Thursday, February 14, 2013

Prayer update - February 14, 2013

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Featured Church/Mission: Faith Presbyterian Church (profile), Lancaster, New Hampshire (Pastor Mike Kooy)
1. Praise God for a couple who has recently been attending our church and are pursing membership by attending our inquirers class. Also, praise God for another family in the process of transferring their membership to our church.
2. We thank the Lord for his financial provision for our church in 2012. We were not able to meet our budget but had enough in our reserves to cover the budget shortfall. Please pray for the Lord to provide for us again in 2013. Also, pray for those in our church who are unemployed or under-empolyed and are seeking work .
3. Please pray for the members of our church to encourage and help those in our church who have recently suffer from various health problems.
4. Pray that the Lord would strength us as body to encourage one another in the faith and to continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5. Pray that the Lord would continue to draw people to himself in our community and that our church would be salt and light here in northern New Hampshire.

Featured Potential Church Planting Site: seacoast of southern Maine (profile links below)
1. Pray for the people of Saco, Biddeford, and Old Orchard Beach, located south of Portland on the Atlantic coast. 
2. Pray for the reformation of the church in this region and for the raising up of those who would be involved in planting a PCA church in these communities.

Featured Potential College Ministry Site: University of Southern Maine (profile), Portland, Maine (main campus)
1. Pray for the students, faculty, and staff of University of Southern Maine, part of Maine public university system, as they conclude the academic year.
2. Pray for the involvement of members of Christ the Redeemer Presbyterian (PCA) on campus and for the work of Campus Crusade for Christ and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.

MNA Committee work:
RUF/University of Vermont: Continue to pray for the new RUF/UVM ministry. In particular:
1. Please pray for UVM students going back to school. Pray that God would bless them this semester. Pray that the education they are receiving, the friendships they are making, and the experiences they are experiencing would equip them to do good work both now in college and beyond.
2. Pray that students would remember UVM as a place where they heard the gospel preached and saw its truths lived out in love.
3. Pray that God would give the Meinen's new relationships with students and pray that He would strengthen the relationships they already have.
4. Pray that God would build the RUF ministry at UVM.
5. Pray that God would build his Church here in Burlington—for His glory and for the benefit of those inside and outside the Church.
6. Pray for other campus ministries at UVM. Pray that they would faithfully minister to the students whom God has entrusted to their care.
7. Pray for Megan and John, as their faith always needs strengthening; their hope, deepening; their love, incarnating.
Herb Shipman:
1. Pray for continued fruitful ministry among the dairy farmers of Northern Vermont.
2. Pray for strength and physical well-being for Herb.

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