Pray for the Church
Praise God for calling us into relationship and fellowship with Him. Ask God to grow our knowledge of and commitment to His truth found in His Word. Pray for strength to obey God and live in the righteousness He grants us. Pray we will all honor God in all we do.
Pray for the City
This week we are praying for The Foundry Ministries, a Christian nonprofit organization located in Bessemer that is providing life-changing guidance and hope for the addict and their community through Christ-centered recovery and rescue. The Foundry is a haven where the broken can experience the love of Christ, find freedom, and discover purpose through a transitional housing environment and community ministries. We’re also praying this week for Grace and Truth Church and Pastor Steve Longenecker.
Day 1: Pray for The Foundry as they labor to see the chains of drug and alcohol addiction broken by the power of the gospel in the lives of men and women.
Day 2: Pray for the men and women residing at The Foundry to experience a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Day 3: Pray for the families of those in the recovery program to experience healing from the broken relationships caused by the addictions that their loved ones have battled.
Day 4: Pray for the staff members who come from all walks of life to serve at The Foundry. Pray for strength and renewal as they pour themselves out daily to serve others.
Day 5: Pray for the joy of Christ to fill the hearts of the residents this holiday season. Pray especially for those separated from their families due to the harmful effects of addiction, imprisonment, and homelessness.
Day 6: Pray for abundant resources that would enable the ministry to impact more lives for the sake of Christ in the coming years.
Pray for the World
This week we are praying for the people of Izmir, Turkey. On October 30, a massive earthquake registering a magnitude 7.0 struck near the city of Izmir in Western Turkey. As of today, over 111 people have died. Many buildings completely collapsed during the earthquake or were damaged beyond repair. Thousands of people are sleeping in the streets in makeshift tent cities because they are displaced from their homes or fearful to return to their home. The city continues to have dozens of aftershocks that hinders the public to return in doors. The Church at Brook Hills has many partners living in this city. Join us as we pray for the people of Izmir.
Day 1: Over 100 people have perished in the Izmir earthquake and it is safe to say most likely without ever hearing of Christ. This is a sobering reminder of the urgency of eternity. Pray for the gospel to spread throughout Izmir and for many Turks to see their need for Christ and believe.
Day 2: Pray for God to give wisdom and help to rescue crews, first responders, hospitals, government officials, and crisis organizations who are on the frontline of caring for those who are suffering in the city.
Day 3: There are still many people unaccounted for or in need of rescue under collapsed buildings. Pray for God to be merciful and to help rescue crews find people who are still alive.
Day 4: There continue to be aftershocks and therefore widespread fear is keeping people outside. Pray Covid-19 would not spread as the people are in close proximity to one another. Pray for God to provide for the needs of those who are suffering and in need of basic resources.
Day 5: Brook Hills has two long-termers, two mid-termers, and many key field partners in the city of Izmir. All of them are safe but have witnessed tragic things over the past week. Pray for God to give them everything they need to endure and remain steadfast as they serve their neighbors. Pray for God to give local believers and the church many opportunities to serve in the name of Jesus.
Day 6: The city of Izmir has a population of roughly 2.9 million. The majority of which are Muslim and have never heard the good news of Christ. Pray for God to be merciful and to use the local believers and workers living in the city to spread the gospel into every home in Izmir. Pray for many to hear and for many to believe. Pray for the church to grow and flourish, even in the midst of this particular suffering.