Prayer & Praises: February 19th - 25th

Monday, February 19:

As you go throughout the day, remember the many blessings with which God has blessed you. 

Thank God for these gifts.

Remember our pastor, Tommy Justus and his wife, Tanya with thanks and love.

Tuesday, February 20:

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.  1 Thessalonians 5:11

Pray for those who are discouraged by events or problems in their lives. 

Ask God to show you a way to provide encouragement to them.

Wednesday, February 21:

As you go throughout your day, remember to lift up prayers of thanksgiving to God for all the blessings of life. 

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Thursday, February 22:

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Romans 12:9

Ask God to help you nurture new Christians in our church.

Pray that our church will be a lighthouse to our community.

Pray that Jesus shines through you!

Friday, February 23:

Recommit your time and talents to God. 

Ask God to transform you into the person God has created you to be.

Saturday, February 24:

“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.”  Psalm 55:22

Pray for any cares that are interfering with your relationship with God. 

Thank God for always being present with us and for shouldering our burdens.

Sunday, February 25:

“And all the children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”  Isaiah 54:13

Pray our parents will make a commitment to bringing their children and joining us themselves for Sunday School each Sunday. 

Pray for all your Sunday School class members.

Prayer & Praises: February 12th - 18th

Monday, February 12:

“Guide me in your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God, my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.,”  Psalm 25:5

Ask God to guide us as a Church that we may following God’s path.  Pray for Jerry Gault and the Board of Trustee as they work to complete the sanctuary renovation.  May their work progress smoothly.  And may we as a Church rally around this project which will bless our worship of Almighty God.

Tuesday, February 13:

Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.  Ephesians 4:32

Pray that you can show kindness to everyone, just as God has shown kindness to you.  Ask God to help you shine His light on those you meet daily that others may see Jesus in you.

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 Wednesday, February 14: Ash Wednesday

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7

Ask God to help you to love others and to show your love in word and deed.

Don’t forget the Ash Wednesday service at Broyhill  Chapel today at noon.

Thursday, February 15:

Pray for our Chancel Choir as they meet tonight to continue their work on the music they offer to God each Sunday so faithfully.  Pray specifically for the music that they and our Children’s Choir will offer on Palm Sunday.

Give thanks for our music ministry.

Friday, February 16:

Pray for those with chronic or terminal illnesses.  Remember those who are homebound in your prayers.

Pray for all caregivers.

Saturday, February 17:

Be still, and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.  Psalm 46:10

Be still and quiet before God, asking God to show you anything in your daily living that is hindering your witness.

Spend quiet time with God listening for God’s still, small voice.

Sunday, February 18:

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 52:10

Pray for our time of Bible Study and worship today.  Pray for all who will lead in worship.

Prayer & Praises: February 5th - 11th

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Monday, February 5:

Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Pray for your time of Bible Study.  Ask God to help you hear His still small voice.

Pray for our Children’s and Youth ministries.  Ask God to be near to our young people to lead them.

Tuesday,  February  6:

Pray for those who are homeless especially during the cold winter months.  Ask God to help them find food and shelter.  Is there a way you might be able to help?

Wednesday, February 7:

Love your neighbor as yourself.  Leviticus 19:18

Pray for your neighbors.  Ask God to bless them and keep them in His care. 

 Thursday, February 8:

“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35

Pray God will help you see others through His eyes, and pray to be more sensitive to opportunities to show God’s love thought your words and deeds.

Friday, February 9:

Give thanks for Mars Hill Baptist’s facilities.  Ask God to help those who are working to remodel our building.  May we be faithful in our giving so that we may continue to be a beacon in this community.

Pray that our families will share Bible time with their children.

Saturday, February 10:

Thank God for loving you and revealing Himself to you. Pray God will give you a servant heart.

Pray for opportunities to serve our community.

Sunday, February 11:

“The prayer from the heart of a person who is right with God has much power.  James 5:16

Ask God to help you be committed to prayer each day.  Prayerfully prepare your heart for worship today.

Today is Scout Sunday.  Our Cub Scout troop will lead in worship.  Give thanks that our church has a rich history with scouting.

Prayer & Praises: February 1st - 4th

Thursday, February 1:

“Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39

Pray that you will remain steadfast and do not let the noise of the day crowd out your time with God each day. 

Friday, February 2:

Pray for those in our church who are sick or who have lost loved ones in recent months.  How is God calling you to be hands and feet to minister to them?

Saturday, February 3:

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”  John 14:27

Pray for God to give you peace!  Pray for peace for our country and the world.

Sunday, February 4:

Give thanks for our Bible.  Give thanks for teachers and time spent studying and preparing to teach our Sunday School today.

Prayer & Praises: January 29th -31st

Monday, January 29: 

“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you. Psalm 55:22

Pray for any cares that are interfering with your relationship with God.

Thank God for always being with you.

Tuesday, January 30: 

Ask God to show you what needs correction in your life.

Seek forgiveness and ask God for strength to change those things that need to be changed.

Wednesday, January 31:

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness.” Psalm 29:2

Pray that we feel the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in our worship each Sunday.

Give thanks to God, our source of love and salvation.

Prayers & Praises: January 22nd - 28th

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Monday, January 22:

“All the earth will worship You and sing praises to You.  They will sing praises to Your name.” Psalm 66:4

Sing songs of praises as you go about your day today.  Lift up your voice and praise God for the wonders He has done!

Tuesday, January 23:

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Leviticus 19:18

Pray for your neighbors.  Ask God to bless them and keep them in His care.  How might you be a good neighbor?

Wednesday, January 24:

Give God praise and thanks for our music ministry and for the commitment and dedication of our choir members. 

Pray for and give thanks for Arden and Danny Starnes.

Thursday, January 25:

Happy are the people who walk in the light of the Lord’s countenance.”  Psalm 89:15

Ask God to help you walk in the light of the Lord.

Pray that our Church will be a lighthouse to our community.

Friday, January 26:

Pray for the financial needs of our Church.

Ask God to help each member realize the privilege and responsibility of giving faithfully to the work of our community of faith.

May God help us work together, in love, to further His Kingdom.

Saturday, January 27:

Pray for our Sunday School teachers as they prepare to lead our classes tomorrow.

Ask God to continue to raise up leaders to serve as teachers to help us study God’s word faithfully here at Mars Hill Baptist Church.

Sunday, January 28:

“You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”  Matthew 5:14

Praise God for all His wonderful blessings.

Pray that our worship will be a reflection of God.

May God’s light shine forth  as we leave worship today.

 

Prayers & Praises: January 15th - 21st

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Monday, January 15:

Pray for those with chronic or terminal illnesses.

Remember those who are homebound in your prayers.

Pray for all caregivers.

Tuesday, January 16: 

“Be still, and know that I am God!  I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

Ask God to help you be patient and listen for His still small voice today.

Wednesday, January 17:  

Thank God and praise Him for physical health, abilities, and talents.  Ask God to show you ways to use your gifts and abilities to bless others.  Ask God for strength to keep your New Year’s resolutions.

Thursday, January 18:

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.  Ephesians 4:32

Pray that you show kindness to everyone, just as God has shown kindness to you.  Ask God to help you shine His light on those you meet daily that others may see Jesus in you.

Friday, January 19: 

Pray that God will help you grow in faith and in confidence to be a better witness for Christ.

Saturday, January 20: 

Praise God for the privilege and power of prayer.

Humbly ask for forgiveness for not seeking God’s guidance for yourself, our leaders, our nation and the world.

Sunday, January 21:

Pray for those who will be ordained as Deacon’s today.

Pray for our new deacons and for the first Deacon’s meeting of the New Year.  Ask God to guide them and give them wisdom to lead us well.

Prayers & Praises: January 8th - 14th

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Monday, January 8:

Pray for the millions of orphaned children and widows around the world.  Remember the widows in our Church and community.  What might you do to help them?

Tuesday, January 9: 

Pray for our children and their leaders as they resume Children’s Choir and C2C today.

Pray for safety for our children as they travel to the Church by bus.

Remember our children each Tuesday as they are learning so many wonderful things about God.

Wednesday, January 10:

Pray for Regina Williams, Bill Sewell, Ronnie and Judy Wallin, Nicholas Honeycutt, Lisa Coomer, and Arden Starnes and the work the do to bless and minister to our congregation!

Thursday, January 11: 

“The prayer from the heart of a person who is right with God has much power.” James 5:16

Ask God to help you be committed to prayer each day.

Friday, January 12: 

Pray for those who are on the mission field and ask that God will give them strength, energy, and protection.  Ask God to comfort them when they are discouraged and pray for the difficulty of being away from family.

Pray for the protection of believers who live in persecution as they proclaim Christ.

Saturday, January 13:  

Pray for our Sunday School teachers and for direction and insight as they prepare to teach our classes tomorrow.  Be faithful in your Sunday School attendance and encourage others to come so we can all “hide God’s word in our hearts.”

Sunday, January 14:

“Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.” I Chronicles 16:11

Pray for our worship services today and for God to help us be a welcoming, forgiving, selfless community of believers.

 

SCRIPTURE READING 2018

During 2018, the Board of Christian Education invites you to join us as we read through the New Testament focusing especially on the words of Jesus.  This plan is a very simple one:  read one chapter of the New Testament each day; Monday through Friday.  Saturday is a day to catch up and Sunday is Sabbath.  Why don’t we spend some quality time each day studying God’s word together.  As an additional opportunity, we would also invite you to focus on writing some of the words of Jesus every day.  Find a translation that speaks to your heart and copy some of the words of Jesus every day; perhaps committing some of them to memory.  As we spend time reading God’s word and listening for His still small voice, may our 2018 be a year of being transformed more into the likeness of our Lord!  

The file for Read the New Testament Through in 2018 can be found under About Us, Resources.

Prayer & Praises: January 1st - 7th

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Monday, January 1:  Happy New Year 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

As we begin a New Year, set Bible study and worship as a priority in your life! 

Remember those who are persecuted for their faith.

Tuesday, January 2:

School resumes in Madison County today!  Pray for our community schools, principals and teachers.  Pray for our students as they begin a new semester.

Wednesday, January 3:

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert with an attitude of thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2

Remember our Chancel Choir as they resume rehearsals after their Christmas hiatus.  Is God calling YOU to use your gifts as a part of he choir?  There IS room for you!

Thursday, January 4:

Pray for the financial needs of our church.  Ask God to help our Church meet our financial obligations with a cheerful heart.

Friday, January 5:  

“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:30

Pray for your family today.  Ask God to help you minister to them and pray that love will abound in your home. 

Pray for your Church family and give thanks!

Saturday, January 6: Epiphany – “Old Christmas”

“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1

Epiphany is celebrated as the day the Wise Men found Baby Jesus; the day Jesus was “revealed.”

Ask God to reveal more about Jesus to you in the coming year!

Sunday, January 7:

“But seek first the kingdom of God, and its righteousness.” Matthew 6:33

Pray for our Sunday School and worship today and for God’s will to be done.  Give thanks for God’s message.

 

Prayer & Praises: December 25th - 31st

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Monday, December 25: Christmas Day

“The Word became flesh and made His home among us.  We have seen His glory, glory like that of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.”  John 1:14

Give thanks to God for family and friends who have gathered to celebrate the gift of Jesus. 

Tuesday, December 26:

Praise God for the privilege and power of prayer.

Humbly ask for forgiveness and seek God’s guidance for yourself, our leaders, and our world.

Wednesday, December 27:

Pray for our families to grow strong spiritually.

Pray for Children’s Church and nursery volunteers and for all the children of our Church.  Ask God to help you support and love our families.

Thursday, December 28:

“For this is how much God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Pray for all Chaplains.  Ask God to provide strength, wisdom, and guidance as they seek to serve and support their communities.

Friday, December 29: 

Thank God for the gift of prayer and ask God to help you incorporate more prayer into your life.  May we all be more spiritually receptive and response to God’s leading in the New Year.

Saturday, December 30 

As you reflect on 2017, remember the moments that you were close to God.  Ask God to help you draw nearer to Him in 2018.

Sunday, December 31: New Year’s Eve

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:31

As we prepare to enter a New Year, pray for our continued unity and a cooperative spirit as a community of believers.  Join us for worship and commit to starting out the New Year in the House of the Lord!

Prayer & Praises: December 18th - 24th

Monday, December 18:

Pray for administrators and teachers during this last week of school.  Pray for patience and pray that students will stay on task this week.

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Tuesday, December 19: 

“Behold, a virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a son, and will call Him, Emmanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

Ask God to help you live in the moment this Advent Season. 

Wednesday, December 20: 

Pray for our school children as they go home today on Christmas break.  Remember those who will go home to no food during the holidays.  Ask God to keep all our children safe and protected as they are out of school for Christmas Break.

Thursday, December 21:

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us . . . And He will be called: ‘Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’” Isaiah 9:9

Pray for our public safety officers and first responders during what can be a dangerous time of the year.  Pray for God’s provision for them and for their safety as they seek to protect us.

Friday, December 22:

Join us as we deliver Operation Santa gifts today (8 am). Pray for those making deliveries and for the families who will receive the gifts.  Pray that the children who receive these gifts feel God’s love and come to know Jesus!

Saturday, December 23:

Remember to stop and give thanks for all the blessings of this life that God so generously pours out on us.

Pray for those who are unable to be with family this Christmas and ask God to grant them peace.

Be mindful to those who struggle to make ends meet.

Sunday, December 24: Fourth Sunday of Advent

“I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.  The Savior – yes, the Messiah, the Lord – has been born in Bethlehem, the city of David!” Luke 2:10-11

Join us as we worship this morning at 10 am AND this evening at 7:30 pm for our Christmas Eve Service. Invite your neighbors and friends to come and share this special time together as we retell the Christmas story and sing carols.  Thank God for His wonderful gift of love: Jesus!