Whatcom County Prayer Guide

Sustainable - Strategic - United Prayer for Whatcom County


Praise and Worship – Ephesians 4:1-3 – I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  John 13:35 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” From these words of Jesus to the verses listed in each prayer focus, it is clear God wants His children to love. We are commanded to love, called to love, but we are also empowered to love.  In Ephesians 3:16-17 Paul says: “that according to the riches of His glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,” so that we can be ‘rooted and grounded in love.

Suggested songs to use as you worship for the first part of your prayer time.
Chris Tomlin – Holy Forever:
Mercy Me – The Love of God:

Pray for your neighborhood – your Family, your Church, your City, your Schools.

Pray for the unique setting your family and your church have in the community. Pray that the churches in your city would love and bless their community with God’s power that comes from the riches of His GLORY.

Praying for Whatcom County & the World

Art/Media   1 Corinthians 16:14 – Let all that you do be done in love.

  • There are several faith-based film projects in the works right now both nationally and from our local friends Michael and Shari Lienau. Pray for each of these projects to glorify God, to come out to the intended audiences with full funding and to usher people into the Kingdom who may not otherwise hear the gospel.

Business     Galatians 5:13-14 – For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

  • Farming is very important to Whatcom County. Pray that farmers will have the weather to facilitate the harvest process, the labor they need, and markets for their crops.
  • Pray for transparent regulations concerning wetlands and property development in our county. Property can unexpectedly be labeled a wetland, rendering it unusable. This impacts the expansion of businesses and directly impacts the affordability of housing.

Church    1 John 4:7 – Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and  knows God.

  • Pray for the Vacation Bible Schools that will take place throughout the county this summer. Pray that many kids would come from families that do not go to church. Pray for the kids to encounter Jesus and take Him home!
  • Pray for families and churches to disciple the kids who begin a relationship with Jesus at summer camps.
  • Pray for the many efforts from para-church groups as they seek to reach unchurched kids.

Development        Galatians 6:2 – Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

  • Many of our neighbors, kids and families, will be without school services like counseling during the summer months. Father, give us eyes to see those who live near us and need your love.

Education   1 Peter 4:8-Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

  • Each of us knows several children in this county. In prayer speak the names of these kids out loud to the father asking Him to protect them physically and spiritually.

Family         Romans 13:10 – Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

  • Pray for all the county families sending their kids to Christian summer camps (eg. at the Firs). Pray for staff members to be led by the Holy Spirit and that hundreds of kids would make decisions to follow Jesus as Savior.
  • Pray for the K-8 Kid’s Encounter camp the 3rd week of July. Kids will learn to hear the voice of God speaking to them. Pray for volunteers, leadership and the presence of Holy Spirit during the camp (registration and info at

Government         Hebrews 10:24-25 – And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

  • Pray against the division the enemy seeks to use during the election year, and for integrity of the election process.

Health         1 Peter 4:10 – As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

  • Pray for our health care professionals, for both physical and mental health, and all who are struggling with the weight of the Fentanyl crisis, from first responders and ER to after-care and counseling.

International Missions/Israel/Native Americans

John 13:34-35 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

  • Native Americans – Pray for summer gospel camps.
  • India (Project 92) – PRAISE REPORT! The Lord heard and answered the prayers for elections in India in May, thwarting the expected results that would have had disastrous results for Christians and mission work! Thank you for praying, and please continue to pray for India! Daniel 2:21, “It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding.”
  • Israel – Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! Also pray for the camp in Israel in August that has 300 Jewish, Palestinian & international young people worshipping together.

Special opportunity: Matthew 19:14-15 – Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” And he put his hands on their heads and blessed them.

  • Cheryl Sacks and Arlyn Lawrence (authors who have both written books on children’s prayer) will speak at a “Teaching Children to Pray Conference” at the Light of the World Prayer Center on one of the first Saturday’s in September from 9:00-noon. All County children’s directors and teachers are invited.
  • Father, please bless Cheryl and Aryln with clarity and passion as they reflect the heart of Your Son by teaching children’s directors and teachers how to help children learn to pray in meaningful ways.
  • Father, encourage the directors and teachers of children in Whatcom County to attend this conference and give them prayer teaching and training methods that will saturate the hearts of children with prayer.
  • Father, touch the hearts of the children being instructed in prayer in our County as they learn to listen to and talk to You in prayer. Draw them into deep personal times of intimacy with you that will lead them to true faith and spiritual growth.


If you want to know more about any of these opportunities call or text Tim at 360-483-8691.

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