Latest Prayer Requests
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Pray for me this morning as I try to process the meaning of life and death. An day-shift officer with whom I have dealt was found dead. They do not know the cause, but I just spent time with him last week in one of the dorms. You are alive one day and then dead the next! WOW! The sad thing about it is he did not appear to know the Lord. This is what grieves my spirit the most. The opportunity for sharing the gospel here on the compound is great! I am not sure that I am living up to the task of sharing the gospel as much as I should. Please just pray for me and the staff, officers and inmates at the Okaloosa Correctional Institution.
Please pray that the Lord would provide partners for Citizens Church and that we would find an affordable place to gather publicly.
Please pray for the ministry to both staff and inmates in the prison system. Pray the Lord provides chaplains favor and energy. May the Lord also continue to open doors of ministerial opportunity and bring protection and relief.
Please pray our team will be able to carry the mission of Jesus to every neighborhood, starting in San Marcos. Pray that God would open the eyes of the lost people with whom we have built relationships to the truth of the gospel and transform their lives forever!
Please pray for safety on the roads while I am “tent-making” as a Lyft driver. Pray also for success as a volunteer, student ministry decision counselor. This role includes opportunities to baptize students. Help me to celebrate their successes.
Please continue to pray that the Lord would bless the preaching of His Word and for the conversion of souls. Pray He would send Christians who love the Lord to Green Meadows Baptist Church, that He will raise up workers for the harvest and that He would provide for the church so we can remain for years to come. Thank you and God bless!
Please pray for provision for this global outreach training ministry. Also, pray for our people as we train and send. We are sending two units in spring and four units in the coming year. We currently have 19 people in our training program for long-term work overseas. Thank you for your prayers.
Please pray that hospitals and retirement communities would reopen to our ministry. Pray for the safety and well-being of first responders, especially law enforcement who are under a great deal of tension. Pray also for our local churches and our county and state associations.
Please pray for me, my wife and our two children as we have relocated to Muskogee, Okla., to serve the VA hospital. Pray the Lord would guide all our decisions and that I would be continually submissive to His will and purpose to begin the ministry to our veterans and the hospital staff.
Please pray for us as we are working to reach students during the restrictions of COVID-19. We have seen God at work with many students making decisions to follow Christ this semester already; however, there are definitely challenges we are trying to navigate related to capacity and public health. Please pray we can engage more students with the gospel and for wisdom in how to best follow up with students who have come to faith. Also, pray for us as we discern God’s guidance in our cross-cultural work amid travel restrictions.
Please join me and my wife, Rosita, in prayer for all those to whom we minister who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and the special challenges it raises for people ministering to those on both sides of the Mexican border. Pray for wisdom, faith and love for all of us. Pray that love will go to the communities, that we have faith to serve the Lord Jesus, and that there will be unity within our church.
Pray that the inmates will be allowed to safely have visitors and volunteers again soon. Pray that God’s love will penetrate the prison, breaking down walls and bringing hope, redemption and unity!
Pray as we minister to the needs of the Deaf in our community. Many are fighting depression and frustration as the coronavirus crisis continues to bring limitations. Pray we will be sensitive as we minister and begin to schedule opportunities for worship and fellowship.
Thank you for your prayers! Land that was donated to First Priority Blue Ridge ministry three years ago is finally under contract! Please pray that the buyers will fulfill their commitment to purchase the land so the proceeds can help take the gospel to schools. Please pray for wisdom as our campus ministry efforts have been greatly challenged with the changes in schools due to COVID-19. Schools meeting virtually or with altered schedules and limits to clubs, visitors, etc., are making it very difficult to carry out our strategy. Pray for doors to open, for students and churches to step up and for out-of-the-box thinking. Please be in prayer as we plan and start moving toward the next phase in our ministry. After 10 years, we are looking to hire four new “area directors” to focus on reaching more of the 50,000+ teenagers in our region. Also please pray for my family. We have 8-month-old second cousins who have eating/digestive issues, a first cousin who is just finishing up chemo in her battle with cancer, and 78-year-old parents who need protection from COVID-19.
Please pray for God’s grace as I work and go through seminary to earn a Master of Divinity degree. The work is a lot and very demanding. Please pray for God’s wisdom, understanding and knowledge.