Pray for the Church
Praise God for our small groups and age-group ministries and the way they help us all to grow in our faith in Christ. Pray for our Preschool Ministry as they partner with parents to help introduce children to the truth of God’s Word. Ask God to use our Children’s Ministry to continue to develop faith in kids during the most formative years of their lives. Pray for our Student Ministry as they lead our teenagers to live out their faith in an increasingly hostile world. Ask God to bless our Small Group Leaders as they lead us all to love Jesus, grow in Jesus, and make disciples of Jesus together in biblical community.
Pray for the City
This week we are praying for Brook Hills students of all ages who will begin a new school year in the next couple of weeks. We also want to pray for their parents, teachers, administrators, mentors, and spiritual leaders as they work to equip their students to reach their full potential and enjoy God’s good design for their lives. We are also praying for Immanuel Church and Pastor Andy Adkison.
Day 1: Pray for our students to know, grow, and trust in Christ this year. Pray for them to know Christ more deeply, one step at a time.
Day 2: Pray for our students to take advantage of opportunities to influence friends, classmates, and school staff to know and grow in Christ. Pray they would be bold in displaying and declaring the gospel to others.
Day 3: Pray for teachers and administrators to have wisdom, skill, sensitivity, patience, and endurance as they help students learn and grow.
Day 4: Pray for our students to grow in knowledge, maturity, and ability as they prepare themselves to achieve God’s purposes for their lives.
Day 5: Pray for the right amount of rest for students and staff. Pray for them to grow in self-discipline.
Day 6: Pray for parents as they guide, encourage, and support their students this year. Pray they would be able to guide them toward strong faith in Christ.
Pray for the World
This week we are praying for all of our mid-term and long-term workers serving among Muslim people groups around the world. This weekend marks the beginning of the Eid al-Adha where Muslims around the world will celebrate the end of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The festival marks the prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for God. It is known as the festival of sacrifice and millions of Muslims will gather to celebrate this event by making an animal sacrifice themselves. Join us this week as we pray for those Brook Hills has sent out to serve as they have gospel conversations pointing to God providing Christ as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
Day 1: Pray for all of our BH Mid-Termers and Long-Termers as they interact with their Muslim friends and share about the last and greatest sacrifice God made through Christ during this time of deep thought and celebration surrounding sacrifice and religion.
Day 2: Pray for the Muslim friends of our BH Mid-Termers and Long-Termers who they will share with. Pray they would be dissatisfied with the futility and emptiness of the religious ritual they are performing. Pray for their minds to be open to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Day 3: Pray for our BH Mid-Termers and Long-Termers serving among Muslim people groups to be bold to share about Christ during this week-long celebration. Pray for opportunities around dinner tables and in the homes of their friends to be filled with conversations about Christ.
Day 4: Pray for Muslim men and women this week to see their need for a Savior. Pray for God to remove their blindness so that they may be drawn to the glory of Christ in the gospel (2 Cor. 4:4).
Day 5: Pray for God to sustain our BH Mid-Termers and Long-Termers during this week’s festival of sacrifice. Pray for the joy of the Lord to be their strength and for God to remind them of the urgency of eternity among those they are trying to engage and share the gospel with.
Day 6: Pray for Muslim men and women all around the world to repent, believe, and be saved by Christ this week. Because God desires their salvation, we pray for the salvation of all Muslim peoples.