Prayer & Praises: December 1st - 10th

Friday, December 1:  

“The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; the calf and the young lion will feed together, and a little child will lead them.”  Isaiah 11:6

Pray for the children and youth in our church and community and for our ministries to them.  Thank God for their vitality and inquisitiveness!

If you haven’t picked up a Operation Santa gift tag, why not stop by the church and do so today?

Saturday, December 2:

Remember our homebound members and their families.  Ask God to show you how to reach out to someone who is on our homebound list.

Sunday, December 3: First Sunday of Advent

“I was glad when the said to me, ‘Let us go into the Lord’s House!’” Psalm 122:1

Remember our Chancel Choir, accompanist, soloists, narrators, the Chamber Orchestra, and our special guest, Mary McDonald as we prepare to offer “Peace Has Come” in worship today.  Invite someone to come with you today who may not know Jesus!

Monday, December 4:

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

Tuesday, December 5: 

“A shoot will grow up from the stump of Jesse; a branch will sprout from his roots.  The Lord’s spirit will rest upon him.  A spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of peace and strength, a spirit of knowing and fear of the Lord.”  Isaiah 11:1-2

Remember our Senior Adults.  Thank God for their wisdom and leadership.

Pray for those who serve as caretakers.

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Wednesday, December 6:

Pray for all our staff and ask God to renew their energy as we enjoy this busy time in the Church year.

Thursday, December 7:

“Rejoice in the Lord always!  Again I say, rejoice!” Philippians 4:4

As we continue our Advent study today at 12:00 noon, remember David Smith as he leads us. 

Please plan to join us!

Friday, December 8:

Ask God to give you a servant heart.

Pray for God to give you opportunities to serve our Church and the community.

Saturday, December 9: 

Remember your Operation Santa gifts are due tomorrow.  Remember to pray for the child that will receive your gift(s)!

Sunday, December 10: Second Sunday of Advent

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” Psalm 119:18

Pray for our worship service today.  Ask the Holy Spirit to move among us.  May we hear God’s still small voice as we worship God in spirit and in truth today. 

Sit with someone different today in worship.

 

Prayer & Praises: November 27th - 30th

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Monday, November 27:

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

Recommit your time and talents to God.  Ask God to transform you into the person God has created you to be,

Tuesday, November 28:

Join us for our Hanging of the Green service tonight beginning with a covered dish dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Pray that God will enter your heart anew as we prepare the church house for the season of Advent.

Wednesday, November 29: 

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

Pray for the Chancel Choir as they spend this evening putting the finishing touches on their musical offering to God, “Peace Has Come”.

Pray that the music will touch hearts and lives for others to want to live for Jesus.

Thursday, November 30 

Today we begin our Advent Devotional Series led by David Smith, former Chaplain at Mars Hill University.  Make plans to join us at noon for a light lunch followed by a time of reflection and mediation.  Start your Advent off right with this time of prayer by studying God’s Word.

 

Prayer & Praises: November 20th - 26th

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Monday, November 20: 

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

Give thanks for all who give their gifts to bless our church ministries.

Tuesday, November 21:

“There is one body, and one Spirit.” Ephesians 4:4

Pray that we show kindness to everyone, just as God has shown to us.

Pray for our deacons as they serve their families.

Ask God to give them strength to minister faithfully.

Wednesday, November 22:

Give thanks to God for your home, family, and church family.

May God grant us all freedom from a self-serving attitude and ask for God’s strength to allow Christ’s love to govern your thoughts and actions.

Thursday, November 23:   (Thanksgiving Day)

“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.  His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1

As you celebrate with friends and family today, remember to stop and give thanks for all the blessings of this life that God so generously poured out on us.

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

Be mindful to those who struggle to make ends meet.

Friday, November 24:

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

Pray for the ministries of our church that what we do will be pleasing to God and a wonderful reflection of God’s love.

Saturday, November 25: 

“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 through your words and deeds.

Sunday, November 26:

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

Let us renew our commitment to God and to God’s church.

Come into God’s house with praise today and give thanks to God for God is gracious and His mercy is everlasting.

 

Prayer & Praises: November 13th - 19th

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Monday, November 13: 

Pray for America, that our divisions and hurt will be healed. 

Ask God to guide our leaders.

Pray for peace.

Tuesday, November 14:

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

Pray for those who have lost loved ones in the past few months.

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

Thank God for always being there for you.

Wednesday, November 15:

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

Ask God for wisdom for yourself, for our church, for our community, for our nation and for our world.

Listen for God’s guidance today.

Thursday, November 16: 

Pray for all the mission opportunities at Mars Hill Baptist.  Ask God to show you how you might become involved and help serve others through missions.

Pray for missionaries who are carrying God’s word and love around the world.

Friday, November 17: 

"But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”  Romans 5:8

Ask God to forgive you where you have failed Him.

Thank God for His grace and forgiveness.

Pray that God will help you show His love by forgiving others.

Saturday, November 18:

Pray for the spiritual wellness of our congregation.  May God’s Spirit indwell us and encourage us as we seek to study God’s Word and live in such a way that God’s light will be seen in us.

Sunday, November 19: 

“God has given us His Holy Spirit that we may know about the things given to us by Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:12

Pray that we welcome the Holy Spirit in our worship service today and that we follow the Spirit’s leading.

Pray that we will financially Support Mars Hill Baptist Church and the many ministries we offer.

 

Prayer & Praises: November 6th - 12th

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Monday, November 6:

Pray for all our staff and ask God to renew their energy as we enter this busy time in the church year.

Tuesday, November 7:

“Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. “ Luke 18:1

Ask God to help you not lose heart and to remember His love and faithfulness.

Wednesday, November 8:

“How happy are the people who know the sounds of joy/!”  Psalm 89:15

Pray for our choir members and all who lead in worship.

Thank God for those who participate in all our choir!

Remember the Chancel Choir and the Children’s Choir as they prepare for our Christmas Cantata with composer Mary McDonald (December 3)  Please invite others to join us for this very special day of worship.

Thursday, November 9: 

Remember your shoe box for Operation Christmas Child. 

Remember to pray for the child that will receive your box that he/she may hear the call of Jesus to, “Come and follow Me!”

Friday, November 10:

“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.

Saturday, November 11:  Veteran’s Day

Remember those who have served our country faithfully as a part of the Armed Forces  Give thanks for a country where we have the freedom to worship God.

Sunday, November 12: 

“Now you are the body of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:27

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

Ask God to help us be the body of Christ in our community.

 

Prayer & Praises: November 1st - 5th

Wednesday, November 1:  

“For all the saints who from their labors rest, who Thee by faith before the world confessed.  They name, O Jesus, be forever blest.  Alleluia!”  --Williams W How, 1864

Today is All Saints Day, when the church remembers those who have gone before us.  Let us give thanks for those who have gone before us and helps us be faithful here at Mars Hill Baptist Church!

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Thursday, November 2:

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid.  Do not lose hope.  I am the Lord your God.  I will be with you everywhere you go”.  Joshua 1:9

Ask God to help you share your faith with someone you know.  Pray that we will all be a light for Jesus in this dark world.

Friday, November 3:

Give thanks that God sent His Son, Jesus for you.  Thank God that the Holy Spirit is praying for you.

Remember to pick up an operation Santa tag to help one of the children in our community experience the love of God through the kindness of the sharing of your generosity.

Saturday, November 4:

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

Pray for our Sunday School teachers as they prepare to lead their classes tomorrow.  Ask God to help you make Bible Study a priority.

Seek out a neighbor this week and talk with them.  Hold them up in your prayers.

Sunday, November 5: 

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

Today Daylight Savings Time ends. 

May God help us remember that we are called to be light and salt for Him!

 

Prayer & Praises: October 23rd - 31st

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Monday, October 23:  

Pray for all who have been affected by the Hurricanes in the past month.  Remember that the efforts to clean up and start over will be a very long process.  Ask God to show you how you might help.

Tuesday, October 24:

“Let God have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.”  1 Peter 5:7

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

Pray for a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Wednesday, October 25:  Fall Festival

Remember our Fall Festival tonight.  May God bless our families and our activities!

Thursday, October 26:

Pray for your family.  Ask God to help you be a strong Christian influence.  (People learn more from what you do than what you say!)

Friday, October 27:

“Hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption.” Psalm 130:7

Make local and worldwide news a matter of prayer.

Pray for refugees around the world.

Saturday, October 28:

Pray for the financial needs of our church.

Ask God to help each member realize the privilege and responsibility of giving faithfully to the world of our church.

Sunday, October 29: 

“I am always with you; You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, and afterwards You take me in to glory.  Psalm 73:23-24

Ask God to help you prayerfully prepare your heart for worship today.

Monday, October 30: 

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

Thank God for always being with you.

Tuesday, October 31: 

“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.

Pray for safety for all the trick-or-treaters tonight.

 

Prayer & Praises: October 16th - 23rd

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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!