Thursday, July 19, 2012

Prayer Update - July 19, 2012

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Featured Church/Mission: Free Grace Presbyterian Church (profile), Lewiston, Maine (Pastor Per Almquist)
1. Praise the Lord with us for recent examples of living out the gospel as we love each other through the trials of life.
2. Pray for us to trust in God and his goodness through the trials of life as various members face surgery, needs for new homes, etc.
3. Pray for Ken as he counsels many to see God's hand at work in every aspect of their lives and how they need to trust him in all of it.
4. Pray for the mission team from First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, as they are with us the week of July 30. Pray that God would use their time with us to draw them and us closer to him and to bring his gospel into the community. 

Featured Potential Church Planting Site: Littleton, New Hampshire (profile)
1. Pray for the spiritual and material prosperity of the people of Littleton, NH.
2. Pray for the progress of the church in the northern portion of New Hampshire and for wisdom in the development of plans for planting churches in the rural regions of the state.

Featured Potential College Ministry Site: Middlebury College (profile), Middlebury, Vermont
1. Pray for the students, faculty, and staff of Middlebury College during their summer beak. 
2. Pray for God to bless the several campus ministries at Middlebury, including Campus Crusade for Christ and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.

MNA Committee work:
Presbytery Interns: Pray for Nathan Snyder, who has completed his internship and is seeking God’s direction in calling; for Mike Viera, who is continuing his studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, as he and his family also make preparations for participating in English Language Institute of China beginning in the summer of 2013; and for Tom Powell, who is seeking the Lord’s leading in a pastoral call.

Herb Shipman: Pray for strong prayer and financial support for Herb’s ministry among the dairy farmers in northern Vermont. Give thanks for the spiritual fruit that God has brought about through his labors.   Praise God for continuing recovery and health from physical ailments, and that God would continue to grant Herb strength to labor in this ministry.

NNEP Presbytery Meeting: Pray for God’s blessing upon the upcoming Northern New England Presbytery meeting in Exeter, NH (July 21).