Week of Prayer

May 1 - 7

Welcome to the Week of Prayer. Thank you for praying with us and for us!

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Download our digital prayer guide here or read below for each day's prayer points:

THURSDAY: Outreach

Please pray for...

Wow Weekend with NFL running back Matt Forte on June 25 & 26. Pray that many people would accept invitations and that the presentation of God’s Good News would be clear.

Summer community outreaches at all campuses as we take the Gospel into our local communities.

Spring and summer sports ministries - that relationships with the unchurched would be intentional and would result in gospel conversations and invitations to Christ Community.

Ministry doors to continue to be open for our jail & prison volunteers.

GO Teams. Pray for our summer short-term mission teams to Brazil, Czech, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Greece. Pray for team members to prepare well, raise all their funds, be bold with the Gospel, and serve as Jesus modeled.

Bangladesh. Pray for the church planters there to continue to be wise in the midst of persecution and, at the same time, fearless with their evangelism and discipleship. Pray for the protection of the families of these leaders. Pray against spiritual attack.

2nd Saturday serving in the community. Pray that this serving would open doors and help needy people. Especially pray for Super 2nd Saturday in June as we “Love our Neighbors” with scores of serving projects.

Alpha. Pray that many will attend this 10-week course to find answers to their questions and will ultimately find a relationship with Christ.

FRIDAY: Kidsworld

Our summer programs Camp Commotion, Clubhouse, and Summer Blast. Pray that they will be effective in reaching kids that do not know Jesus and teaching them to follow him.

Parents - that they would not grow weary in the work of teaching their kids to follow Jesus and to find strength and encouragement from God’s Spirit, his Word, and his church. Also pray for resources like Parent Pathway to effectively meet parents’ needs.

KidsWorld kids that know and follow Jesus to have hearts of compassion to reach their lost friends by talking to them about Jesus and bringing them to KidsWorld programs and events.

Two to three dozen people to come forward that specifically love kids with special needs. We need compassionate people to help special needs kids follow Jesus and love his church.

Families to generously follow through on their NEXT commitments. Pray also for wisdom for parents to know how to best help their kids engage with the campaign.


SATURDAY: caring ministries

God’s leading in the continued growth of our Caring Ministries. Pray that God will continue to lead the process of enhancing our support ministries.

The new semester of Care Night ministry and the groups launching as a part of the new curriculum in 2016.

One additional female volunteer to join our Benevolence Team.

• The struggling. Many who attend Care Night are battling various addictions, fear, worry, anxiety, and grief. Pray that God would give them the comfort, strength, and peace needed to persevere through the difficult times and rejoice in the good times.

• The struggling. Many who attend Care Night are battling various addictions, fear, worry, anxiety, and grief. Pray that God would give them the comfort, strength, and peace needed to persevere through the difficult times and rejoice in the good times.

• Struggling marriages, specifically for those considering attending Marriage Restoration or Divorce Care. When a marriage is hurting, many avenues are often considered to alleviate the pain. Pray that God will give those who are struggling in marriage the tools for change and that these two workshops will provide abundant hope to those in need.

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