Prayer Partner Prayer Requests for March 2019

Pastoral Ministry – Paul Thompson

Thank you so much for faithfully lifting my family and me up before the Lord!

This month we celebrate a huge event: The wedding of our son Daniel to Hannah. Please pray for all the details of the wedding ceremony to be God-glorifying and Gospel-declaring. Pray that Daniel and Hannah will enjoy a sacred day and that the vows they make will be given with all the commitment they have and empowered by the Holy Spirit!

The first Sunday of March also marks my 7th anniversary as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve this church! I’m thankful for the patience and grace given through my imperfections and missteps, as well as the love and support shown to me.

Please pray that as I begin year 8 that God would give me clear guidance and direction for the future. Pray that I would see what He wants me to see and want what He wants for our church, our city, and beyond. As I have recently turned 50, I am more committed than ever to finish well and lead well. Pray that both would be so. I am praying that these coming years will be the best we have ever seen. Pray that God would put a dream in our hearts here at Calvary that only He can fulfill. Pray that we will want to accomplish big things for God and that we will be willing to attempt big things for Him!


Executive Pastor – Charles Uptain

Pray for our Guatemala mission trip scheduled for March 23-28. We have a team of 8 people who will work in the public schools in Guatemala City as well as train our church partner in Zone 21 of Guatemala City. Pray for safety and that the Gospel message will be accepted and believed.

Pray for the financial health of Calvary. We have put forth a challenging budget with 19.5 % of every dollar going straight to missions. This makes the everyday management/ministry of the church very difficult when we are behind in giving. Please pray God touches all of us with what we should give, so we can surpass our budget commitments in the coming months.


Worship Ministry – Matthew Dorsey

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.     Philippians 1:9-11 (ESV)

Please join me in praying that our (Calvary’s) love may abound with knowledge and discernment!  Like banks of a river, knowledge and discernment will keep our love flow helpful and life-giving.   Love with no defining boundaries is like a river out of its banks, creating havoc and destruction.  Knowledge and discernment will help us approve of and do those things that are most beneficial to our families, our church family, and the world.  

Please continue to pray for our family, specifically for wisdom, ministry, parenting, freedom from burdens, strength and rest.  We love and appreciate our church family.  Please let me know how I can pray for you and your family.


Discipleship Ministry – Dan Tankersley

Thanks for your prayers!

Please join me in praying that our study of 2nd Corinthians will lead the people of Calvary to find increasing joy in Christ. Pray that we will come to a deeper understanding of what it means to be a “new creation” in Christ and that we take ownership of our role as His ambassadors and ministers of reconciliation. Pray also for Life Group leaders!

As a personal request, please pray for Anna and I (and our family) as we welcome a baby girl on Monday (3-4-19)! 


Children’s Ministry – Zach Daniels

Thank you for all of your prayers!

Please for Calvary Kids in the following ways:

Pray for our leaders who weekly pour their lives into our kids, and please pray for more leaders to rise up.

Pray for our boys and girls first through fifth grade.

Pray for our parents.

Pray for our Dad and Kids Campout happening March 8-9. 

Pray for VBS and all that it entails. Specifically pray that we will get most of our leaders in place this month.


Preschool Ministry – Joyce Alexander

God has been truly blessing Calvary with young families with preschool aged children. This was and is the Scripture that we pray regularly in regard to Preschool at Calvary:

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 (ESV)

For Life Group—I’m thankful for the number of young families who have been attending.  Our attendance ranges between 70-100 per week.  We have created the third one-year old class.  Today, I count 12 more babies that will be born between now and September.    Please pray for our teachers as they prepare and serve each week. Also, please pray that we locate two adults for assistant teachers in our older 2-year-old class and our 3-year-old class. Because you prayed, we filled our Kindergarten teacher positions.

VIPs needed— I’m thankful for the faithful volunteers who serve in this ministry.  We are blessed with those who are able and available.  Please pray that we could recruit more to serve in this capacity.  We are looking for new VIPs all the time.

Personal Request—I just returned from teaching three times in Montgomery, Enterprise and Bay Minette about VBS.  I am scheduled to teach in our SABA clinic on March 21. Please pray for continued good health and stamina for me to fulfill my obligations to our church and to our association.  


Senior Adult Ministry – Randy Hunt

Please pray for our Senior adults, there are so many involved in ministry both here at church and in the community. Pray that we would keep our eyes open for other areas for us to minister. Please pray for our Senior adult Life Groups that they will minister to their groups and encourage us to be involved in every aspect of our church. I desire for our children and grandchildren to worship and see us worshipping across generations! Please pray for me that I will be sensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit in all that I plan. Remember VBS is just around the corner!