Praise God for all the ways He has worked in and through our lives and our church over this past year. Thank Him for how He has so faithfully sustained us and granted us perseverance throughout 2023. Ask Him to grow our hope in response to all He has done, continues to do, and will do in the future. Pray for Him to help us all faithfully follow Him wherever He may lead us in 2024 and to confidently rely upon His Spirit to empower us as bold witnesses to HIs gospel here and around the world.
This week we are praying for King’s Home. For 50 years King’s Home has been home to thousands of youth, women and kids seeking refuge, hope, and help from domestic violence, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and other difficult and impoverished conditions and circumstances. King's Home's purpose is to serve Christ by serving youth, women, and mothers with children.
Day 1: Pray for the King’s Home residents who don't know Christ that they may come to know Him as their loving Lord and Savior. Pray that the youth, women, and children touched by King’s Home may be drawn to Him for strength to heal and rise above their circumstances.
Day 2: Pray for stable mental and emotional health for the youth, women, and children supported by King’s Home. Please pray against fear, rage, hopelessness, anxiety and depression that some residents struggle with due to trauma in their stories. Pray for healing for their minds and hearts.
Day 3: Pray for financial provision for all the King’s Home programs. Spring & Summer are historically low periods for giving. Please pray for the fruitfulness of the funding efforts to provide for all of their residents' needs, especially in the midst of the rising prices of gas, food, etc.
Day 4: Pray for King’s Home house parents and Direct Care Staff- those who are on the "front lines" of care for the residents. The house parents have a challenging job that is 24/7 caring for the King’s Home youth, many of which arrive with behavioral issues. Those in Direct Care need an abundance of grace, patience, and energy. Pray that they would be encouraged in the Word daily, have rich fellowship with others, get the support they need and feel re-energized after their time off.
Day 5: Pray for the right staff to fill open positions at King's Home. Much like the rest of the country, filling open staff positions continues to be a major challenge. Please pray that God might bring the right people to love and encourage the youth, women, and children of King’s Home.
Day 6: Pray that the King’s Home's mission would be fulfilled. Pray that their work would glorify God. Pray that their homes would remain Christ-centered. Pray that King’s Home staff and volunteers would exhibit both compassion and competence in caring for the residents. Pray that the residents’ emotional, mental, physical, relational, and spiritual needs would be met.
This week, we are praying for the people of Indonesia.
Day 1: Praise the Lord for the local believers who are willing to share the gospel with remote tribes. Pray that the Lord will lead them in clarity and boldness as they seek to show and share the love of Jesus.
Day 2: Pray that these local believers will be strengthened and encouraged as they are discipled.
Day 3: Pray for the relationships that have been established through this outreach project that provides access to clean water. Pray that the Lord would give partners and local believers opportunities to share the gospel and that hearts would be softened towards the gospel.
Day 4: Ask the Lord for fruit through these efforts, that as they drink of physical water they would hear of Living Water and come to know the Lord Jesus.
Day 5: Praise the Lord for the local church in Indonesia! Pray that they would continue to be strengthened and that they would have favor in the community.
Day 6: Pray for our BH Sent Ones in this region. Pray that the Lord would sustain them and give them continued favor in their relationships. Pray for people to repent and believe in Jesus Christ and receive his salvation.