May 2019 Prayer Requests
Thank you for keeping INFG and its prayer needs before the Throne of Grace. We are so privileged to have a group of people who decided that the healing of abortion-wounded women, men and families is so important to them that they would commit to praying for us monthly.
May 2019 Prayer Points
Patience is one of the fruits of the Spirit. It is the first description for LOVE in I Corinthians 13, and it is our focal point for this month. Jama points out how patience is one tool that God uses to strengthen us against holding a judgmental or critical attitude toward another. Let’s be intentional to seek the Lord as we desire to display the fruit of patience in our lives this month.
“Father, grow your patience in me as I rely on you to minister to women in need.”
“God, help me to recall that I am connected to the Vine. You are the One producing this beautiful fruit of patience in my life.”
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
—Ephesians 4:32 NIV
HER CHOICE TO HEAL
Praise the Lord! We have 6 women in the HCTH class that started this month.
Pray they will bond quickly with one another and the facilitators.
The Holy Spirit will give them courage, protection, and peace as the process each week, opening their hearts and minds to truth.
Praise the Lord for our new HCTH volunteer member, Heather Wilde.
Pray she serves the women who connect with us through participant care.
Pray that Heather will experience a special grace as she learns the role. May she be filled with God's love as she interacts with the women God brings our way.
Ask the Lord to bring more women to volunteer as facilitators for our HCTH classes.
Pray that more women will join the July HCTH classes.
Pray specifically for women who were prompted after viewing the movie, Unplanned. Ask God to help them see that this healing journey is worth the time and emotional energy needed to uncover all of what Christ has accomplished for them.
“Father, help ________________ know that you alone are her healer. Give her eyes to see that you carried and dealt with her wounds when you died on the cross and rose again.”
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
“Father, I am coming to you on behalf of ______________. She needs a fresh understanding that you are ready, willing and able to put her back on her feet and give her a brand new life.”
God puts the fallen on their feet again and pushes the wicked into the ditch. Psalm 147:6 (MSG)
Continue to pray….
Pray for God to open the doors for 60 women to discover If Not For Grace Ministries this year.
Ask and thank God for His guidance as we explore a variety of ways to open a door to women who struggle with the pain of an abortion.
Pray for open doors with pastors and church leaders. And, pray for pastors as they prepare messages of hope and grace to their congregations.
RECONCILIATION WEEKEND MINISTRY
Pray for our June Reconciliation Weekend.
Pray for Jama Edlund as she serves as the primary coordinator for this RW. Ask God to strengthen her as she leads a team of faithful men and women who are praying and preparing for this special weekend.
Pray for the participants who will be part of this June 7-9 time away.
Ask God to soften their hearts to the special work He desires for each of them to experience.
Ask God to help them grow deeper in the knowledge of HIs never ending love, and His readiness to forgive character.
NEXT STEPS MINISTRY
Pray for our next bible study “Transformed”.
Pray for Lynn and Lexie as they facilitate this study. Ask God to give these facilitators His discernment and wisdom.
Pray for the women who will participate. Ask God to bless them as they learn more about you and connect with women. Ask God to help them encourage each other and point each other back to Christ.
Pray for the women who attended the Testimony workshop. Ask God to open doors for them to share the Good News of Jesus and their story.
“Father, we trust that you take the broken places in our lives, the ashes, and make these memories, these decisions, and these places beautiful for your name sake. Please take _______________’s story and use it for your eternal purposes, I pray.”
The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. God sent me to announce the year of his grace— a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies— and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes,
— Isaiah 61:3-7 (MSG)
VOLUNTEER AND PRAYER DEPARTMENTS
Pray for our Home Office volunteers, as they serve on various committees, assist with data entry, minister to the wounded, represent at community events, and pray. Ask God to bless the work of their hands and to expand the minutes in their day to accomplish this call.
Pray for a heart of patience for each volunteer. Each one carries unknown burdens. Entrust each volunteer to the Lord’s care.
Pray for multiplied opportunities for the Community Awareness volunteers. Ask God to give them everything they need to present the Love Blooms Here campaign to their churches, Sunday school classes, and other groups.
Pray for the Fall Gala Planning Team. Ask God to bring the right volunteers to create a beautiful fundraiser set for September 12th.
Pray for the spiritual walk of each volunteer and staff. Ask God to place reminders of His love and care for each one. Pray that they will be drawn to His Holy Word and ask God to create a stronger desire to spend time with God in prayer.
Pray for our dear team member, Mary Wilson as she travels to Columbia and grieves the loss of her brother.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. —Psalm 27:5 (NIV)