Prayer & Praises: March 26th - 31st

Monday, March 26:

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

Make local and worldwide news a matter of prayer.

Pray for those who seek refuge.

 Tuesday, March 27:

Pray for our deacons and the various ways they minister to us.  Pray for the new deacon ministry plan and for members of our congregation to become involved in serving alongside our deacons to help our church minister to our congregation and to reach out to our community.

Remember our homebound members and their families.

Pray for those who are caregivers.

 Wednesday, March 28:

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

Pray for those who have lost their jobs and those who are seeking employment. 

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.

Join us tonight at 5:30 pm for a Potluck Supper followed by our Holy Week service.

 Thursday, March 29:  Maundy Thursday

Spend some time today remembering the great sacrifice that Jesus willingly made for your sin. 

Pray with Jesus “Not my will, but Thine be done.”

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Friday, March 30: Good Friday

For me He was forsaken, for me He died alone. My sin forever taken that I might be His own.”

Think on the great love the Father has for you and give thanks.

 Saturday, March 31

You are the light of the world.  A city built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Mt. 5:14

Pray that God shines through you as you seek to follow God.

Prepare your heart to celebrate Easter tomorrow.

Remember that death cannot hold Jesus!

Prayer & Praises: March 19th - 25th

Monday, March 19:

Pray for all the people who work with our children’s ministry. 

Give thanks for and pray for our children who are involved in our children’s ministry.

Pray for our parents who have much responsibility in a scary world.  Ask God to strengthen them for the responsibilities to which they have been called.

Tuesday, March 20:  First Day of Spring!

Pray for those who are serving in harms way around the world.  Ask God to protect them and be near to them. 

May they feel God’s presence, provision, and care.

 Wednesday, March 21:

Remember our Chancel Choir as they rehearse tonight.  They are preparing to offer special music to help us remember the final week in Jesus’ life on Palm Sunday. 

Give thanks for our all our choirs and their willingness to share their gifts and talents to praise God.

Thursday, March 22:

Pray for the financial needs of our church.

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

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Friday, March 23:   

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

Recommit your time and talents to God. 

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

Saturday, March 24:

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you.  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Is. 41:10

Pray for all our staff.

Ask God to strengthen them and grant them good health as they serve the Lord.

Sunday, March 25:  Palm Sunday

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

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

Prayer & Praises: March 12th - 18th

Monday, March 12:

“Whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me.”  Mt. 25:39

Pray for those in our community who struggle with food insecurity. 

Pray for our Backpack Program, our meal-site ministry, and for The Lord’s Harvest as they seek to minister to those with food insecurity. 

Ask God how you might become involved to help those who are hungry.

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Tuesday, March 13:

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

Thank God for your family and for your home.  Remember those who are homeless and ask God how God can use you to help those who are homeless in Madison County.

 Wednesday, March 14:

Pray for those who are sick in our congregation.  Remember those who are struggling. 

Pray for those who have lost loved ones in recent months.

Thursday, March 15:  Noon- Lenten Study

“A friend loves at all times.”  Pr. 17:17

Thank God for your friends and the blessing they are in your life.

How might you reach out to those who are new in our congregation to help them feel welcome?

Is there someone you know who might be lonely and hurting right now? 

How can you show your love today?

Join us in the Fellowship Hall at noon for a snack lunch followed by our Lenten Study.

Friday, March 16: 

Thank God for the community spirit at Mars Hill Baptist. 

Ask God to help you find ways to get involved in reaching out to our community.

 Saturday, March 17:  Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that St. Patrick was actually from England?  He was taken to Ireland to be a slave when he was young.  After he became a priest, he asked to be sent as a missionary to Ireland!  God calls us to love our enemies and do good to those who hate us.  How might you reflect in this teaching today?

Sunday, March 18:  Fifth Sunday in Lent

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

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

Prayer & Praises: March 5th - 11th

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Monday, March 5:

Pray for God to give you peace! 

Pray for peace for our country and the world.

Tuesday, March 6:

Ask God to give you an ever deepening love for Him and His people everywhere.

 Wednesday, March 7:

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

Pray for loving family relationships.

Thank God that He loves us so much He sent Jesus to die for us. 

Thursday, March 8:  Noon – Lenten Study

“Go therefore 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 that I have commanded you.  Mt. 27:19-20

Ask God to reveal to you what role you can play in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Join us in the Fellowship Hall at Noon for a snack lunch followed by our Lenten Study.

Friday, March 9: 

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

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

How might God be leading you to serve our community?

Pray for improved relationships across our country.

Saturday, March 10:

Pray for God’s guidance and wisdom.

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

Sunday, March 11: Fourth Sunday in Lent

“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”  Ep. 1:16

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

Ask God to help you share your faith with others

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

Prayerfully prepare your heart for worship tomorrow.

Prayer & Praises: February 26th - March 4th

Monday, February 26:

“God has given us the 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 services each Sunday and that we follow the leading of the Spirit.

Tuesday, February 27:

Pray for Bill Sewell, Ronnie and Judy Wallin, Lisa Coomer, Nicholas Honeycutt, and Arden Starnes as they minister to serve our church faithfully.  We are so thankful for their ministry among us!  Pray for God’s blessings upon them and their families.

 Wednesday, February 28:

“The one who has faith can do all things.”  Mark 9:23

Pray that God will help us to grow in faith and in confidence to be better witnesses for Christ.

Thursday, March 1:   Noon – Lenten Study

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.  Ps. 51:10

With the Psalmist ask God to create in you a clean heart during the season of Lent. How might you spend this Lenten season becoming more like Christ?

Join us in the Fellowship Hall at Noon for a snack lunch followed by our Lenten Study led by Rev. Dr. Wanda Kidd.

Friday, March 2:

Pray for our church to be a loving family.

Pray for those who do not live in a country where they have religious freedom.

Saturday, March 3:

Love your neighbor as yourself.  Lev. 19:18

Remember your neighbors by name and lift them up in prayer.

Ask God to help you love people who are difficult.

Sunday, March 4: Third Sunday in Lent

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.  Josh. 1:9b

Pray for all who come to study God’s word and who come to worship God in spirit and in truth today.

Pray for our ministries to children, youth, and college- aged students.

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.