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Sept-Oct: Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 30
Song: “Glorious and 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….

-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

September: Church Family

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 84
Song: “All I Have is Christ”

Fellowship & Relationships

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22)

Pray for….

-Consistent and meaningful participation in Covenant Group ministry this semester
-Healthy development of church membership
-Establishment of meaningful friendships
-Commitment to fellowship and consistent attendance
-Church characterized by godly conversations
-Humble pursuit of accountability and correction
-Freedom from bitterness, jealousy, gossip, and other enemies of relationships
-Those on “the fringe” to feel welcomed and connected
-Gospel to be at the center of our relationships and church life

September: Church Family

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 145
Song: “Amazing Love”

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
-Favor on the Bridge Ministry as it seeks to connect with college students at Tulane and beyond
-College students to grow in a Biblical worldview and the knowledge of the Gospel
-Wisdom for Evan May, Jason Stubblefield, and Hope Roberts as they seek to lead these ministries

September: Church Family

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 1
Song: “Knowing You”

Women of the Church

“Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” (Titus 2:3-5)

Pray for….

- Effective fellowship among the women of the church
- Strengthening of biblical roles and values for women
- Encouragement and empowerment for wives and mothers
- Gifting and equipping of single women for their calling
- Grace and faith for single moms and for those who may struggle in their season of singleness
- Help for women burdened by infertility
- Women to rejoice in trials and persevere in affliction
- Young ladies to speak grace and promote unity
- Older women to train younger women in the Lord
- Church filled with women who hate gossip, idleness, jealousy, and strife but who study God’s Word daily, bear the church’s burdens through prayer, and encourage the saints in steadfast faith.
- Women’s Retreat 2014 (Oct. 18-19)

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