Praise God for putting us to death to the law that we might have new life in Christ. Ask Him to help us all live as ones who belong to Him and not the law of sin and death. Pray for us to grow in understanding of our new relationship to God’s law, and ask Him for the strength to obediently follow Him wherever He leads us.
This week we are praying for the Birmingham Metro Baptist Association, a cooperative effort of local Southern Baptist churches working together to create gospel advancement opportunities that reach beyond the efforts of an individual congregation. The mission of BMBA is to build the kingdom of God across Metro Birmingham and beyond. We are especially praying for Chris Crain, the Executive Director. This week we are also praying for Lakeside Baptist Church and Pastor Greg Corbin.
Day 1: Pray for BMBA pastors across the city as they navigate COVID-19 and shepherd their churches during the pandemic. Pray for God’s guidance and wisdom as they begin leading their congregations back to normalcy.
Day 2: Pray for the BMBA as they relocate to their new facility. Pray for smooth transitions and good timing for all of the various tasks that still need to be finalized. Pray that the signage, furniture, printer installation, and construction details all fall into place.
Day 3: Pray specifically for Josh Cook, BMBA Church Revitalization Specialist, as he seeks to help churches in need of revitalization. Pray that as he coaches and trains pastors in the work of church revitalization, pastors would be able to lead their congregations into the future God has for them. Pray for new growth to occur in these churches and that many would come to know the name of Jesus because of them.
Day 4: Pray for the BMBA as they begin a season of strategic planning. Pray for their visioning process with Will Mancini. Pray they will be able to use the training and new vision to reach more people across the city with the gospel and the name of the Lord will be glorified through it.
Day 5: Pray for the WMU Helen White/Evie Eubank Offering coming up in May. Pray that the Lord would multiply these offerings as they are used for associational missions, such as Women on Mission, GA’s & RA’s, and Mission Friends. Pray for June Whitlow, WMU BMBA Director, as she encourages more women to participate in WMU and as she leads this ministry.
Day 6: Pray for strengthened relationships between the BMBA and current church partners. Pray for the relationships the BMBA already has in place with ministry partners and parachurch organizations like WorkFaith Birmingham, Metro Changers, Pathways, and Discovery Clubs. Pray for new relationships to develop with other churches and ministries over the next year.
This week we are praying for the Baloch. The Baloch are among the most prioritized unreached, unengaged people groups in the world. The majority of the 10 million Baloch are located between Central and South Asia. They are an extremely difficult people to access and engage. The Baloch are a fierce people, full of passion an intensity and are almost entirely Muslim. Join us this week as we pray for the Baloch.
Day 1: Pray for God to open the eyes and hearts of the Baloch people to the glory of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Day 2: Pray for God to save and establish His church permanently among them.
Day 3: Pray for God to send out laborers to make the gospel known among the Baloch.
Day 4: Pray for those who are currently engaging the Baloch to be filled with wisdom, love, and boldness.
Day 5: Pray for believers to grow magnificently in the Lord and establish churches among their own people.
Day 6: Pray for the Lamb to receive the reward for His suffering and the praises of His people among the Baloch.