Praise God for the elders He has called out from among us to shepherd and care for our faith family. Ask God to give all of our elders wisdom, humility, and compassion. Pray for our elders and other leaders to be rooted in God’s Word. Pray for our four new elders as they begin their term of service to our church.
This week we are praying for Aspire Movement, a local Christian mentoring ministry aimed at developing and deploying the next generation of urban leaders through mutually transforming relationships. Aspire Movement focuses on the mental, physical, spiritual, and social development of urban youth through life-on-life mentoring, small group mentoring, summer camps, college trips, career development, leadership development, and a network of resources to shape students’ identity, purpose, and destiny. We’re also praying this week for Cahaba Park Presbyterian, PCA and Pastor Murray Lee.
Day 1: Pray for Aspire Movement as it seeks to reestablish partnerships in schools after the pandemic. Pray that Aspire can once again provide life-on-life mentoring and add small group mentoring in schools across Birmingham.
Day 2: Pray for wisdom for the Aspire board and staff. Pray for perseverance and discernment as they seek to lead and reach volunteers, school staffs, and students.
Day 3: Pray for mentors to begin re-engaging with their students. Pray for Aspire to find creative new ways to recruit new mentors and new students.
Day 4: Pray for the high school graduates of Aspire. Pray that their transition out of high school and into the next chapter of their lives would be a positive one.
Day 5: Pray for the students Aspire Movement reaches through their ministry. Pray that the Lord would meet the kids where they are, change their hearts and lives, and empower them to see His purpose in their lives.
Day 6: Pray for the families of the Aspire students that are facing hard situations. Pray for housing for those experiencing homelessness. Pray for jobs for those seeking employment. Pray for peace for those experiencing loss. Most of all, pray that the Lord would use these things in their lives to call them to Himself.
This week we are praying for the Peoples of Vietnam, specifically six people groups that have very few believers and almost no access to the gospel. Evangelical Christians make up about 1.8 percent of the peoples of Vietnam. Christians face persecution from the government and their families, making Vietnam one of the most difficult places to live as a believer. The Church at Brook Hills has strategic partnerships with the local church in Vietnam, and we pray that God continues to use us to advance His Kingdom throughout Vietnam. For more information, visit prayforvietnam.org.
Day 1: There are only a small number of believers among the 1.6 million Muong people in Northern Vietnam. Pray for the Muong believers to overcome their fear of gathering together to worship God and for bold proclamation of the gospel to their villages.
Day 2: The San Diu people live in Northern Vietnam and worship their ancestors and a multitude of deities and spirits. This people group of 146,000 are unreached with the gospel. Pray for God’s Word to be translated into their language and for their eyes to be opened to the one true God who deserves their worship.
Day 3: The 900,000 Nung living in Northern Vietnam have less than 1% who believe in Christ. Pray for a concerted and focused church planting effort among the Nung. Pray for many to believe in Christ.
Day 4: The 55,000 Giay people live in remote villages of Northern Vietnam. There are fewer than ten known believers among the Giay. Pray for the Giay to have the Scriptures translated into their own language. Pray for the small number of believers to grow and reach out to their neighbors with the gospel.
Day 5: The Tay are the largest ethnic minority people group in Vietnam (over 2 million), but there are only a few dozen believers. Pray for more laborers to help spread the seed of the gospel among the Tay.
Day 6: The Mang are a very small and isolated people group in Northern Vietnam. There are only a handful of Mang who are even aware of the existence of the gospel. Pray for a movement of God among the Mang. Pray for God to send believers to the very isolated Mang. Pray for Christ to be made known among them.