Day 6 of Prayer
Saturday, January 11, 2020
As we begin to intercede for others in “supplication,” let us first pray for our youth. They face an increasingly hostile world as followers of Christ. They are often naïve to the deception and distractions of the Evil One who seeks to destroy. Our young people are “paddling upstream.”
Pray for our Youth Ministry Leadership Team led by Dan Cooper, Amy Sommerville, Derek Werthmueller and Rick D’Errico as they engage our students with the truth God’s Word, the encouragement of fellow believers, and mentoring relationships.
Pray also for our Youth Search Team as they seek the Lord’s will for new pastoral leadership for our youth. We are seeking a youth director\pastor to come alongside our parents to make disciples of the next generation.
Pray for wisdom and discernment for the search team members: Andy Lightcap (chairperson), Amy Sommerville, Pastor Bob Port, Carolyn Norris, Todd Johnston, Andy Crabtree, Rick D’Errico, and Jeremy Armstrong.
“If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God” (James 1:17).
Pray for our future leaders. As Pastor Peter “passes the baton” his greatest joy is to develop and to delegate to leadership to the next generation. In addition to new pastoral leadership, our church needs future elders, servant leaders, and ministry leaders.
When the early church selected new leaders, they looked for those who were “full of wisdom and of the Spirit” (Acts 6:3). As Barnabas mentored Paul, Paul mentored Timothy, and Timothy mentored leaders in the church at Ephesus, we need to mentor the next generation of leaders (2 Timothy 2:1-2).
Seek the guidance of a more mature leader to help you maximize your gifts in God’s service. Pray for that person you can come alongside as your successor in ministry. Invite someone to join you.
Praying for one another . . .