Prayer Idea 7/31/19

We continue to commit the search for a pastor to lead Calvary Baptist to the Lord God and trust in His sovereign will and in His ways.

"For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know Whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day." 2 Timothy 1:12

Prayer Idea 7/30/19

We trust in You, O Lord God. Your power is without limits. Your love is extravagant. Your plans are always the best.

"Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing." Isaiah 40:26

Prayer Idea 7/29/19

Pray that our new pastor will be filled with the Holy Spirit and devoted to the Word of God.

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the Word of truth."

2 Timothy 2:15

Prayer Idea 7/26/19

Please pray for the Pulpit Committee and the ministerial staff of Calvary Baptist to be filled with the knowledge of God's will through the power of the Holy Spirit.

"....we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints of Light." Colossians 1:9-13

Prayer Idea 7/25/19

Ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to see how God is working in the life of the church and in our own lives and give Him praise.

"For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him." Isaiah 64:4

Prayer Idea 7/23/19

Be in prayer for the pastor God will bring to our church. Ask the Lord for boldness in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

"and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak." Ephesians 6:19-20

Prayer Idea 7/22/19

Ask God to impart His wisdom to every member of the pulpit committee; to know and follow His perfect will.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, Who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you." James 1:5

Prayer Idea 7/19/19

Pray that our church, Calvary Baptist, will encourage one another in trusting Almighty God and our thankfulness for all that He is doing.

"Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." Colossians 3:16-17

Prayer Idea 7/17/19

Pray that the new pastor for Calvary Baptist will guard the truth which has been entrusted and reverence it.

"Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. Guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you."
2 Timothy 1:13-14

Prayer Idea 7/15/19

We thank You Lord that, as believers in Jesus Christ, our roots are deep in Him and we are becoming stronger in our faith every day.

"Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude." Colossians 2:6-7

Prayer Idea 7/12/19

Give thanks to the Father for calling the person He has chosen to shepherd our church. Pray the new pastor is attentive to the calling of God and is obedient to His call.

"So the Lord called Samuel again for the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, 'Here I am, for you called me.' Then Eli discerned that the Lord was calling the boy. And Eli said to Samuel, 'Go lie down, and it shall be if He calls you, that you shall say, 'Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.' So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Then the Lord came and stood and called as at other times. 'Samuel! Samuel!' And Samuel said, 'Speak, for Your servant is listening.'" I Samuel 3:8-10

Prayer Idea 7/10/19

Pray for each member of the Pulpit Committee to have an overwhelming sense of God's presence and guidance as they work through the steps of the pastor search process.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Prayer Idea 7/9/19

Pray for all the members of Calvary Baptist to abide in Christ, remaining close to Him, and to produce much fruit that glorifies the Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ, during this interim period.

"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." -John 15:4-5

Prayer Idea 7/8/19

July 8, 2019

Pray for the pulpit committee and the Calvary church family to trust the Lord with our whole hearts and minds while we search for a new pastor in the coming months.

"Trust in the Lord all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6