Prayer & Praises: October 16th - 23rd


Monday, October 16: 

Today is Boss’ Day.  Give thanks for those who are leaders in your life.  Give thanks to God for His leadership in your life.  Are you allowing God to lead?

Tuesday, October 17: 

"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

Give thanks to God for all your blessings.

May you have peace in your heart.

Wednesday, October 18:

“Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol God with music and song.”

Thank God for the ministry of music at Mars Hill Baptist Church.  Give thanks for those who willingly share their gifts to praise God and bless others each week as we worship together,

Thursday, October 19: 

Pray for those in our church who are ill or have lost loved ones.  Be God’s hands and feet as we minister to them.

Friday, October 20: 

As you enjoy the beauty of God’s world, give thanks for all creation. 

Saturday, October 21:

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18

Pray for missionaries around the world. Ask God how YOU might be a missionary here in Madison County!

Sunday, October 22:

“I was glad when they said unto me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1

Give thanks for the opportunity to enter into God’s presence to worship the King of kings and Lord of Lords!

Prayer & Praises: October 9th - 15th


Monday, October 9: 

“When you said, ‘Seek my face’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, Lord, I will seek.’” Psalm 27:5

Pray that you will earnestly seek God’s face today.

Ask God to show you His will for your life and how you might follow God more closely.

Tuesday, October 10:

Pray for our children’s choir and C2C as they meet today.  Ask God to hide His Word deep in their hearts.

Wednesday, October 11: 

“The Lord make His face to shine upon you and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful and giving favor) to you; the Lord lift up His (approving) countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually.) Numbers 6:25-26

Pray for homebound church members who can no longer attend church. Thank God for their faithfulness and great love of our church.

Thursday, October 12: 

Thank God for the love and fellowship in our church.

Ask God to help you invite someone to come and be a part of our faith fellowship.

Friday, October 13: 

“Neither height not 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

As the weather begins to get cooler, pray for those who have little or no heating in their homes.  Ask God to help you think of ways you might be able to help.

Saturday, October 14:

Give thanks for the Bible.  Give thanks for our Sunday School teachers who work very hard preparing their lessons for their classes!

Sunday, October 15:

“This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalm 118:24

Thank God for the freedom we have to worship.  Pray for those who live in places where this is not the case.

Prayer & Praises: October 1st - 8th


Sunday, October 1:   

You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.” Psalm 16:11

Pray for our time of Bible Study and worship today. May we feel God’s Holy Spirit moving and working among us!

Monday, October 2:

Pray for our staff.

Ask God to grant them vision and wisdom from the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, October 3:

“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you.  He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8

Pray for those who are on our prayer list.

How might you brighten their day?

Wednesday, October 4:

Pray for our choir as they rehearse tonight.

Praise God for all the beautiful music we enjoy.

Thursday, October 5:  

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”.  Romans 15:13

Pray for our children and their families.  Ask God to help you be a surrogate parent to our little ones.

Friday, October 6:

Ask God to help you seek opportunities to serve Him.

Ask God to grant you a servant’s heart.

Saturday, October 7:

“In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:3

Remember the Heritage Festival today.  Pray for our youth as they work to raise money for their summer mission trips. 

Sunday, October 8:

Pray for our worship service today and for all who will lead.

Pray for someone who sits near you in worship.

Prayer & Praises: September 25th - 30th


Monday, September 25:

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”  Psalm 119:105

Many of us are reading the Bible through chronologically this year.  (Way to go!)

Ask God to show you new insights through your study of God’s Word!

Tuesday, September 26:

Pray for your neighbors.

Ask God to lead you as you pray and help you make a connection to reach out in love.

Wednesday, September 27:

Last month, on this date, 13 people decided to follow Christ with us here at Mars Hill Baptist Church. 5 were baptized in the Little Ivy River that evening!

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

Thursday, September 28:

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? Matthew 5:13

Ask God how you might be salt and light for a very dark and tasteless world.

Pray for those who are lost.

Friday, September 29: 

Thank God for those who have been influential in your spiritual life.

Ask God to reveal deep spiritual truths to you as you study His Holy Word.

Saturday, September 30: 

“You are the light of the world. A city lying on a hill is unable to be hidden.” Matthew 5:14

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


Prayers & Praises: September 18th - 24th


Monday, September 18:

Ask God to help you navigate relationships that may be difficult or challenging at times.

Pray that God will give you kind words and help you to live life in such a way that your actions show that you are a child of God.

Tuesday, September 19: 

“I implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love.”. James 3:17

Pray for those who are going through a difficult time right now.

Ask God to help your heart be gentle, to show mercy, humility, love and grace to all.

Wednesday, September 20: 

As you enjoy the last of the summer fruits and vegetables, thank God for the bounty of the summer.

As cooler nights and days begin, Ask God to fill your heart and mind with the warmth of the Holy Spirit and God’s word.

Spend time today in God’s word!

Thursday, September 21:

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:2

Pray for our country and our world.

Ask God to help all leaders to lead with self-control.

May God help you to think on what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable.

Friday, September 22:

Thank God for Regina Williams and Bill Sewell and the work they do to help our church.

Pray for their families.

Saturday, September 23:  

“If a child is trained up in the right way, even when he is old he will not be turned away from it.” Prov.22:6

Pray for our Sunday School teachers as they finalize preparations for their classes tomorrow. 

Plan to join us for Sunday School tomorrow!

Sunday, September 24:

Come into God’s presence with joyful hearts.

Lift your praise to God. 

Give thanks that God’s faithfulness endures to all generations.

Prayers & Praises: September 1st - 17th


Friday, September 1:   

“An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15

Pray for our students and teachers as they continue to transition into the new school year. Ask God to help our children grow in their love of learning and in their knowledge of Jesus.

Saturday, September 2:

Pray for all those who are traveling this Labor Day weekend.

Remember our church as we begin a new Church Year.  Pray for all our teacher as they prepare to lead Sunday School tomorrow morning.

Sunday, September 3:

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” Galatians 5:22-23

On this final weekend of summer, pray for all the fall activities that are gearing up at the church. 

Ask God to help us all show the fruits of the Spirit in our lives!

Monday, September 4: (Labor Day)

As we celebrate Labor Day let us remember that we celebrate the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. 

Pray for the strength, prosperity and well- being of our church as we seek to be faithful followers of Jesus!

Tuesday, September 5: 

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

Let us remember that Jesus told us that the greatest commandments were to Love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves. 

Ask God to help you love like Jesus.

Wednesday, September 6:

Ask God to help you seek opportunities to serve God.

Ask God to grant you a servant’s heart.

Thursday, September 7:

“Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at His sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.” Psalm 27:6

As all of our choirs are resuming after the summer, ask God to show you how you might share your gifts to bless the Lord.  (If singing is your gift, prayerfully consider joining the choir!)

Friday, September 8:

Pray for those who are homebound in our congregation. 

Might a visit from you help make their day special?

Saturday, September 9: 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

Pray for our world and for God’s peace to overflow where there is hatred and strife. 

Sunday, September 10:

Today our children will be receiving their “Living By Faith” skill sheets. 

Pray for our children to hide these wonderful truths in their hearts.

Pray for our parents and leaders as they spend time helping our children memorize God’s word.

Monday, September 11: 

“Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:2-4

“Patience is a virtue”, we have heard it said.  How are you practicing patience in the world today?

Ask God to help you to wait on the Lord. 

Be still today and listen for God’s still small voice.

Tuesday, September 12: 

Remember those in our church and community who have lost loved ones.  Ask God to hear their heart and grant them His peace, which passes all understanding.

Wednesday, September 13: 

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ Jesus forgave you” Ephesians 4:32

Who do you know who needs to be shown compassion today?

Ask God to show you how you might show kindness and compassion in your daily walk.

Pray for God’s love to be evident to the world through your random acts of kindness.

Thursday, September 14:

Pray for our church family.

Pray for all the activities that take place at our church.

May the Holy Spirit breathe new life into our church and help us all life lives that reflect God.

Friday, September 15:

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.”  2 Peter 1:5-7

In a world filled with many choices, ask God to help you to choose wisely.

Ask God to help you to live for Him daily that you might be a wonderful reflection of His light and love!

Saturday, September 16: 

As football games and soccer games and school activities vie for your time, ask God to help you to place Him first in your life.

Spend time today being still and seeking after God.

Sunday, September 17: 

"Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the LORD'S commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good?“ Deuteronomy 10:12-13

Give thanks to God for all your blessings.

Come and worship God today with a thankful heart.


Texas Flood Relief


The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will have a trailer here starting Thursday, August 31, 2017 for supplies to be taken to Texas for Flood Relief. Below you will find a list of the supplies that are currently needed to fill this trailer.  Please send word out to all your employees, co-workers, members, friends, family and the community. 

Should anyone desire to donate money, checks are to be made payable to Mars Hill Baptist Church and designated as Texas Flood Relief. You may also go to our Giving page and make a one time donation and designate as Texas Flood Relief.

Once the flood waters have abated the trailer will leave here headed for Texas.

Supplies Needed


Paper Plates

Baby Wipes

Paper Bowls


Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Plastic Flatware

Bottled Water



Pillows = Pillow Cases



Hand Wipes







Non PrescriptionDrugs 


Band aids

Trash Bags 

Medical & Regular Tape

Cleaning Rags 

Ointments = Especially Antibiotic 

Disinfectant Spray

Shaving Razors & Shaving Soap



Tooth Paste//  Tooth Brushes

Shampoo / Conditioner


Women's Feminine Products


Hand Cream



Prayer & Praises: August 21st - 31st

Monday, August 21:

Give thanks for adults who are willing to take time out of their schedules and work to spend time leading our children and youth!

Thank God for our Children and Youth ministries at Mars Hill Baptist Church.

Tuesday, August 22:

Remember Madison County School, our teachers and students as they return to school today. 

Also remember our Mars Hill University teachers and students who return to school today.  Ask God to help this be a great first day of school!

Wednesday, August 23:  

“O Lord, You are my God, I will exalt You, I will praise Your name.”  Isaiah 25:1

Praise God for your blessings.

Thursday, August 24:

Thank God for those who have been influential in your spiritual life.

Ask God to reveal deep spiritual truths to you as you study His Holy Word.

Friday, August 25:

Ask God to help you teach your children and grandchildren well. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

Remember our Homebound members.

Saturday, August 26:

Happy Birthday to Tommy Justus!

Give thanks to God for our church staff.

Sunday, August 27:

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”  Psalm 119:105

Pray for our children who will be going to a new classrooms at the end of our Sunday School hour to meet their new teachers today.

Pray for those who will baptized at the River this evening.

Thank God for those who made professions of faith today.  Ask God to guide them as they begin their new life as followers of Christ.

Monday, August 28:

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

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

Tuesday, August 29: 

Thank God for Ronnie and Judy Wallin and the work they do keeping our church building beautiful.

Wednesday, August 30 

“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.

Thursday, August 31

Pray for those who no longer live at home. 

Ask God to be very near unto them and grant them a sense of His presence and peace.