Grace Point Church

Pray 21, Day 20: Praying for Grace Point Church

“Prayer meetings were the arteries of the early church. Through them, life-sustaining power was derived. The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be a slothfulness in prayer!” -Charles Spurgeon

We desperately want God to be near our church, and for His life-sustaining power to envelop all that we do. Praying is the way to do that. We as a church cannot be effective without the help of the Holy Spirit, so we want to call upon Him to move and allow us to live out what God has called us to do for His Kingdom.

Today is the next to last day of PRAY21, but really it is just the beginning. The beginning of a beautiful rhythm that has been formed in each of us to daily approach the throne of grace and power with confidence that we have a God who hears us and heals us. Today we will all join together in praying for each ministry and pastor represented at Grace Point Church. If you would like, pray through all of them. A suggestion might also be to pray for one of them a day for the next 15 days. Seek the Father for His advice and pray as He calls you. To see requests for each ministry, just click on the drop-down button.

Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor

Personal:
Our children are at the launching point, establishing their own life pathways. Pray for them and us as we navigate this new terrain and transition.

Ministry:
What is something specific you desire for Grace Point overall (how do you desire for God to move this year?)

See our church make a noticeable impact on those who have given up on the church to find a fresh expression and a renew interest in the body of Christ found in GPC

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the church?
Clarity in the complexity through Romans series forthcoming.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry?
Zero in on the before mentioned

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?
1 John 2:20: That God would anoint me as a communicator of his message and that our people would know the truth:
“But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.”

Communitas Groups: Randy Willis

PERSONAL: My personal word for 2018 is DEEPER – I am committed to going deeper with everyone I am in regular contact with and also with my Lord.  Pray that I will maintain that focus and discipline throughout the year. 

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for your ministry overall (how do you want God to move this year?)
That people would experience true, biblical one-another relationships.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the participants in Communitas Groups?
Pray for those in Communitas Groups, that they would find and build healthy, growing relationships that draw each other toward Jesus.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry?
Pray for Communitas Group leaders – for their personal spiritual walk.

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?
1 Thessalonians 2:8:
So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.

Worship Ministry: Andrew Brown

PERSONAL: We’d appreciate prayers that God would continue to affirm us as ministers of the Gospel and as parents, especially as Ellis begins to reach an age for us to have early conversations with her around adoption. 

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for the Worship Ministry at Grace Point overall (how do you desire for God to move this year?)
Pray that worship at Grace Point would grow in both engagement and authenticity as we explore new and creative ways to pursue Jesus in our praises.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the worship?
Pray that God would continue to reveal himself to his people, that we would respond in thanksgiving and praise to all that he has done.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry?
Pray that our leaders would be bold in their role in leading the church. That God would continue to increase their technical ability to lead and would grow their hearts in relationship with Him.

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?
Psalm 100:4,5:
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. For the Lord is good, and his faithful love endures forever; his faithfulness, through all generations.”

Student Worship Ministry: Collin Littlejohn

PERSONAL: Discernment and peace as Sierra and I prepare and plan our wedding.

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for Student Worship Ministry? (how do you want God to move this year?) 
Growth and commitment within Student Worship team that we could be planning creative worship experiences for our church as a student worship team.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the students in your ministry? 
a deep desire and joy for understanding how to worship daily as a child of God in the midst of culture around them trying to tell them who they are.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry? 
That they would take advantage of every opportunity to exemplify the ability to focus on loving God and loving people

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?  
1 Corinthians 16:14. Although simple, I want my team to know the joy of doing everything they do, every interaction, school work, job, involvement at church, with love of Christ and to serve others:
“Let all that you do be done in love.”

Children's Worship Ministry: Sierra Scott

PERSONAL: I’d love prayers for Collin and I as we continue to learn how to grow more together and love each other well. Specifically speaking, I’m prayerful that during this engagement period, we’d set up a strong foundation for our marriage, and continue to grow immensely separately and together in our walks with Christ. Lastly, I’d personally want prayer for boldness and courage to step out more on faith. 

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for Children Worship Ministry? (how do you want God to move this year?) 
Something I desire to see within Kid Nation is an overflow and abundance of joy. I’d love to see a clear understanding that God and His steadfast love is where we our joy comes from, and all the fun things we get to do and be a part of as a ministry is just an overflow of that. I’d also want to see our relationships with one another and the kids grow beyond something surface level and into something life giving.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the children in your ministry? 
My prayer for the kids that walk through our doors each Sunday is that at an early age, they would cultivate a love and faith for God that’s not dependent upon their parents or even upon the Church itself. That through the knowledge they gain and their own seeking, their faith would become some real, tangible and non-dependent upon circumstances.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry?
I’d love to see just a refreshed heart, mind and soul so that when they are here each Sunday, they are just as expectant and excited as the first week that they did it. I want prayer that they each week they come to lead kids in worship, that they’d do it out of an expectant and joyful heart rather than out of routine.

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?  
Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Global and Local Missions: Caleb Gabriele

PERSONAL: Our kiddos are 14, 11, 3, and 1. Pray for wisdom in balancing time, leading well, and discipling our children as they each face different obstacles and hurdles with the seasons of life they’re each in.

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for Missions at Grace Point? (how do you want God to move this year?)
I want to see 25 GPC members or families commit to supporting Foster Families. We’re currently building a Support List from area Foster Families who need help. My prayer is for our church to respond to their needs and support them with the love of Christ.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the participants in your ministry?
Pray for those who go on Global Adventures this year. Pray that God would open their minds up in a way that their lives would change and the decisions the make every day would be prioritized by ways to live for Jesus and Glorify God.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry?
Pray they would feel empowered and equipped to make disciples and that they would begin to pour more time and energy into making disciples who desire to make disciples.

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?
2 Corinthians 5:14-15: “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”

Art Ministry and Technical Arts: Tim Logan

PERSONAL: Please pray that my personal devotion to God will deepen as I seek to Love God, love my wife, love my children and grandchildren, and love people.

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for Arts and Technical Arts at Grace Point? (how do you want God to move this year?)
Art Ministry: to connect with more local and regional artists. Tech: to seek better methods to support worship and GPC ministries with the talents, tools, and capabilities God has given us.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the participants in your ministry?

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the participants in your ministry?
That they will know their value in God’s work at GPC and that the quality and effectiveness of their service will continue to grow; that they will know that with every push of a button or every stroke of a brush they are worshiping God.

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?
I Timothy 1:18-19a:
“…I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, holding on to faith and a good conscience…”

Wee World (Pre-school Ministry): Dena McConnell

PERSONAL: Pray Jeremiah 17:7-8 and Colossians 2:6-10 over us.

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for Wee World? (how do you want God to move this year?) 
As our Wee World team values serving, we would truly know the opportunity we have to make a spiritual impact in the life of littles and their families.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the children in your ministry? 
To know God created them, loves them and wants to be their friend forever

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry? 
Desire to seek Jesus and His ways, share Jesus’ love with the kids and parents they are ministering to

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?  
Jeremiah 17:7-8:
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
    that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
    for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
    for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Kid Nation (Elementary Ministry): LeAudra Franklin

PERSONAL: That God will equip us, encourage us and direct us as a family to lead by example at home, at church, and in the community.

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for Kid Nation? (how do you want God to move this year?) 
That families would connect with each other, connect with God and engage in regular discipleship together as a family.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the children in your ministry? 
In general: For our kids to discover a relationship with Christ and to grow deep roots in their faith.
Kindergarteners & 1st Graders – That they will learn to trust God, no matter what.
2nd & 3rd Graders – that they will discover a relationship with THE living Savior.
4th & 5th Graders – that they will find their identity in Christ.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry? 
That as they serve the next generation, their example will inspire the kids in their group to know God intimately.

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?  
Jeremiah 17:7-8:
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
8 He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Special Needs Ministry: Patty Seal

PERSONAL: Keeping balance and a God-focus in our lives;
– Adam (son) strength for endurance as he begins working on his dissertation (Phd)
– Samantha (daughter) direction and discernment in her life

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for Special Needs Ministry? (how do you want God to move this year?) 
Resources and clarity for growth of the ministry.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the children in your ministry? 
Spiritual growth & that they would experience love, value, acceptance and inclusion.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry? 
A prayer of thanks for their servant hearts & that they would to continue to follow Christ’s example and embrace the unique needs, strengths and abilities of the kids.

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?  
Matthew 19:14:
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Fusion (Junior High Ministry): Kevin Crow

PERSONAL: This has been one of our most difficult seasons as a family because of some health issues. Our prayer is that not only does God use this season to bring glory to His name but as a family we continue to find peace in the moment and not in anticipation of things that could come.

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for Junior High Ministry? (how do you want God to move this year?) 
See an awakening within students to be hungry for God’s word.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the students in your ministry? 
For a deep hunger and thirst for the word

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry? 
For endurance to see the impact they are making on the next generation

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?  
John 6:33-35
“For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”  Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”

Forge (High School Ministry): Wade Bryant

PERSONAL: Pray that as Brooke and I continue to adjust to being a family of five and both being in ministry at Grace Point Church that we would be faithful to God and what He is calling us to.  Pray for being disciplined in time with Jesus, healthy living, and taking Sabbath.

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for High School Ministry? (how do you want God to move this year?) 
As we are pursuing to be diligent in teaching the Word, I pray that students would fall in love with the Scriptures and be shaped by a biblical worldview.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the students in your ministry? 
Praying that students would pursue to know Christ and be in a relationship with Him before anything else.  That they would truly experience Him in new and fresh ways that in turn give them fullness.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry? 
That in their busy lives they would continue to see the impact that they are having and desire to go further and deeper with students as they pursue Christ together.  That they truly would come alongside and teach along the way.

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?  
Ephesians 3:14-21:
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 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.”

GP Girls (Junior High and High School Girls): Ann Lawrenz

PERSONAL:  Long-suffering, unity, and resilience; trust in God’s sovereignty.

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for GP Girls Ministry? (how do you want God to move this year?) 
spiritual renewal of minds by the Holy Spirit

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the girls in your ministry? 
an overwhelming hunger to know God intimately and delight in Him

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry? 
wisdom, grace, and empowerment by the Holy Spirit to lead and teach in both love and truth

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?  
2 Corinthians 3:18:
“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.”

GP Women's Ministry: Brooke Bryant

PERSONAL:  That I would reflect Christ’s love to my husband and children.  That I would have supernatural wisdom in raising my children.

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for GP Women’s Ministry? (how do you want God to move this year?) 
For women to feel equipped to disciple other women.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the women in your ministry? 
Women to be strengthened in their faith in Christ and have authentic one another relationships.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry? 
Leaders would not grow weary, but rather grow in their passion to minister to other women.

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?  
(that the Holy Spirit would cause a stirring within us that causes a stirring in our community and world as we do life together)
Ruth 1:19:
“So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them. And the women said, ‘Is this Naomi?’”

GP Men's Ministry: Daniel Franklin

PERSONAL:  Please pray that I would continue to be strengthened in my faith with Christ and that I would have courage in obedience in all things that God asks of me. Please pray that my wife and I would not lose focus on our responsibility to raise up our children and move the towards strong authentic relationships with Christ.

MINISTRY:
What is something specific you desire for GP Men’s Ministry? (how do you want God to move this year?) 
Pray that God would stir in men’s hearts to pursue Him first. Pray that men would then respond to God’s calling in their lives.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the men in your ministry? 
I would like more men to step up and lead others towards discipleship.

What is something specific you want to be prayed over the leaders in your ministry? 
That they would not tire of doing the good work that they have been called to.  That they would continue to influence men in our Church.

What is a Scripture our people could pray over your ministry?  
1 Corinthians 16:13:
“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”

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