Praise God for loving us and meeting us in our needs. Pray for God’s provision in our lives and than Him for His faithful provision. Pray for us all to rely on God’s power above our own.
This week we are praying for racial reconciliation and unity in the Body of Christ, especially in Birmingham, for the sake of effectively proclaiming and portraying the power of the gospel together. We are particularly praying we will be instruments in the Redeemer’s hand, pursuing unity in His Body as He reconciles all things in Christ (Colossians 1:19-20; Ephesians 2: 14-16). We are also praying for New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Thomas Beavers
Day 1: Pray for all of our members to reflect the love of Christ across all ethnic, racial, socio-economic, and man-made barriers in our city. Pray especially for those serving alongside our city partners, such as Oak Tree Ministries and Oliver Elementary School, to be aware of the painful experiences of others and to pursue peace in our city through gospel-centered relationships.
Day 2: Pray for all believers across Birmingham to pursue unity with believers of other ethnicities, showing love, grace, forgiveness, compassion, and humility in a way that displays Christ’s character to the entire city.
Day 3: Pray for God to make us aware of any of our own sins, prejudices, ignorance, ethno-centric attitudes, or apathy that is keeping us from displaying the power of the gospel through the unity of His Body.
Day 4: Pray for all evangelical church leaders in Birmingham to reflect the unity of the Spirit by initiating partnerships and friendships with one another to display, demonstrate, and declare the gospel across our city.
Day 5: Pray for the Spirit to lead Christians of all ethnicities to walk in forgiveness toward one another, extending grace to those who have caused division or have acted unjustly, intentionally, or unintentionally.
Day 6: Pray for evangelical church leaders across the city to be willing to mobilize their people to make disciples in low-income urban areas and among ethnicities that are isolated from the church.
This week we are praying for the Hausa people of Nigeria. Nigeria has a total population of over 186 million people; over 30 million of them are Hausa, making them the largest ethnic group in all of West Africa. Although English is recognized as the country’s official language, Hausa, the native language of the Hausa people, is rapidly becoming the chief language of northern Nigeria. The Hausa are very influential in West Africa, both culturally and politically. The culture is strongly linked to Islam, which makes it difficult to engage them with the gospel. There is a lot of prejudice against the Christians of southern Nigeria, and there has been intense persecution of the Christian Hausa. Join us as we pray for the Hausa.
Day 1: Less than 1% of the Hausa population are Evangelical Christians. Pray for God to open the hearts of the Hausa to the gospel.
Day 2: Ask God to encourage and sustain the small number of Hausa believers. Pray for them to be bold in the face of family pressures and persecution.
Day 3: Thank God for the translation of the Bible into the Hausa language. Pray for the power of God’s Word to transform
Day 4: Pray for a healthy, multiplying church to be raised up among the Hausa people.
Day 5: The Hausa have many physical needs and life can be difficult in Nigeria. Nearly one-third of the people are unemployed and the life expectancy is only 56 years. Pray for God to open opportunities for believers to influence and meet the physical needs of the Hausa in Jesus’ name.
Day 6: Ask the Lord to raise up and call out more believers who are willing to share Christ with the Hausa.