Dr. Doug Witherup
Please pray for our 2021 word of the year, FREEDOM.
What does the Lord want you to live free from in 2021?
Pray that we would have HOPE for FREEDOM.
Pray that we would get our hopes up! Pray against discouragement that would keep people bound in the their chains.
Pray that we would get a VISION of freedom for our lives.
What could our lives look like if we were truly free? What could our ministry, marriage (or future marriage), and family look like? What could our relationship with God look like?
Pray that we would have the STEPS toward freedom.
Freedom is both a process and an event.
Pray that God would show us the steps through the story of the Israelites’ freedom from Egypt that we can follow towards our freedom.
Pray this over our church and community:
“Therefore, say to the people of Israel: ‘I am the Lord. I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt. I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment. I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God who has freed you from your oppression in Egypt. I will bring you into the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will give it to you as your very own possession. I am the Lord!’ ” (Exodus 6:6-8)
Pray for our 21 Days of Prayer and 21 Days of Freedom devotional that thousands would be set free from bondage into the fullness of what God has for them!
Southeastern University Focus
Pastor Kevin Smith
Lead Family Life Pastor/SEU Director
This January, SEU Carolina students return on campus to finish out the 2020–21 academic year. As we return on campus for in-person instruction, please pray for the safety of our students and faculty as we navigate being open in the middle of a pandemic. Please pray that their minds would be enriched by their studies, and pray that they would be diligent in finishing the semester strong. And most of all, pray for each of our students and faculty to start the year off right by having a personal encounter with Jesus.
Family Life Focus
Pastor Mikayla Ellis, Pastor Justin Simpson
Please join us in prayer for the students and faculty of this month’s featured schools: Patriots Elementary School, A.T. Allen Elementary School, Harris Road Middle School, and Jay M. Robinson High School. Join us in prayer for the students and faculty of these schools to be open to God’s presence, for the students and faculty who are believers to have boldness to lead their peers in finding life and freedom, and also for anointing on teachers to speak into the next generation. Lastly, join us as we pray for spiritual leadership to rise up within the family. Lastly, join us on the offensive to pray for your family members that are lost would become Wide Awake to God’s love and Fully Alive to the plans God has for them.
Multiply Evangelism Focus
Pastor Marvel Pope
As we pray and believe for freedom this year, let’s all pray and believe for lost souls to find freedom from their sins and live Wide Awake to the love of God and Fully Alive to their purpose. Pray and agree especially for our lost family members and sons and daughters of the Multiply Church family.
Pastor Gwen Stowers, Pastor Harrison Skey
Joey and Gabi Ross are missionaries serving in Ecuador in three main areas: Church planting/revitalization, university ministry, and to raise up young adults for the Kingdom of God. They serve alongside Ashley and Meredith Penley, who are longtime partners of Multiply Church. Pray for open hearts in the churches they minister to. Pray for the country to open once again for teams from churches to come help them in their ministry. Pray also for national leaders to be brought to them so they can train them for the work of the Lord.
Featured Dream Center Ministry
The Department of Health and Human Services is one of the Dream Center’s community partners from right here in Cabarrus County. They strive to advance the health, safety, and well-being of all North Carolinians. Pray for the Department of Health and Human Services as they continue to meet the needs of people not only in our community, but all around the state. Pray for their future office that will be located in the Cabarrus Dream Center, and that it will be an opportunity to provide services to people right here in our community. We believe that through their services, God’s lost children will be reconciled and provided for in our community and state.
Concord Academy welcomes the new year. Please continue to pray for wisdom and guidance as we navigate the frequent storms that seem to arise throughout this COVID season. As the admissions process for the 2021-2022 begins, pray for those families and students returning as well as the many new students who will make the Academy their home for the new school year. Multiply Church prayer warriors, we thank you for continuing to hold up the Academy in prayer. The prayers of many have both carried and propelled the school.
Pray for the members of the Cabarrus County sheriff’s department to have divine protection, peace, and courage. Pray for the Lord to send righteous individuals to be officers and to give Sheriff Van Shaw insight and wisdom. Pray for community peace and a good relationship with law enforcement.