Praise God the Father for sending His Son, Jesus Christ. Pray for us all to be reminded this Holy Week of who Jesus is and why He came. Pray for opportunities to graciously invite others to join us as we celebrate Easter and the resurrection next weekend.
This week we are praying for the families of Oliver Elementary School and the Love Oliver campaign that launches today. Through Love Oliver, Brook Hills has the opportunity to join the families and partners of Oliver Elementary in overcoming the economic, academic, spiritual, and social barriers that the Oliver families face while pointing them to the perfect redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Find out how you can “Love Oliver” at brookhills.org/loveoliver. We’re also praying this week for New Rising Star Missionary Baptist and Pastor Thomas Beavers.
Day 1: Oliver families are up against a host of economic, academic, and spiritual challenges. Pray for God to enable us to minister to their tangible needs and point them to the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Pray for God to call other Christ-followers from Brook Hills to serve them in Jesus’ name.
Day 2: Pray for all of the volunteers returning to Oliver’s campus this fall. Pray for the ministries that connect these volunteers and mentors to students: Discovery Club, Oak Tree Ministries’ Reading and Bible Clubs, Aspire Movement, STAIR tutoring, and our classroom buddies and coaches. Pray for God to lead the mentors serving in these roles to exemplify the unconditional, selfless love of Christ.
Day 3: Pray for God to save and raise up a generation of young disciples at Oliver Elementary School and Oak Tree Ministries who will let their light shine among their peers and families. Pray for them to make the gospel known through their daily love for one another and love for their communities and school.
Day 4: Pray for the Love Oliver campaign as we aim to raise $45,000 by June 5 to help build an outdoor classroom for the students, and provide classroom supplies, backpacks, and clothing essentials to help relieve the financial burden as families prepare for the first day of school.
Day 5: Pray for our faith family and other church and Christian community partners to work together in unity to invest time, care, resources, and prayer into our neighbors at Oliver. Pray for our unity to display the power of the gospel.
Day 6: Pray for God to do a transforming work in the whole Gate City community and for it to become a beacon of hope in Birmingham.
Last week began the month of Ramadan for 1.8 billion Muslims in the world. For this month Muslims all over the world have been abstaining from food, drink, and other pleasures during the day to try and remove their sin and draw closer to God. The Church at Brook Hills has strategically sent out workers and church planting teams to many Muslim people groups around the world for gospel engagement. Join us this week as we pray for specific Muslim people groups and majority Muslim places around the world.
Day 1: Pray for God to reveal Himself to Malay Muslims this week in dreams and visions. Pray for God to help them see their need for a Savior and that Christ is the only one who can save.
Day 2: Pray for God to soften the hearts of Baloch men and women to the gospel and for Christ to be revealed, leading them in the way of truth.
Day 3: Pray for the small pockets of believers who live in majority Muslim populations all over the world to have boldness, courage, and passion as they proclaim the good news of Christ to their Muslim friends and family this month.
Day 4: The largest population of Muslims in the world is in Indonesia. Pray for God to move among the Sunda people in Indonesia to come to Christ and for churches to be planted throughout Indonesia.
Day 5: Pray for Somali Muslims living in the United States. Pray for God to provide opportunities for gospel conversations to take place during Ramadan with believers who are engaging them.
Day 6: Pray for Turks and Kurds in Turkey during Ramadan. Pray for the message of salvation by grace and through faith in Christ alone to be proclaimed to Turkish families this week.