Prayer Partner Prayer Requests for September 2018

Pastoral Ministry – Paul Thompson

Thank you for your persistent prayers for my family and me! It’s a huge encouragement to know that you are being prayed for!

This month, please pray that God would guide me in some upcoming sermon planning and writing for life groups. Please also pray that God would renew my strength (spiritually, emotionally, physically) like in Isaiah 40:31.

Please pray for us and Mark as we meet with the team at Glenwood to hopefully determine Mark’s future placement and care. We are also considering potential options for Mark here in Dothan for the future. We need wisdom!

Pray for Alex and he continues to adapt to live in Czechia. We are praying that God will send some Christians his way and that we might find a missionary nearby that could mentor to him.

Pray for our church to be healthy and strong. Pray that we will have a conscious, active concern for outsiders and how we demonstrate Christ to them,. Pray that we would be open, welcoming, and genuinely selfless.  Pray for an end to gossip, slander, and pettiness. Pray that God will convict those serial sowers of discord so that they repent. Pray for healthy life groups where the Word is central and we live out what we teach.  Pray for growing missionary activity among our people – both across the street and around the world. And pray for the lost all around us. Pray that God will – as He promises – send US out as laborers into this harvest so that we can see many saved. 

1 John 5:14-15 (ESV)
14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

 

Executive Pastor – Charles Uptain

Pray for our missionaries in NYC, India, and Guatemala. Each of these places have their own set of challenges and we need to be lifting them up as their church partner.

Pray for our partner church in Patzun, Guatemala. They have been asked to leave the house they were using as a church. Pray God points Pastor Jorge to a better location to continue the work in Patzun.

Pray for our upcoming Mission trips. We have openings on all three teams, India, Guatemala, and Argentina. We need Calvary members to step out on faith and fill these trips.

Personally, pray for Melody and me as we navigate our first “senior year.” John Adams has many important decisions to make. Pray we all are living out Philippians 4:6-8.

 

Discipleship Ministry – Dan Tankersley

Pray for Calvary:

Pray that Calvary will possess a clear, true, and overwhelming vision of Jesus that drives us to live completely for the glory of God.

Pray that we will live up to the personal responsibility to make disciples.

Pray that we will be passionately engaged in our worship gatherings.

Pray that we will be generous with our personal finances.

Pray that we will daily seek the filling by the Holy Spirit.

Pray that we will cast off personal preferences about style and implement the ministries that meet the needs of our community.

Pray that we will numerically grow to show that more people are following Jesus.

Pray that we will pray with faith that God will deliver us from temptation, break chains of captivity, comfort hearts pained by the world, empower believers for holy living, and save sinners from judgment.

Pray for Life Group leaders, church health, unity, and vitality

Personal Requests:

Pray for me as I work on my doctoral project (perseverance, wisdom, clarity, and motivation)

Pray for Anna and me as we are expecting a baby in March of 2019!

 

Preschool Ministry – Joyce Alexander

I’m so encouraged to know that you take time to pray for us!   Thank you so much!

For Life Group/VIP—We have been having a good bit of Preschool families visit during Life Group and worship.  This is great because we’ve been praying for this.  God is providing.  Now we need to recruit more volunteers.  Please pray we are able to staff our Preschool classrooms. 

Team Kid (Wednesday night) —We are in need of 2 more teachers in Kindergarten.  Please pray that God would provide for the need.

 

Children’s Ministry – Zach Daniels

I ask that you pray for these things:

Personal

Pray that our home in Ozark would sell soon.

Pray for my mom who remains sick from depression, anxiety, and hormonal issues. Also pray for my father and brother who live in the same home and are affected more so that anyone else.

Calvary Kids Ministry

Pray for our Sunday morning ministries, life groups and worship. 

Pray for our Wednesday night ministry, SPARK.

Pray for more godly men and women to step up and be leaders. We have several people who are doing double duty and they need help. 

Thank you for your prayers!

 

Student Ministry – Reagan Farris

Pray for students to grow in their identity in Christ.

Pray for students whose homes are broken or breaking.

Pray for boldness for our students in sharing the gospel with friends and families.

Pray for adult leaders in student ministry as they pour their lives into students and making disciples.