Hi, friends! This is Lindsey Johnson with another update on how you can pray for North Park this week. Throughout the summer I’ve thought quite a bit about what it means to build upon something that already exists. Since I’m a Fixer Upper fanatic, I’ve learned that when you decide to add on to a house, you need a plan. You have to prepare for what is fixing to be built. Like Chip and Joanna from Fixer Upper, we need to prepare and plan for what God has in store for North Park. How do we do that? We pray. We ask the Lord for wisdom and guidance as we seek His best for North Park. We pray for perseverance and provision as we partner with Him in further building His kingdom here. Listed below are several prayer topics that we are lifting to the Lord this week. I also want to invite you to join us on Tuesday at 6 pm in the Education Building as we pray for our church together! Every week I look forward to this one hour that we spend in prayer and praise! I hope you’ll consider joining us as we pray through these topics this week:
B – Backpack Outreach Event. First, let’s praise the Lord for how He uses ordinary backpacks to do extraordinary things! Second, let’s pray for the Lord to use this outreach event to show the extraordinary love of the Christ. We can ask the Lord to use these simple school supplies to make an eternal impact in each child’s life. We can also ask the Lord to provide monetarily as we give back and serve Him.
U – Understanding. As we pray for God’s very best for North Park, let’s ask Him for understanding and guidance. We should praise the Lord for David, Mark, and the other leaders who faithfully seek the Lord when making decisions, but we should also pray that the Lord would give them clarity and direction. As the North Park leadership continues to follow where the Lord leads, we can ask Him to help them walk in bold, unwavering faith.
I – Involvement. Rather than standing still in our faith, we’ve been called to serve the Lord as we follow where He leads us. We can all be involved in what the Lord is doing through North Park! In fact, several of our ministries need volunteers. Whether we visit the sick and shut in with the Ministry of Encouragement or get involved with the outreach ministries, there is a place for each of us to serve. We can pray for the Lord to guide us as we seek to serve Him. We can also ask the Lord to bless these ministries with volunteers that desire to be involved in what He’s doing through North Park!
L – Leadership. Let’s lift up the new leadership team that is being formed, asking the Lord to give them wisdom as they serve the Lord at North Park. Pray that the Lord would use each of them and their gifts to further build His kingdom at North Park! Let’s also pray for David and Mark as they continue to seek God’s best for North Park. We should praise the Lord for both of these guys and how hard they work to serve the Lord well.
D - Development. On Tuesday, July 25th, the youth group will head to Glorieta, New Mexico for camp! Let’s pray that each of our students and leaders develop a deeper love for the Lord this week. We can pray that neither the students nor the leaders will come back unchanged! May the Lord do incredible work in their hearts this week! While we’re praying for development, we should also pray for our children that went to pre-teen camp. We can pray that their relationship with the Lord continues to develop, drawing them closer to Him each day.