Praise God for the annual reminder and focus we have during the holiday season on the loving gift of Him sending Jesus Christ to us on that first Christmas. Pray for all those who will be celebrating this year to remember the real reason we have for celebration. Pray for opportunities for us to share the message of the gospel with friends, neighbors, coworkers, and classmates who are not as familiar with the original story of Christmas.
This week, we are praying for Jimmie Hale Mission, a Christian ministry that includes the Shepura Men’s Center, (homeless shelter for men); Jessie’s Place, (a shelter for women and children); Royal Pines, (a recovery center for men); recovery programs and learning centers. The purpose of Jimmie Hale Mission is to minister to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of men, women, and children in our community through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are also praying for Green Valley Baptist Church and Pastor Jeff James.
DAY 1: Pray for the Jimmie Hale Mission clients. Pray specifically for the Lord’s guidance and graciousness as they unpack the many traumas in their lives. Pray that JHM will be a place where they see the love of Christ throughout their healing process.
DAY 2: Pray for the volunteers at Jimmie Hale Mission. Pray that they would be examples of Christ to those they minister to at Jimmie Hale. Pray that the Lord would protect their families and their health as they continue to serve at Jimmie Hale.
DAY 3: Pray for the Jimmie Hale Mission staff. Pray specifically for the staff to use their work at the Mission as an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the most broken in our society. Pray for purpose and vision as they seek to love and serve their neighbors.
DAY 4: Pray for Perryn Carroll, Executive Director of JHM. Pray that she might lead the organization with vision and integrity. Pray that she would have strength and wisdom. Pray for the JHM board and staff, that they will continue to trust God for His provision and direction.
DAY 5: Pray for financial provision for Jimmie Hale Mission. The fourth quarter of the year is where over half of their fundraising takes place, making it a critical time in the life of the mission. Pray for their capital campaign called "Lasting Transformation,” where they hope to raise six million dollars to construct livable spaces and provide for the needs of their clients so that they may acclimate slowly and successfully back into society, healthy and whole.
DAY 6: Pray for the Holiday Season at Jimmie Hale Mission. Pray that the love of God through Christ reaches and touches every heart. Pray for peace.
This week, we are praying for the Baloch people group. Brook Hills is deeply involved in the global efforts to reach the Baloch people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
DAY 1: Pray for the small handful of Baloch believers that we know about. Pray they would be strengthened and encouraged in their faith.
DAY 2: Pray for the protection of these believers as they live out their faith in heavily persecuted contexts. Pray they would be wise as serpents and innocent as doves, as they live out their faith to the glory of God.
DAY 3: Pray for these believers to be able to safely gather one day and for the Lord to build a church of Baloch believers.
DAY 4: Pray for those who are interested in learning more about the gospel. Pray for the Lord to open their eyes, hearts, and minds to His word. Pray for their salvation.
DAY 5: Pray for those working among the Baloch. Pray for opened doors for relationships as they share the gospel. Pray the light of the gospel would shine through those who live and work among this least-reached people group.
DAY 6: Pray for those working on the Baloch Bible translation. The Balochi language is a complex language that varies from place to place. Pray for the Lord to give guidance and favor to this project and to bless those working on the translation.