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Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 86
Song: “Man of Sorrows”

Salvation & Growth

“…and the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47)

Pray for….

-Unbelievers who enter today to encounter Christ
-Those in the church with false assurance to be truly convicted of their sin and to be saved
-Increased passion for personal evangelism among us
-That we would be a church characterized by the Great Commission: disciples being created and cared for.
-Believers without a local church to find a home among us
-That we would be a growing church—growing in number, in mission, in godliness, and in the gospel
–God’s blessing on our ministry avenues for gospel growth (Alpha/Beta, Next Generation, Bridge, etc.)

Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 33
Song: “How Great is Our God”

Leadership

“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things” (Hebrews 13:17-18)

Staff & Elders
(Keith, Peter, Evan, Pete, Erik, Ronald, Bill, Phil, Steve)
Small Group Leaders
Raising up of new leaders

Pray for….

-Spirit empowerment for God’s calling on their lives
-Strength to lead in the church and the home
-Encouragement to continue in the ministry
-Trust in God for daily responsibilities
-Faith in God as they meet resistance
-Protection from the attack of the Enemy
-Health and peace for their families
-Joyful submission from the congregation to their leading from the Word of God
–Ongoing efforts of leadership development & strengthening

Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 30
Song: “Glorious & Mighty”

Sunday Gatherings

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:22-25)

Pray for….

-Protecting the Sunday Gathering as “holy ground”
-Experience of the presence of God
-Hearts ready to hear and respond to the preached Word
-Joyful celebration of God’s work through song
-Honoring God sacrificially through tithes and offerings
-Unbelievers to be convicted of their sin and turn to Christ
-Building of genuine relationships in the body
-Those in seasons of difficulty to receive comfort
-Visitors to feel welcomed and connected
-Children’s ministry to effectively communicate God’s care
-All who are present to grow in the reality of the Gospel

Church Family

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 145
Song: “Glorious”

Children, Youth, & The Bridge

“Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob” (Psalm 24:6)

Pray for….

-Children to learn the truth of the Gospel
-Children to respond with repentance and faith
-Parents to impart to their children a big vision of God
-That our kids would grow up reading the Bible and knowing Jesus Christ through it
-God to give the youth a passion to live for Him
-All of the youth to experience genuine conversion
-Deepening of relationships within the youth group
-The group would continue to grow in number and in spiritual maturity
-Support and equipping for parents
-College students to grow in a Biblical worldview and the knowledge of the Gospel

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