Particularly timely during the COVID-19 pandemic, online prayer for Oregon is taking place at 7 a.m. seven days per week through Zoom video conferencing.
The effort is sponsored by Pray Oregon. Founded in 2012, Pray Oregon seeks to build bridges relationally with prayer focused on the state and to encourage relationship with Jesus across Oregon.
“Please join in focused prayer to overcome both the Coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis,” said Peter Carlson of Corvallis, a co-founder of Pray Oregon. “We desire to come into agreement with the purpose of God for our nation and our world. He alone can lead us through the wilderness.” Carlson cited Psalm 136:16.
Pray Oregon also sponsors weekly Tuesday evening prayer at 7 p.m., facilitated by Coral Rose Shipley of Seaside and Betty Denny of Trail. Anyone interested in starting additional evening prayer times on other days is invited to contact Carlson at 541-936-2703.
“Our new session on Sunday mornings, praying for the Church, is one of the strategic ways that we are praying into the many disciple-making movements being launched across the state,” said Carlson. “We are witnessing the traditional Church form dramatically changing with real-time gatherings online, from our own homes. The Church has been thrust out of the buildings, now let’s pray that we will go out into the harvest fields.”
Zoom is a free application which provides video conferencing. No account is required to join the meeting. Connect with Zoom any of three ways:
•Join from web browser on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/5419997777, Password 999777
• Zoom for iCloud app on SmartPhone with Meeting ID: 5419997777, Password 999777
•Telephone: 669-900-6833, Meeting ID:5419997777# For assistance, contact Carlson at 541-936-2703.
The daily morning prayer topics and the facilitators are:
•Sundays, The Church, Peter Carlson of Corvallis.
•Mondays, Regional to International focus, Pastor Garth Johnson of Agape Christian Center in Baker City.
•Tuesdays, Awakening and Revival, Ross Wootan of Albany.
•Wednesdays, House of Prayer and Celebration, Diane Page of Albany from 7 to 8 a.m. and Vicki Harris of Albany from 8 to 9 a.m. Harris gives a special focus on prayer for Israel, followed by prayer for the community.
•Thursdays, Education and Disciple-Making, Kathy White of Terrebonne from 7 to 7:30 a.m. and Peter Carlson from 7:30 to 8 a.m. White often plays her guitar in a “harp and bowl” worship and intercession style of praying.
•Fridays, National Day of Prayer, Pam Neighbor of Beaverton.
•Saturdays, Health care and the economy, Pastor Garth Johnson of Baker City and Mark Zimel of Meridian, Idaho.