Nehemiah Journey: Day 30 of 52 (October 5, 2021)
It does not seem like we should already be on Day 30, but I have so enjoyed this journey with each of you. Every email, text, phone call, and personal conversation you have shared with me about your journey has been such an encouragement during these days together. Let me encourage you to stay the course and finish strong! I truly believe God is using this time to refine, rebuild, and reenergize His church here at East Leesville Baptist Church. Keep praying and seeking the Lord in these three weeks that remain.
Just yesterday I received a prayer request by text and then just a few hours later another text sharing the request had been answered. We have to remember that God answers prayer, believe He answers prayer, and it will stir us to deeper and more faithful prayer!
Here are a few reminders on how you can pray:
Pray for revival in the body at East Leesville Baptist Church: Pray God would revive us and restore the joy of our salvation. Pray for yourself and for one another. Maybe take a few people by name each day and pray God would renew them and their families so revival could spread throughout His church! We have gone through a tough season and we need God’s renewal and strength. Pray for One Another!
Pray for discipleship and spiritual growth of the church body: Each of us need to grow daily in our walk with the Lord and be pouring into others, our family, friends, and neighbors. Pray God would grant personal growth and use you to encourage growth in others. Pray for One Another!
Pray for the lost/ill/hurting: This one is kind of obvious. Make sure you are praying by name for individuals who need salvation, are battling physical illness, or going through tough times.
Pray for courage, unity, and humility of leadership and daily ministries of the church: Pray for your staff, deacons, committees, small-group leaders and others as they give daily leadership and service in all the ministries taking place at East Leesville Baptist Church.
Pray for our nation and government leaders: We are commanded by Scripture to pray for those appointed to lead us. Our hope is in Christ alone and not in Washington, D. C. or in Baton Rouge, but we should be faithful to lift up every man and woman serving in these offices.
May these prayer categories enhance your personal prayer time and may we see God move in clear and specific ways in the days ahead.