Prayer & Praises: August 14th - 20th

Monday, August 14:

In this final week before school starts, pray for those who will be traveling and getting away for a final time of vacation for the summer.

Pray for our teachers as they go back to school to prepare their hearts and rooms to receive the children whom God has entrusted to them,

Tuesday, August 15:

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

Wednesday, August 16: 

“…sing to God, sing praises to God, tell of all God’s wonderful acts.” 1 Chronicles 16:9

Give thanks for the Mars Hill Baptist Church Music Ministry.

Pray for the Chancel Choir as they resume rehearsals this evening at 6:30 p.m.

Prayerfully consider if God is calling YOU to offer your gifts and talents to praise God through our music ministry!

Thursday, August 17: 

Pray that your life reflects God’s love for all people.

Ask God to show you how you might let others see Jesus in you?

Friday, August 18:

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

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

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

Saturday, August 19: 

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

Ask God to be with Mars Hill University students as they move back into their dorms this weekend.

Sunday, August 20: 

Pray for our service of Blessing of the Backpacks today as our children prepare to return to school this week.

(Don’t forget to bring your backpack to church!)

 

Prayer & Praises: August 7th - 13th

Monday, August 7:

Pray for those who are serving as missionaries and askGod to give them strength and protection.

Pray for those in our church who have just returned from serving as a summer missionary.  Ask God to give them renewed energy. May God grant them a feeling of satisfaction in a job well done and grant them much needed rest!

Tuesday, August 8:

Remember our community Pool Party tonight.  Invite your friends and neighbors to join us.  Ask God to help this to be a wonderful kick-off event for our fall activities.  Join in and help us make all who come feel welcome and that they will want to become activity involved here at Mars Hill Baptist Church.

Wednesday, August 9: 

“Let us not become weary in doing good . . .” Galatians 6:9

Pray for all the ministries of our church as we gear up for the fall.

Remember the many mission opportunities that we are blessed to share.  Ask God to help you prayerfully consider how you might become involved in one of these ministries!

Thursday, August 10:

Pray God will give you a servants heart. 

Pray for our deacons as they serve our church through the Deacon Ministry Plan.  Ask God to give them strength and a heart to minister faithfully.

Friday, August 11: 

The Lord is my strength and my safe cover.  My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.” Psalm 28:7

Praise God for the gift of comfort in times of need. 

Give thanks for God’s peace which passes all human understanding.

Saturday, August 12: 

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

Praise God for the beauty of creation and the bounty of this summer season.

Thank God for loving you and revealing Himself to you in creation.

Sunday, August 13: 

“Give to the Lord the glory due His name.  Bring an offering and come before Him.”  1 Chronicles 16:29

Pray that the financial needs of the church will be met. Pray that each person will renew their commitment to God and God’s church.

Prayer & Praises: August 1st - 6th

Tuesday, August 1:   

“Pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1

Pray for our Chicago Mission team as they minister at Ellis Avenue Baptist Church this week.  May others see Jesus in them this week! Teammembers are:  Tommy Justus, Caleb Blackman, Abarry Clubb, Heather Clubb, Sarah Griffin, Kassi Justus, Jack Lamberson, Laura Beth Murray and Hannah Ridge.

Wednesday, August 2:

Pray for all those who are traveling to get in a little more time away before school starts.

Remember our staff as they make preparations for the upcoming kick-off events.

Thursday, August 3:

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

As the hot days of summer continue and tempers flare, pray the you can show kindness to others just a God has shown kindness to you.

Ask God to show you how to forgive those who have wronged you in some way.

Friday August 4:

Pray that you will remain steadfast and not let summer activities crowd out time each day with God. 

Pray for our families.  Ask God to bless them.

Saturday, August 5: 

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

Pray for our Chicago Mission Team as they travel home today. 

Ask God to give them traveling mercies.

Sunday, August 6:

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

Pray for our worship service today and ask God to help us feel the movement of the Holy Spirit.

Remember the Mars Hill University Football Team who will be arriving and attending worship with us today.  Don’t forget that we will be serving them lunch afterwards.  Helpers would be appreciated!

Prayer & Praises: July 24th - 31st

Monday, July 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.

Tuesday, July 25:

“Jesus said: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you: abide in my love’” John 15:9

Pray for missionaries around the world.

Ask God to bless them so that they might be a blessing to those they serve.

Wednesday, July 26:

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

Ask God how you can let your light shine for Him?

Thursday, July 27:

“Jesus said: ‘Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit.’” John 15:5b

Remember our youth as they make final preparations for their mission trip to Chicago.

Pray for those who will volunteer as chaperones.

Ask God to work in the lives of our young people.

Friday, July 28:

Pray for someone who sits near you in worship.

Pray for your neighbors.

Remember the Brazil mission team as they travel home today.

Saturday, July 29: 

“Jesus said: ‘By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’” John 13:35

Remember our youth and their leaders as they depart for Chicago today.  (Serving(July 29 -August 5)

May God grant them traveling mercies and may God use them to bless others whom they will serve.

Sunday, July 30 

“Give to the Lord the glory due His name.  Bring an offering and come before Him.” 1 Chronicles 16:29

Pray for the financial needs of our church.

Pray that each member will realize that tithing is both a privilege and a responsibility.

Monday, July 30

Praise God for the beauty of creation and the bounty of the summer harvest.

Thank God for loving you, His beloved creation. 

Prayer & Praises: July 17th - 23rd

Monday, July 17: 

We are a little over half-way through reading the Bible through chronologically. 

Thank God for the Bible. Find time each day to read God’s word 

Ask God to open the Word to you in new ways.

Tuesday, July 18:

“Jesus said: ‘I am the way, the truth and the life." John 14:6

Remember our children and their leaders as they return from Passport Camp today.

Remember Glenn Tucker and the Brazil Mission team as they depart for Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil today.  (Serving July 18-28)

Pray that God will give them strength and endurance as they will build two church houses.

Wednesday, July 19: 

Thank God for the many fine Christians books that are available for us to read and the inspiration God gave authors to write them.

Ask God to give you a positive, cheerful attitude toward life.

Thursday, July 20: 

“The Lord said:  ‘Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.’”

Ask God to open doors of opportunity for young people who cannot afford college.

Pray for Wanda Kidd as she ministers with college-aged students.

Friday, July 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.

Saturday, July 22:

Ask God to help you have a kind, generous, compassionate heart, especially towards those who are hurting.

Ask God to help you manage your finances wisely.

Sunday, July 23:  

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

Join us for Bible Study and worship today.

Let us give thanks to God and hide God’s Word in our hearts.

Praise God for your blessings.

 

D.C. Youth Mission Trip Update

This past week was spent with an amazing group of youth, young adults, adults, and those who are young at heart in Washington, D.C. I can honestly say this has been the best mission trip I have ever been on. I have had many different experiences serving at National Baptist Memorial Church (NBMC). As a youth, a summer intern, a spring intern and now as an adult.

This trip was particularly interesting for me because I was able to sit back a little more and watch this incredible group of youth run the camp rotations and interact with the children. I was able to watch Ellen, Glenda and Nancy work tirelessly in the kitchen preparing meals for the children, I saw Larae come up with different ideas for positive reinforcement, Heather and Kassi lead the camp group and I learned so much from them. Our youth boys worked on random projects which Tommy seemed to magically find throughout the church. The youth girls played games, danced and offered a listening ear for so many children. Tommy managed miraculously keep us alive and motivated all the way through the week. I am impressed and cannot say enough regarding the willingness of everyone to do what was asked of them this week.

As always the children at camp taught me more about life and God than I could ever imagine. When asked how I saw God move this week I mentioned getting to talk with parents of children at camp. This was one of the first years I have been able to speak with some of the parents. They were grateful and excited to have our group come to what I am convinced is one of the hottest places on Earth to spend a week with their kids. They reinforced the reason why we were there!

On Friday, Jerry Gault drove a U-Haul truck up to D.C. loaded with food to distribute during the church’s food pantry. As we were unloading the truck, three of the older campers helped us. I have never seen kids more excited to be involved and help unpack and repack boxes in my life. They expected nothing in return for helping however; they did receive an oatmeal cream pie which was well received. On Saturday we were unsure of how many people would be there to receive food due to a mis-communication, but God worked in a miraculous way and 106 individuals came through and received food. This trip would not have been as successful as it was without all of your support and prayers. Thank you all for sending us and I encourage you all to go when God calls. You will not be disappointed!

Prayer & Praises: July 10th - 16th

Monday, July 10:

Pray for our church staff.

Ask God to help them find rest and rejuvenation this summer.

Tuesday, July 11: 

“But God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.”  1 Corinthians 14:33

Praise God for the gift of comfort in times of need. 

Give thanks for God’s peace which passes all human understanding.

Wednesday, July 12: 

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.

Thursday, July 13: 

“Lift up one another and bear one another’s burdens.” Galatians 6:2

Pray for friends who are going through a difficult time.

Ask God to show you ways that you might share your heart with those who are hurting in our community.

Friday, July 14:

Pray for those who are grieving.

Ask God to grant them mercy and peace and to sustain them in their loss.

Saturday, July 15:

“Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, and I will observe it to the end.” Psalm 119:33

Pray for the ten children (grades 3-6) and their leaders who will be attending Passport Camp this week.

Pray that God will work in their lives and draw them closer to Him.

Sunday, July 16: 

“Grace be to you and peace from God, and from our Lord Jesus Christ.” Galatians 1:3

Pray for the middle school students and their leaders who will be attending UniDiversity Camp this week.

Pray for their time away to draw them closer to God.

 

Prayer & Praises: July 1st - 9th

Saturday, July 1:   

“We cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:20

Pray for our youth and their leaders as they serve on mission in Washington D. C. this week.

(Serving July 1 – 8)

Pray for safety and for God’s blessing upon their time of service.

Sunday, July 2:

“O LORD, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise.”  Psalm 51:15

Pray for your Sunday School classes and your teacher.

Ask God to help you hide His Word in your heart.

Monday, July 3:

Pray for those who will be traveling during the upcoming holiday week.

Pray for those who work with emergency response.

Give thanks for those who serve to keep our world safe.

Tuesday July 4:  Independence Day

Thank God for our country and those who have gone before us as we celebrate 241 years as a Nation.

Remember our military who are far away serving in other places who protect and serve.

Wednesday, July 5: 

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God, in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14

Remember those who are battling cancer or other serious illnesses today. 

Pray for God’s healing hands to be upon them.

Thursday, July 6:

Remember our Summer Feeding Program which helps children around the county have a meal each week day.

Pray for the children in our community who struggle to find food at home during the summer months.

Friday, July 7:

“I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.”  Micah 7:7

Look to the Lord and ask God to guide you day by day.

Pray for our Boards and Committees as they continue to seek the Lord and serve our church in wonderful ways.

Saturday, July 8:

Pray for ouryouth mission team and their leaders as they return to Mars Hill today.

May God grant them a feeling of satisfaction in a job well done and grant them much needed rest!

Sunday, July 9: 

“God be merciful to us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine on us.”  Psalm 67:1

Welcome home our youth missionaries!

Pray for our worship service today. 

Ask the Holy Spirit to work in our lives and fill us that we may go forth and share God’s love and the Gospel of Christ with those around us.

 

Prayer & Praises: June 26 - 30

Monday, June 26:

Remember our youth as they are making final preparations for their mission trip to Washington, D. C. (July 1-8).

Pray for those who will volunteer as chaperones.

Ask God to work in the lives of our young people.

Tuesday, June 27:

“Bear one another’s burdens and lift up one another.”  Galatians 6:2

Pray for our deacons and the various ways they minister to us. 

Wednesday, June 28:

Pray for the ministries that help to feed the hungry in our community.  How might you help?

Pray for our families.

Thursday, June 29: 

Ask for God to lead and guide our church and all our ministries that we will following the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to breathe newness into our hearts and minds.

Friday, June 30 

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  Joshua 24:15

Pray for the financial needs of our church.

Pray that each member will realize that tithing is both a privilege and a responsibility.

 

 

Prayer & Praises: June 19 - 25

Monday, June 19: 

“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord, forever.” Psalm 23:6

Pray for your Sunday School class members.

Pray for your neighbors.  Seek ways that you might minister to them.

Tuesday, June 20: 

Thank God for the gifts and bounty of summer.

Remember those who do not have air conditioning in their homes.  Could they use a new fan?

Wednesday, June 21:

“Fear not, I am with you, do not be dismayed; for I am your God.  Isaiah 41:10.

Ask God to give you a positive, cheerful attitude toward life.

Remember those who are going through a difficult time.

Thursday, June 22:

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

Ask God to help you share your faith with others.

Friday, June 23:  

“O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.”  Psalm 51:15

Remember to give thanks to God today.

Praise God for your wonderful blessings.

Saturday, June 24:

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

Prepare your heart to worship God tomorrow.

Sunday, June 25:

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, not angels nor rulers, not things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separateus from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”.  Romans 8:38-39

Thank God for this incredible promise that He will never leave you nor forsake you.