Prayer & Praises: June 24-30

Sunday, June 24:

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 blessings.

 

Monday, June 25:

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us 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.

 

Tuesday, June 26:

Remember our youth as they are making final preparations for their mission trip to Washington, D. C. (June 30 - July 7).

Pray for those who will volunteer as chaperones.

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

 

Wednesday, 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. 

 

Thursday, June 28:

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

Pray for our families.

 

Friday, June 29

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

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

 

Saturday, 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 17-23

Sunday, June 17Father’s Day

Give thanks for your Heavenly Father.

Ask God to bless your earthly father.

For some people, Father’s Day is not a pleasant day. Remember those who may have a difficult relationship with their earthly father.

 

Monday, June 18:

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Psalm 23:6

Ask God to bless our Vacation Bible School which begins tonight.

Pray for the children who will come

Pray for their families.

May all our children grow closer in their relationship with “The Master Carpenter”!

 

Tuesday, 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.  Invite neighbor children to VBS!

Seek ways that you might minister to you neighbors.

 

Wednesday, 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?

 

Thursday, June 21: First Day of Summer

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, sunny attitude toward life.

Remember those who struggle with depression.

 

Friday, June 22:

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

Ask God to help you share your faith with others.

 

Saturday, June 23:

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

Prepare your heart to worship God tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Prayer & Praises: June 10-16

Sunday, June 10:

Thank God for the Bible.

Find time each day to read and meditate on God’s word. 

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

 

Monday, June 11: 

“For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.”  Psalm 23:4
Give thanks today that God is always with us.

Give thanks that God knows our needs and provides for us. 

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

 

Tuesday, June 12: 

Pray for our homebound church members who can no longer attend church. 

Thank God for their faithful witness to us.

Who might you visit today to share some cheer?

 

Wednesday, June 13: 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” Psalm 23:5

Pray that God will give you a kind, generous, compassionate heart.

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

 

Thursday, June 14:

Thank God for the beauty of Summer.

Ask God to help you enjoy the bounty of the earth’s yield as you taste anew fresh fruits and vegetables.

Give thanks for eyes to see, ears to hear and taste buds to taste!

 

Friday, June 15:

“You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.” Psalm 23:5

Pray for each member of your family.

How are you being a godly example for them?

 

Saturday, June 16: 

Pray for those serving in the military around the world. Pray for their safety.

Pray for our first responders. 

Ask God to keep them safe as they serve.

 

 

Prayer & Praises: June 3-9

Sunday, June 3:

Thank God for the love and fellowship in our church.

Give thanks for the opportunity to worship in God’s house without fear of persecution. 

Pray for those who are persecuted for their faith.

 

Monday June 4: 

“He makes me lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside quiet waters.” Psalm 23:2

As we begin a season of vacationing, ask God to grant rest to those who are weary.

Plan time with God each day and make a point to find quiet time alone with God.

 

Tuesday, June 5: 

Pray for the senior members of our congregation as they deal with the challenges of aging.

Ask God how you might be of help to our senior adults.

 

Wednesday, June 6:

As summer break begins, pray that our children and teenagers will find safe and wholesome ways to spend their summer vacation.

Pray for the children in our community who struggle with food insecurity during the summer months.

 

Thursday, June 7:

“He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3

Ask God to show you the way day by day.

Pray for the church and our opportunities to share Jesus’ love with others in our community.

 

Friday, June 8:

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.  Psalm 23:4

Remember those in our church who have lost a loved one in recent months.

Ask God to provide the peace that passes all understanding.

 

Saturday, June 9: 

Remember our High School Seniors who are graduating today.

Pray for God’s blessing on their lives.

 

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.