Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. It is an important cultural and educational centre, the second largest urban centre in the province behind Calgary. It is often referred to as the Gateway City to the North. It is well-known for its West Edmonton Mall, one of the largest malls in North America (it was the largest from 1981 until 2004).
Brampton has the highest, youngest, median age population in Canada, and is the fastest-growing city in Canada. The city’s revitalization plan cost was over $55 million dollars in investment capital and has triggered a financial boost and economic revival in the downtown area. Brampton has more than 120 recreational centers and corporate spaces intended for physical activity such as soccer fields, tennis courts, cricket fields, and fitness zones. Over the years, Brampton has effectively renewed its 'flower' town legacy, to guarantee the title of "Canada’s Flower City".
Hamilton is a port city on Lake Ontario situated west of the Greater Toronto Area. It is becoming a part of the GTA as housing prices in Toronto rise and train and bus service improves. Hamilton is divided into an upper city and a lower city across the Niagara Escarpment. It is an amalgamated city so has both urban and rural sections.
Regina is the capital city of Saskatchewan but ranks second in size behind Saskatoon. Regina ranks as of one of the youngest cities in the country. Only 12.7% of the city’s population is over the age of 65. It also ranks as one of the fastest growing cities in the country in 2018. Unfortunately, it also has one of the highest crime and IV drug use rates in Canada
Ottawa was chosen by Queen Victoria in the mid 19th Century to serve as the Capital of Canada. As such it attracts thousands of visitors per year to tour the Houses of Parliament and to skate on the Rideau Canal. Located along the Ontario side of the Ottawa River, the waterway forms the natural boundary between the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec; the two are connected by several bridges.
According to www.salatomatic.com Surrey has 15 mosques and 1 Muslim school. There are several other mosques not listed on the site, bringing the number to over 20. According to Outreach Canada’s church database, Surrey has 175 churches.
According to www.salatomatic.com Markham has 5 mosques. According to Outreach Canada’s church database, Markham has 54 churches. Lying north and east of Toronto, the City of Markham is part of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
The Winnipeg LMT Network leadership team is encouraging churches in Winnipeg to demonstrate and share the good news of Jesus with their Muslims neighbors and work colleagues; to promote prayer and training to engage with them; and to challenge churches to focus on a specific mosque community for their prayer and actions of friendship.
The Pray for the City prayer letters are brought to by Greg, Howard, Judy, Lorna, Mike, Peter and Rob. Join us as we seek to bless our Muslim neighbours in the name of Jesus.
Mosque communities are often the target of hate and racism, but we are called to love. Join like-minded Christians in your city to pray for those who call your neighborhood mosque their home.
As you pray this month for your local Muslim community, use these prayer pointers to help. Join us as we seek to bless our Muslim neighbours in the name of Jesus.