Praise God for making a way to Him for us through Jesus Christ. Ask Jesus to guard us against attack as the Good Shepherd. Pray for us all to hear and obey the words of Christ found in God's Word. Thank God for the security we have in Him.
This week we are praying for the children within our faith family and our city who have experienced trauma (abuse, neglect, exploitation, addictions within the family, violence within the community, etc.) and for those whom God has entrusted to care for them in various ways (foster and adoptive parents, mentors, counselors, teachers, etc.). We’re also praying for the upcoming Trauma Informed Care Workshop at Brook Hills on Saturday, March 7, and for The Church at Liberty Park and Pastor Randy Overstreet.
Day 1: Pray for the children in our faith family who come from traumatic experiences and are struggling to form healthy attachments or to feel safe with their parents/caregivers. Pray for their hearts to be open to the love and nurture they so badly need in order to heal from their trauma.
Day 2: Pray for the children in our city who are still in the midst of trauma and not yet in a safe and nurturing environment. Pray for divine intervention and protection around them and for caring adults to be placed in their lives.
Day 3: Pray for the caregivers and parents who are walking alongside children from trauma to have patience and deep, unconditional love for them. Pray that their hearts would be inclined to have compassion and understanding for their current struggles.
Day 4: Pray for children from trauma to have their eyes and hearts opened to the love of Jesus and to know Him as Comforter, Healer, and Rescuer.
Day 5: Pray for adult survivors of childhood trauma, that our Faith Family would surround them as they heal and that God would use their stories to comfort others.
Day 6: Pray for the Trauma Informed Care Workshop at Brook Hills this Saturday, that the Lord would be glorified and His church equipped to care well for those affected by trauma.
One of the largest unreached and unengaged people groups in Turkey are the Zaza people. This week we are praying for the Zaza people and field partners who are working among them. There are close to 3 million Zaza living in Turkey. The Zaza are considered unreached as only a small percentage of their population are Evangelical Christian and most do not have access to the gospel. Join us this week as we pray for the Zaza peoples.
Day 1: The Zaza are split into two categories, the Northern Zaza and the Southern Zaza each with it’s own distinct language. Pray for God to awaken the hearts of Zaza men and women to the truth of the gospel.
Day 2: The primary religion of the Zaza is Sunni Islam. There are only a handful of known believers among them. Pray for the workers who are actively engaging Southern Zaza people with the gospel and training the believers to do the same. Pray for God to save those that are hearing.
Day 3: There are a few Southern Zaza men who have believed and who face regular persecution. Pray for our brothers who are faithfully living out and sharing the gospel. Pray for God to sustain them and provide for their every need. Pray for God to use our brothers to establish His church among the Zaza.
Day 4: There are 1.5 million Northern Zaza people who are primarily Shia Muslims, but there is a small group of believers among them who need discipleship and maturing. Pray for God to grow the faith of these believers and raise up leaders and elders from among them to disciple others.
Day 5: The Zaza people live in isolated areas of Eastern Turkey making them not only spiritually, but physically one of the most unreached people groups in the world. Recently an earthquake hit in this area of Turkey and believers have been able to provide for Zaza families in need. Pray for an awakening to God to happen among the Zaza as believers engage them with the gospel.
Day 6: Pray for the Lord to soften Zaza hearts and open their eyes to their need for salvation.