I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession
and thanksgiving be made for everyone. I Timothy 2:1
From our MNA Vision Statement...
ission to N
merica exists to celebrate the gospel of Jesus in the US and Canada by coming alongside the local and regional church in church planting
, missional partnerships
and church renewal
Prayer is essential to discovering the will and call of God in fulfilling this vision, as well as appropriating the necessary power for carrying out this call. As we partner together in prayer and in ministry, by God's grace, we will be used by Him to fulfill this great vision.
Here you will find prayer requests for the current quarter. Please join with us at MNA in praying for these churches, our dedicated church planters and other ministries God is using to extend His Kingdom here in North America.
Please pray for
Church Planter Danny Edwards-Luce of
Port Towns Church in
Bladensburg MD. He and his wife Aubrey welcomed their first child in October and with the church being less than a year old, they would appreciate your prayers for lay leadership to handle this time of transition for the Edwards-Luce home. He would also appreciate your prayers for an intern and more small groups leaders, operations leader, and nursery leader. Please join them in thanking God for successful outreach events this past summer, where over a dozen new people came to see what God is doing through Port Towns Church.
Please pray for
MNA African American Ministries Coordinator Wy Plummer and for Denine Blevins, Operations Manager:
- Pray for additional staffing, specifically for an Assistant Coordinator.
- Pray that God will provide support for additional staffing.
- Pray that we will be able to implement our new strategic plan with the goals of catalyzing new church plants led by African Americans and cultivating a supportive community of African Americans within the PCA.
Church Planters Charles McKnight and
Drew Martin of West Charlotte Church
in prayer for the new ministries they launched this fall, that they will be fruitful. Pray for their plans to organize as a particular church in December. Finally, give thanks to the Lord for providing all they need - internal giving is up 25%.
Pray with MNA Metanoia Prison Ministries:
- Thank God for the 67 men and 17 women we have trained mentor prisoners.
- Pray for even more mentors to joins us for each ministry site.
- Pray for student longevity in the correspondence ministry, so that they can work with the students for as long as possible.
Church Planter Jarrett Allebach of
Grace Presbyterian Church in
Worcester MA in asking God to pour out his Spirit so that their ministry will bear fruit. Pray for their new intern, Anna, as she leads outreach and discipleship among children so that they will be impacted by the gospel. Ask God to deepen their prayer ministry and their joy in Christ, especially as they seek his will for the coming year. As they move towards becoming a self-governing church, pray for holy, loving, and sacrificial leaders who respond to Jesus' call.
Join with MNA Parakaleo Church Planting Spouses Ministry to:
- Pray that Parakaleo's Here for Her campaign will raise awareness and funds to train and support church planting spouses.
- Pray for our 2020 training intensive retreats and workshops in Orlando FL, Columbus OH, Chattanooga TN, Austin TX, Atlanta GA, and other cities, as well as abroad. Pray that women will be strengthened and renewed with the gospel.
- Pray that women in Parakaleo's local and online groups will be equipped and strengthened for their ministry roles.
December 29-January 4
Join with Church Planter Eric Ashley of Parks Church, PCA (1.5 year old mission church) in Nashville TN in thanking God for recent full membership classes, adult baptisms, and Spirit-filled worship. Pray that God will protect Parks Church from internal discouragement or division in the midst of kingdom growth. Pray for weary volunteers and staff to find strength and joy in Jesus, and that God will begin establish the church in the coming months by raising up officers and providing the funds to become self-sustaining.
Join Church Planter Hansoo Jin of Harris Creek Community Church in East Baltimore MD in giving thanks that from its beginning, God's presence within the church has been evident. He has provided financially, provided key individuals both internally and externally, and provided relationships with broken people in need of Jesus. Please ask God to
show up again by providing mature Christians to join the church, and for three more adults who could help disciple new believers, provide mercy care to the needy, and become more financially self-sufficient.
Church Planter Joel Spence asks you to pray for
Hill Country Church in
Killeen TX. They are located outside of Fort Hood, the largest military base in the world. Pray that the soldiers and their families will find their church and seek to live in the light of the gospel. Pray that they will do whatever they can to help those around them see the glory of the Lord. Also pray for two of their families who are dealing with daughters addicted to meth. Both families are in the process of obtaining custody of their grandchildren from their own daughters.
Church Planter Chad Baudhuin in prayer for
All Saints Church in
Green Bay WI. Pray for increased engagement in the worship service. Pray that their TableGroup fellowships, which began in October, will foster intimacy among the church body. Finally, ask God for boldness in outreach to neighbors through hospitality and care.
January 26-February 1
Church Planter Paul May in giving thanks for God's work in
King's Cross Church in
Ashburn VA, and ask that Jesus will continue to change hearts and homes in eastern Loudoun County. They rejoice over recent births and for a healthy start to a brand new Student Ministry. They are mourning their first death as a church and struggling with miscarriages and infertility. Please pray as they train church leaders and build church culture, and for God's provision to match a growing budget. Also pray for God's direction, provision, and fruitful harvest in reaching the many Muslim and Hindu peoples that live among them.
Church Planter Jimmy Brock at
Resurrection Community Church in
Virginia Beach VA in asking for God to continue bringing new visitors to Sunday worship. Pray for him to provide a long-term part-time worship leader for their music teaml, and that many will be interested in their Christianity Explored course.
Church Planter Abraham Nuquay of
Christ New Community fellowship in
Waldorf MD in giving thanks that they will come under the supervision of Reformed Presbyterian Church of Bowie, who is supporting their work. Pray for their worship services and that they will reach the unchurched and bring people to Christ.
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