Latest Prayer Requests
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In following the Luke 10:2 prayer, we’re praying for the Lord to bring people into the harvest to fill specific needs in our church: children’s small group leaders, children’s director, student small group leader, a bookkeeper and administrative assistant, a worship leader and musicians. We’re asking Jesus to make the congregation of our church look like our city in age and demographics. We want an “anyone and everyone” church. I am asking the Lord for wisdom for our Next Gen ministries. Also, we are building a partnership with an addiction recovery program. We are praying for opportunities to build relationships and encourage those in the program. A few people have been exposed to the coronavirus in our group recently. We are asking for protection and recovery. Lastly, my dad is dealing with kidney problems. Pray for his healing.
Please pray for the care and protection of my wife and children and that God will help me be a good husband and father. Pray we will see the glory of God in the church and that I can serve with integrity. Pray that I may see God’s grace in difficult moments and that I will not deviate toward vain things. Pray God will help me overcome sin and preach with authority the grace of the gospel. Pray the Lord’s church will be built up in faith, hope and love in eternity. May we be instruments of God in bringing the gospel to the nations. May the Lord God raise up pastors in our local church. Thank you for your prayers.
I need special grace and wisdom for this difficult time, and also I need more skill in managing family and ministry time.
Please pray for my application to be a board certified chaplain (BCC). I will apply for BCC after my completion of a yearlong Clinical Pastoral Education residency program.
Please pray for a church planter friend who needs wisdom and provision from God.
Please pray as we construct a men’s discipleship home. We would like for the home to be up and running within a month or two. Pray also for the Compassion Center reopening. We will be using this single facility as a thrift store and food distribution site (which we’ve been doing for six months) and as a church worship space on Sundays. Please pray for the city of Baltimore where there are 60,000 drug addicts in Baltimore City alone. Pray for the youth who are growing up in terribly adverse situations. Pray also for the homeless in our city.
Please pray for us to have wisdom as we plan for ministry amid the changes that have happened in New York City these past months.
Please pray for our new family pastor, his wife and his son (Eric, Taylor and Wyatt, respectively). Pray that God protects them from the schemes of the enemy and uses them in a big way to see many families, youth, and kids reached with the gospel in our communities.
Update: I have visited with my doctors concerning my kidneys and my health. They have said everything looks good. This is a previous prayer request answered. I would like for everyone to pray for my daughter, Grace Anne Coley. She is a child life specialist major at Auburn University. She is starting to search for practicums and internships. Pray for God to lead her as she works in the medical field. She also has a heart for the First Nation people in Canada, as she has been on five mission trips to Canada sharing the gospel. Pray for our correctional institution. We have had a rise in COVID-19 cases, and we are feeling the impact. Pray that God will show His mighty healing power and people will experience God in a new way through being healed of this virus. Also, keep all our churches in your prayers as well. May God bless you in all things.
Please pray for further development of our team into a culturally and ethnically diverse group of leaders. By the grace of God, we do have some diversity, but before we launch this church plant we would love to have a bit more diversity in our leadership. Please also pray for God’s provision for our church plant. Finally, as we begin to engage our community further, please pray for wisdom in light of social-distancing with COVID-19 still being a concern.
Please pray for spiritual and organizational protection as we meet for church in the park. Pray for the fruit of new people coming to Christ and numerical growth even in this challenging season. Pray for God to provide the right, more permanent location for us to gather in the future.
As we continue in this season of uncertainty, God continues to open doors for me to share the gospel as a chaplain, especially with different members of our team. In particular, I have been visiting with a gentleman who is really searching for the truth and is close to receiving Christ. Like him, there are many others who are struggling with hopelessness in life and are more open to the gospel than ever before. Please pray that I will be empowered by the Spirit and sensitive to God’s working all around me, especially with those “interruption” visits. Sometimes those are the most effective ones. Also, I am in the process of completing my Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor Training. Once I complete this training, we will be positioned to train chaplain students in our hospital, which is truly exciting. I am trusting God with this process. I am truly thankful for the prayerful support of many.
My wife and I recently moved to Shawnee, Okla., to be closer to family. My wife has early onset dementia. Please pray the Lord will call me to a church to pastor where I can still care for my wife. Thank you for your prayers.
Please pray that our new members will remain positive in these challenging times and trust in God. Pray for our church members who are standing strong and peaceful in this trying situation. Pray that my family will trust and always focus on our mission to reach others with the gospel. Pray for church planting efforts in British Columbia and Ontario. Pray that our leadership training can take place soon after a vaccine for COVID-19 is available in Canada.