Praise God for all of the children with which He has blessed families within our faith family. Ask Him to develop a childlike faith within each of us. Pray for Him to use us all to support parents, grandparents, and families in caring for and discipling the next generation.
This week we are praying for Mission Increase, a Christian foundation that helps over 130 Christian nonprofits in Central Alabama grow by offering teaching, coaching, and consulting that is rooted in a biblical approach to fundraising—all at no cost to ministries. The purpose of their training is to strengthen Christian nonprofit ministries in order that more people will believe the gospel and experience Kingdom living. We’re also praying for Christ the King Anglican Church and Michael Novotny.
Day 1: Pray for ministry leaders throughout the Central Alabama region. Pray for God to strengthen and encourage them to fulfill their calling. Pray specifically for Christian nonprofit leaders you may know and that they would be filled and empowered with the Holy Spirit.
Day 2: Pray for generosity in our region to increase. Pray for more givers to “do good, be rich in good works, be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life” (1 Timothy 6:18-19).
Day 3: Pray for collaboration and unity to be expressed among Christian nonprofits. Ask God to help Christian nonprofit leaders to cooperate and collaborate in answer to Jesus’ prayer, “[T]hat they may all be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me” (John 17:21).
Day 4: Pray for Mission Increase as they connect to ministries in Tuscaloosa and Montgomery. Intercede for Kevin Moore, Area Director of Mission Increase Central Alabama, as the work grows in Tuscaloosa and Montgomery in 2022. Use the words from the prayer of Jabez as you pray: “Oh, that You would greatly bless me and extend my border, and that Your hand might be with me” (I Chronicles 4:10).
Day 5: Pray for nonprofit boards to engage and steward their God-given callings and gifts to lead. Ask God to raise up more board members who have gospel concerns for our city.
Day 6: Pray for nonprofit leaders to view fundraising as a ministry. Pray for God to use Mission Increase to empower Christian ministry leaders to see their role in fundraising as a joyful calling, journeying with their donors on a mutually-encouraging and discipling pathway.
This week we are praying for the Sunda people, the largest unreached people group in Indonesia. There are over 37 million Sundanese and 99% are Muslim. The Sunda are only found in Indonesia and their primary language is Sundanese. Traditionally, the Sunda people place a high emphasis on family and are famous for their friendliness. They are also known for their deep devotion to Islam and the strong influence of the supernatural within nature. In many areas, Islam is mixed with the Sunda traditional custom of protecting the natural world (animism). Join us this week as we pray for the Sunda people and for the gospel to spread throughout Indonesia. For more information on the Sunda people, visit brookhills.org/peoplegroups.
Day 1: Almost all Sunda are Muslim. Pray for a movement of God among the Sunda people. Pray for God to soften the hearts of the Sundanese so they will be receptive to the gospel.
Day 2: Praise God for followers of Jesus from Indonesia and beyond whose efforts have begun to produce fruit among the Sunda. Pray for God to open more doors into the Sunda community, and for many to believe and be discipled so that the gospel spreads throughout the Sunda community.
Day 3: Pray for God to strengthen, encourage, and protect the few Sundanese Christians who are part of the underground church. These believers are boldly sharing the gospel with their friends and family, which oftentimes leads to significant persecution and loss of their community.
Day 4: Statistical data shows a high poverty rate among the Sunda. Pray for God to provide education and economic development opportunities for future generations of Sunda to raise their standard of living. Pray for God to use the Sunda church to care for the poor.
Day 5: Pray for the church to continue to grow among the Sunda. Pray for God to raise up faithful and humble leaders who teach the Word, shepherd the believers, and preserve the gospel that has been put in the believers there. Pray for healthy churches to grow as a result.
Day 6: Pray that God’s glory would be known and His name worshiped among the Sunda people.