This is Lindsey Johnson, one of North Park’s interns! I’m excited to share how you can pray for North Park this week. Furthermore, I’m thrilled to announce how you can pray with the North Park family. On Tuesday, July 11th at 6:00 pm, we’re gathering in the Education Building to pray over everything that is happening at North Park. I hope you’ll join us for a time of praise and prayer as we celebrate how the Lord is at work!
One of my favorite aspects of my role at North Park is simply talking about each ministry with Mark and David. As we discussed prayer requests this week, I kept thinking about the word “growth.” Truthfully, growth is an essential part of our life as a Christian. We should never be satisfied with complacency. With that said, this week we are praying for growth. We desire to see growth at North Park through the formation of the leadership team. We want growth to take place in each person, inspiring them to serve the Lord. We are praying that the kiddos headed to camp will grow in their walk with the Lord. As we pray for growth, I hope you will pray alongside us.
G – Giving. We can pray that the Lord will bless our tithes and offerings as we give back to Him. Let’s celebrate the fact that we met our budget in June while praying that the Lord will help us meet our budget again in July.
R – Response. On Monday, July 10th, over 30 kids and sponsors will head to Camp Copass. Let’s pray for the children and leaders to have open hearts that respond to what the Lord teaches them. This is our prayer for youth camp as well. On July 24, over 30 teenagers and leaders will head to Glorieta. We can pray that the Lord will prepare their hearts for what they will experience at camp.
O – Outreach. North Park has several outreach events coming up! We can start praying about the backpack outreach event that will take place in a couple of weeks. We can also pray for the “Missions on the Move” outreach events. We are called to make disciples, and we can pray that God would use the North Park family to reach out and share the Gospel. One of the big events coming up is the Neighborhood Block Party at Knollwood on July 13th at 6:00 pm. Let’s pray for this outreach event as well as the other outreach events that take place at Knollwood, the Ridgeview Apartments, and the Lone Star Community. We can also pray for the Share Ministries and the Ministry of Encouragement!
W – Wednesday, July 19th at 7:30 pm. There will be a special business meeting to discuss some changes at North Park! Let’s pray for wisdom and guidance to flood the leaders at North Park as they prepare for what God has in store. We can also praise God for the changes that are taking place because we desire to see growth at North Park.
T – Team! Let’s lift up the new leadership team that is being formed, asking the Lord to give them wisdom and use their gifts to glorify God at North Park. Pray for God’s will to be done – that North Park would never seek its own agenda but God’s agenda to make disciples and further His Kingdom! Let’s also pray for David and Mark as they continue to serve the Lord and lead North Park.
H – Hurting and Healing. We confess that we live in a fallen world where pain exists. If we’re all honest, then we must also confess that we’re all hurting. Let’s pray that North Park would be a place where encouragement and healing would take place – that hurting hearts would be healed by the Lord. We can also pray that God would teach each us how to faithfully encourage and pray for one another. Although we are all hurting, we can celebrate the healing we have in Christ! Let’s pray that in the midst of pain we would fix our eyes upon prayer and praise!