By Conrad Dudderar
Yukon residents will pray for their city, schools, law enforcement, first responders, and businesses during a community prayer initiative from Ascension to Pentecost.
The “Prayer for Revival, Renewal & Blessing” begins this Thursday, May 13 and runs through Sunday, May 23. Theme is “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in Yukon as it is in heaven.”
The 11-day prayer observance has been organized by Mark Borseth, pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Yukon.
“Join several churches in Yukon as we pray for our blessings, for our community and for spiritual renewal and revival in Yukon and the surrounding area,” said Mark Borseth, pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Yukon.
Pastor Borseth, who organized this community prayer observance, provided an overview of the prayer activities planned May 13-23:
• Thursday, May 13: Yukon’s days of prayer begin with Ascension Day. The public is welcome to pray between 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Family Church, 701 N Cemetery Road.
• Friday, May 14: Day of prayer for the Yukon Police Department and Canadian County Sheriff’s Department. Yukon residents are encouraged to tell any police officer and sheriff’s deputy they know how much they are appreciated.
• Saturday, May 15: The public is welcome to pray between 9-10 a.m. at South Yukon Church of Christ, 11700 NW 10th.
• Sunday, May 16: Day of prayer for Yukon’s schools. With the school year ending soon, people are invited to pray for the schools, teachers, students, school staff, administrators, bus drivers, and school board members.
“If you know someone who is part of the educational system, let them know you are praying for them and consider sending them a message or note of encouragement,” Pastor Borseth said.
“Consider walking or driving around your local schools and praying.”
• Monday, May 17: The public is welcome to pray between 11 a.m. and noon at Bethel Community Church, 4901 N Sara Road.
• Tuesday, May 18: Day of prayer for Yukon city government and city employees. Residents are invited to come to the 7 p.m. city council meeting at the Centennial Building, 12 S 5th, to thank city leaders and employers for what they do. “If you know of anyone who works for the city – from parks & recreation to the library to public works – let them know you appreciate them and are praying for them,” Borseth said.
• Wednesday, May 19: The public is encouraged to pray at Trinity Baptist Church, 620 N Cemetery Road (time not yet set).
• Thursday, May 20: Day of prayer for the Yukon Fire Department. Residents are urged to tell any firefighter or first responder they know who much they are appreciated.
• Friday, May 21: Day of prayer for the Yukon Chamber of Commerce and Yukon businesses. People are asked to shop local at least one place and let the business know how they are appreciated.
• Saturday, May 22: The public is welcome to pray between noon to 12:30 p.m. at Yukon First Church of the Nazarene, 525 E Main.
• Sunday, May 23: The Yukon prayer observance ends on Pentecost at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 675 W Vandament. The public will gather at 7 p.m. to pray for the community and for spiritual renewal and revival in Yukon and the surrounding area.
Weather permitting, the group will meet around the firepit in the parking lot; attendees are asked to bring COVID-friendly snacks to share and lawn chairs (if desired).
“We will pray for and with each other and share testimonies of what God is up to in our lives and community,” Pastor Borseth said.
Borseth thanked participating Yukon churches for opening their sanctuaries so the public can come pray.
More information about the “Prayer for Revival, Renewal & Blessing” will be posted on Resurrection Lutheran Church’s Facebook page. Or contact Borseth at firstname.lastname@example.org (405) 354-3322.