Latest Prayer Requests
Each week, we feature prayer requests from our North American missions personnel and SBC chaplains. To get these requests from our missionaries and chaplains in your inbox each Wednesday, subscribe to our prayer newsletter.
Please pray for our ministry, as it has been very difficult because of the COVID-19 situation. We know God is faithful and always keeps His promises, but sometimes the situation becomes very difficult, and we have no strength to continue. We have had services where literally not a single person came to church. But recently a couple showed up saying they had read my testimony on the church website and that they were going through a very difficult situation with their only son. We agreed to visit them at their home and pray for their son. My prayer requests are that God will continue to send people who are in need to our church and also that the son of this couple can experience a change in his life through Jesus. Thank you for praying.
I serve at two housing projects in Monroe, Ga., through the Appalachee Baptist Association. We will be adding another in Statham this fall. Pray the families living in these housing projects will be open to hearing the gospel. In August, we had our “Journey Through the Bible” event, where small groups of children and adults walked through scenes from the Bible while hearing stories from Creation to Jesus’ ascension. Pray we will have a great harvest from the seeds planted during that event. Pray as well for the students and teachers of our after-school program. Pray many children will come and that God would provide more volunteers.
Pray that the COVID-19 outbreak in our prisons would end. Several inmates have died, and most programs, including Bible studies and chapel services, have been interrupted.
Please pray for my current health situation. I have ongoing concerns with a Parkinson’s diagnosis and a new diagnosis of a lesion on my right kidney.
Please pray for our church as we are working hard to reach our youth and their parents. We recently had a day camp for children and shared the gospel with the families. Please pray the Holy Spirit will draw these families to Jesus.
Please pray for my home country of Myanmar (Burma) as it has once again been taken over by military forces. Many civilians have been killed and many families are fleeing to neighboring countries. Right now they really need the living God and the hope of the gospel. Pray also for our vision to plant a church in every village of Myanmar by 2033. Pray for our mission trip to the Thailand-Myanmar border to help and support Myanmar refugee families November 19–30, 2021. We will provide food, clothing, medical supplies, tents, etc.
A brother in Christ recently shared the gospel with four of my Sudanese Muslim friends and spoke of the physical healing Jesus had done that made it possible for him to speak with us. Pray for the salvation of Muhammad, Alnoor, Abdalla and Yassir. Pray also that a church will start in the house where they all live.
Pray for the successful launch of Zoe Church on September 26. Our core team is taking a big step of faith during this pandemic to begin our public opening. Pray God would fight any spiritual battles for us. Pray unity and love will be lived out in our community. Pray for a harvest of new families and people who desire to start a relationship with Jesus.
Pray for us as we build off the momentum gained in the summer months and implement our fall outreaches. Pray our new people and contacts would desire to be discipled. Pray God would send persons of peace who are receptive to the gospel. Pray God would grant time for my family and me to rest and recharge.
I am a patient in Mercy North Hospital In Oklahoma City. I’m being treated for COVID-19 pneumonia. My oxygen saturation level is stable but can drop quickly when I simply reposition in bed. Please pray for healing. Thank you for your prayers.
We work with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry here at the University of Florida, matching international students with American college students and families from churches in our city. Please pray our fall outreaches to incoming international students will be successful. Also, please pray the Lord of the Harvest to send more helpers, laborers and workers here, as the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Thank you!
We are asking God for souls. Please pray hearts will be open to the gospel, especially the heart of an unbelieving friend.
We have been very blessed in many ways thus far in the church planting process, but COVID-19 has certainly had an impact. Because of COVID-19, the pastor of our Sending Church, Steve Loy, has been placed in a chemically induced coma and is on a ventilator. Our church plant is still at the stage where I am able to assume his role in the interim at Spruce Creek Baptist Church. Please pray for Steve to recover to full health and for his wife, Leah, and daughter, Hannah. Pray I will lead well in all areas.
Pray for us as we restart with students on campus post-pandemic. Pray for us as we renew relationships with faculty and staff. Pray for the rebuilding of our campus now that Clarion University has merged with Edinboro and California Universities.