I am so blessed to know that there are so many people all over the country (and world!) who regularly pray for our church. As we continue to see God transform lives one person at a time, I am very aware that His miraculous work is being carried out in large part because of prayers that are being prayed for us. We need, and we hunger for, God to continue to move in mighty ways in our midst. Here are some ways you can pray for us this month.
Please pray that God would give wisdom as we continue to explore opening a non profit that will operate a recovery house and a business to underwrite the operating costs of the recovery house. The brokenness of addiction continues to plague our neighborhood and while we are grateful for the opportunities that we currently have to minister, we want to do more. Please pray that God would supply finances for this ministry, as well as the people resources that we need in order to be effective.
For the past several months we have been praying for greater ethnic diversity in our church, so that we might better bear witness to the unifying power of the gospel. By God’s grace we are seeing those prayers answered in the people that God has been bringing. Yet, this has also caused a little bit of a backlash from some in the neighborhood. Please pray for wisdom, courage and boldness as we continue to seek to be an answer to Jesus’ prayer when he said, “Let your kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven.” Please specifically pray that God would bring ethnic minority music leaders as we would love to have greater diversity in our times of singing.
We are going to be starting several new Digging Deeper classes this fall. Please pray that God would use these times to further help us mature as a church. To find out more about these classes check out http://www.christchurchsouthphilly.org/digging-deeper-classes/
We have had many new faces at our church over the summer. Please pray that God would help them get integrated into the life of our church through making and maturing disciples.
The summer months are always challenging financially, particularly for smaller churches like ours where every dollar counts. Please pray that God would continue to supply for our needs as we continue to seek to be faithful to the mission He has called us to.
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