It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask – The Power of a Prayer Request

Yesterday I participated in a retreat at Rosemary Heights with some of my work colleagues from the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Before leaving my house in the morning, I texted some of my closest friends asking them if there was anything or anyone they wanted me to pray for.

I was affirmed and surprised by their prayer requests (I’ve slightly edited some of them to protect privacy):

  • My heart
  • My sister in the Philippines
  • The health and happiness of our newborn
  • Me as I recently broke up with my fiancee
  • The youth ministry coordinator
  • That we will be blessed with children
  • Good work-life balance
  • That my dad finds a purpose that makes him happy
  • My aunt having surgery tomorrow
  • My mom’s 70th birthday
  • My aunt who is ill
  • My dad and how he fits into my life
  • Peace in my heart
  • Integrity
  • My relationship with my boyfriend
  • A healthy granddaughter
  • Dissertation, move, and travel mercies
  • Vocation, family, and ministry
  • Me, my wife, and my family
  • That we can sell our house
  • A safe trip for my in laws
  • My upcoming trip overseas
  • Health of my relatives
  • Ministry inspiration and vision
  • My sister’s job transition
  • My friend who is struggling
  • My friend how just went through dialysis
  • Wisdom, clarity, and discernment and for God to open doors where He desires
  • My friend having struggles in her marriage
  • Safe labour for my wife
  • Our newborn daughter

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Mr. Clutch

It’s pretty well-known (mostly because I keep reminding everyone haha) that Jake won the silver medal for his age group in the Provincial Bowling Championships last month in Kelowna. That means he’s the second-best 11 year-old boy bowler in BC!

Needless to say, we’re very proud of him. Especially considering that he really only started bowling last September. So to go from a beginner to a silver medallist in just seven months is quite an accomplishment.

Believe it or not, bowling is an extremely mental game. To do well you need good concentration, you need to adjust to lane conditions, and you need to be able to block out distractions.

You need to be clutch.

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Let the good times roll

 

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Vancouver Canucks Playoff Anthem: Something Big (Shawn Mendes Parody)

The Vancouver Canucks are back in the NHL playoffs and thus we are thrilled to present our Canucks Playoff Anthem:  Something Big.  It’s based on the original song by Shawn Mendes.

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I’m joined by my regular collaboration partners:  the wonderful and talented Marie Hui and Arielle Tuliao.  They never cease to amaze me with their skills…in this video check out how they harmonize effortlessly while doing syncopated clapping…it’s NUTS!

We’re excited about a deep playoff run for the Canucks.  Something big is happening!  Go Canucks Go!

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Husband, Father, Youth Minister, Speaker: Lover of God, Family and the Canucks

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