the Asbury revival: personal confession, holiness, and worship to the One who is worthy of love and honor and worship. This is available to us too. Please spend time speaking these verses out loud with repetition.  Declare, proclaim, lament, sing, pray and praise our might God with them.

1 John 1:8 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Hebrews 9:14 – how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.


Psalm 29:2 – Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His Name;

worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.


1 Chronicles 29:11 – Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.

Revelation 4:11 – Worthy are you, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

       for you created all things,

and by your will they existed and were created.

Psalm 145:13 – Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

and your dominion endures through all generations.

The LORD is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does.

God is moving in our world in waking believers up to His beauty and Worth and empowering believers to share their faith and see a great harvest of lost and broken people coming to Christ. Let’s pray for both in Whatcom County – beginning with you! And then the youth.

Prayer request from campus ministries: Pray for spiritual hunger in students on campus, a hunger for God’s Word, a conviction of sin from the Holy Spirit. And pray for us, that all our missionaries and student leaders would be bold, so that when the Lord moves, we would be in the right place at the right time to join Him.

Pray that God’s Spirit will be free to exalt the Name of Jesus in every sphere of society – again focusing first on our younger generation!

In Art/Media – Father be glorified in and through our students and their posts.

In worship – pray for Christ exalting worship in local churches and throughout the week in dorms and bible studies.

In our Families – Father we pray for the restoration of Your sense of family among students, in the church and in our homes.