Join us on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm as we pray for the needs in our church, community, and world.
14 Days of Intentional Prayer
Day 1: Monday, August 3
Today, spend some time praying that God would open your eyes to see where He is working, and how you can join Him.
As you pray this, look around you and listen to the people around you.
God is at work.
Day 2: Tuesday, August 4
Today, spend some time praying about how our church can get involved in our community in a way that makes a lasting impact for the Kingdom of God.
As God reveals where He is working, make notes.
This would be a great day to get out and walk in your neighborhood praying for the families. As God gives you opportunity, pray specifically for people and their needs. Also, as God gives you opportunity, invite people to church. Invite them to attend online or in person.
Day 3: Wednesday, August 5
Spend time praying today that God will give you an opportunity to interact with people who need to have a relationship with God. Pray that God will open doors to share how He would want you to share.
Again, this is a great day to go walk in your community and pray.
Thank God for the opportunities that He gives you.
Day 4: Thursday, August 6
Pray for our School Program. (At this time, we do not have a name for the program)
Pray that God would open doors for us to minister to families who have made a decision to keep their students’ home for the first part of the school year.
Pray that we will be fully prepared
Pray that we will be fully staffed
Pray that we will be observant to see needs that we can meet
Pray that God will use this program to accomplish His will.
As you pray this, pay close attention to people that “pop into your mind.” Ask God how you should respond.
Day 5: Friday, August 7
This evening and tomorrow morning are special days in the life of our church. Several months ago, Pastor Craig heard Cynthia Tobias speaking on the radio program “Focus on the Family.” When he heard her talk, he began thinking what a great blessing it would be for FBC Bridgeport to have her come and share about parenting with our church and our community. God is so gracious, and we have the privilege to have Cynthia at our church tonight.
Please pray that God would move through this event. We are opening the church for those who want to come see her in person, and we are also live streaming the event.
To us, the circumstances (COVID 19) make this event difficult. To God, the circumstances are not the least bit of a challenge.
Pray that God will work only as God can work.
We want you to plan on being a part of the blessing. We want you to attend live, or on Facebook Live.
Day 6: Saturday, August 8
Continue praying for Cynthia Tobias. Pray that God will use her to bring hope to parents. As school approaches, parents are making tough decisions. Do I send my child to school? Do I keep my child home? What will I do about my job? … and the list goes on.
In God’s infinite wisdom, He worked all things out so that Cynthia could be here when parents are making these tough decisions. Pray that God will use her to bring hope and peace to the parents.
This evening why not get out and walk about your community and pray for parents?
Day 7: Sunday, August 9
Simply pray that First Baptist Bridgeport will be a light to this community and the surrounding communities.
As you pray this, pay attention to what God lays on your heart. Journal what comes to mind as you pray.
Consider joining with other members on Monday evening for a 3-meal fast. Skip dinner tomorrow night, and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday. Use that time to focus on what God has shown you over the previous 6 days
Day 8: Monday, August 10
Begin by thanking God for an opportunity for a fresh start. Pray that God would open your eyes as you go to work or are about in your community to see people how God sees them.
“God, give us eyes to see the hurt that people are experiencing because of the difficulties that are going on with Covid-19. Open our eyes to see the needs of people who have lost their jobs. To see the families that are hurting because unanticipated changes. God, help us to be a light in a dark situation.”
Journal what comes to mind as you pray.
This is a great day to get out in your community and walk (or drive if necessary) and pray for the people you see. If God gives you the opportunity to talk with people, embrace that opportunity.
Consider fasting for a day. If your health does not permit this, then that is fine. If you can, why not skip dinner tonight and breakfast and lunch tomorrow. Each time you feel hunger pangs, pray for the people who have come to your mind as you have been praying over the last week.
(On a side note, if you do this, dinner tomorrow night will be even better)
Day 9: Tuesday, August 11
If you are fasting, skip breakfast and lunch (I promise you will survive). Use the time that you would spend eating to pray for people who have “popped into your mind” as you have been praying for the previous 8 days.
I highlight “popped into your mind” because we often write that off as coincidence, when often it is God speaking to you. Pray that God would give you clarity in what you are to do next.
Pray that God will give you opportunities to interact with those people who have come to mind.
After enjoying a great dinner, why not get out in the community and walk or drive and see who God puts in your path.
Day 10: Wednesday, August 12
Let’s spend today and the next couple days praying that God would work through our church and accomplish what only He can accomplish.
Pray that God would give the staff and all the lay leadership eyes to see where God is working.
As you pray, God may reveal needs to you that we as a church can meet. Journal those, don’t just let them go away.
Pray that we would see God work.
Day 11: Thursday, August 13
Continue praying as we began yesterday, that God would work through our church to accomplish what only He can accomplish.
Pray for the ministries that we have in place right now that God would work through us.
Primera (Hispanic Campus)
Day 12: Friday, August 14
Spend time today praying for the needs of others. As you have prayed over the last 11 days, undoubtedly, God has brought people and their needs to your mind.
Spend time praying for them.
If God has not brought anyone to mind, pray that He will.
Again, this is a great day to get out in your community and walk (or drive) and pray for the families.
Have you thought about having some neighbors over, or making and taking them a meal? I am not saying God is leading you to do this, but He could be.
Day 13: Saturday, August 15
Look back over your journal for the last 12 days. Consider each person that God has laid on your heart. Consider each need that God has laid on your heart.
Pray for each one of them today.
Pray that God will show you what your response should be. Journal any insights.
Day 14: Sunday, August 16
Day of Praise
Thank God for how He has revealed Himself to you. As you consider the people and the opportunities that God has laid on your heart over the last 13 days, realize that you have encountered Holy God, the Creator of all. Thank God for the encounter.
Ask God to continue to reveal himself to you, and that you would know what your response ought to be.
Journal your thoughts.