Latest Prayer Requests
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My wife, Doris, is having surgery tomorrow morning (May 7) to correct a blockage in her left carotid artery. She recently had aortic valve replacement and is anxious about going through another surgery. We are trusting God and reminding ourselves of the strength we have through Him. We appreciate you fortifying us through prayer.
I am having a second surgery on my left eye on May 11. Please pray that I will have improved vision in that eye. Thanks.
Pray for the hundreds of prison employees in our area who will be without a job when the prison closes at the end of the year. This area is already suffering economically. Thanks.
Please pray God would graciously send some seasoned leaders to help establish our church plant, Discovery Church, in our neighborhood.
Please pray for the staff of Baptist Church on Homedale as they continue to recover from COVID-19. Most are doing very well, but a few are still struggling.
Thank you for praying for Calvary West Littleton. Please ask that God would make us a people who go, show and tell the gospel boldly. As you pray for our church, consider praying through these passages: “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest'” (Matthew 9:37-38). “Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should” (Ephesians 6:19-20). Based on these passages, please ask that God would raise us up to be laborers for the harvest, that God would use us to bring people to faith in Jesus every year He gives us life until He calls us home, and that Calvary West Littleton would be bold and fearless proclaimers of the gospel. Thank you for your prayers, and we would love to hear from you!
Please pray for the following schools as students and churches seek to launch First Priority campus ministries on these campuses this fall: Sullivan East High, West Ridge High, Elizabethton High, TA Duggar Middle, Happy Valley Middle, Hampton High and several others. There are 66 schools in our region; we have First Priority clubs on 21 campuses. Please pray for the many clubs that are focusing on sharing the gospel with the class of 2021 before graduation. Eighty-five percent of people who follow Christ make that decision before they graduate high school. The next two months is a vital time to share hope with our seniors. Thank you! Soli Deo Gloria.
Please pray for my church ministry and my family.
I serve in two housing projects having 110 apartments in Monroe, Ga. In April, we went door-to-door delivering bags containing a DVD of The Jesus Film as told through the eyes of children, packets of popcorn and two boxes of movie-type candies. Pray that the Father will use these items in amazing ways we can’t imagine, that hearts will be softened toward the gospel and that many would be born into the kingdom. Pray that believers will share the DVD with friends and family who need to hear. In December, you prayed for the activity kits we gave out during the winter months. Thank you so very much as we gave out 50–60 bags per week! This was a huge hit with children, teens and adults. Many adults thanked us for doing this for the kids. Each week the kids came running to us excited about everything, especially their Bibles. An adult said it’s like “VBS in a bag” for the children. One grandparent used her bags when her grandchildren visited her. Again, thank you!
Please continue to lift our F.A.I.T.H. Riders chapter and national evangelical teams up in prayer. We are intentional about carrying out the Great Commission. Our ministry team at Gateway Baptist Church is being blessed by our Lord. Our group ministered under a tent at a recent festival. Three people prayed to accept Christ as their Savior and one rededicated his life to serving Christ. Please pray that God will continue to open doors so we can present the soul-saving gospel of Christ.
I am a guest in the 911 community, extending the reach of the local church and God’s love to frontline workers and first responders. Please pray the doors of acceptance would continue to be open with these agencies. Pray that those I visit would feel God’s blessing in some way. Pray I would be protected in my travels as I am often returning home in the dark of night. Pray a few churches would partner with us in this ministry. Thank you for your few moments.
Pray that we as a church planting team would be bold in sharing the gospel as we connect with new people and develop relationships in the city of Miami. Pray for favor with local community leaders. Pray the Lord would continue to open doors so we may serve the city and engage people with the message of Jesus. Pray we would have wisdom, unity and strength as we continue to engage more people.
Please pray for people to join our scaffolding team as we plan for preview services and a launch. Pray for us as we seek to multiply our missional community groups and raise up new leaders. We have interns joining us this summer; please pray for them and their arrival.
Please pray that God would provide two more elder-qualified individuals to join our planting team. It is very difficult in this season to meet other Christians in the area and get enough time with them in order to request they consider joining the church. We trust the Lord provides and are asking you to pray for this grace to us. Thank you so much!
Please pray the Lord will stir our small body of believers toward increased unity around missional living for the glory of Jesus. We are in a season of prayer, giving and the developing of ideas and structure around one of our four core commitments: “Go show and tell the gospel boldly.” Please pray for the Lord to lead and guide this process. Thank you!
God is at work here in Upstate South Carolina among our ethnic neighbors. I have had the privilege of conducting training sessions in evangelism, discipleship and group development with several of our ethnic churches. Pray for the Upstate Indian Fellowship as members invite their far-from-God friends to their homes to build relationships and share Bible stories. In one apartment complex where we were visiting a Hindu family, we were told 45 other Hindu families lived in the complex. Pray for the Lord’s wisdom in reaching them and for persons of peace within the Hindu community. In January, the Lord sent a Chinese church planter to our area. Pray as we work together to find persons of peace within our Chinese community and that we might see a Chinese church planted in this area for the Lord’s glory.