Dr. Doug Witherup
Let’s pray for our nation. When this is published, the election will have taken place, and we pray that whoever is in office would govern this nation according to Godly, Biblical values and principles. Pray for revival in our churches and in our nation. Pray that the Holy Spirit would convict people of sin and that many would turn to Christ. Pray as we gear up for our Miracle Offering on November 15th. Pray that even in the midst of a crazy year that our overwhelming generosity and overflowing joy, like the Macedonians that Paul talks about in his letter to the Corinthian church, would flow even in the midst of extreme trials and financial hardship.
Southeastern University Focus
Pastor Kevin Smith Lead Family Life Pastor/SEU Director
We have begun our hustle recruiting for the 2021 fall semester. In the season of Covid, things look a lot different. Our traditional streams of leads have been cut off. Youth conventions have been cancelled, college fairs have been re-scheduled, and churches are either online only or closed altogether. In this season, we need to pivot. We need to identify new places to connect with students, new ways to generate leads. Pray that God would give us a supernatural wisdom from above as we ask, seek, and knock for the remedy. Pray that God’s plan for the future of SEU Carolina would be established.
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: Harrisburg Elementary School, Pitts School Road Elementary School, and Northwest Cabarrus (middle and high). We are praying for these teacher and student bodies to be open for God’s presence; for those who are believers to have boldness to lead their peers in finding life and freedom, and for anointing on the teachers to speak into the next generation. Lastly, please join us as we pray for spiritual leadership to rise up within the family.
Multiply Evangelism Focus
Pastor Marvel Pope
As we approach the holiday season, there will be many people who are overwhelmed with life. Many times the holidays bring feelings of loneliness, which leads to a sense of hopelessness. Let’s pray that people will find their hope and comfort in Jesus. That those who are walking around not fully awake to the love of God or fully alive to their purpose in Him would realize their need to be awake to God’s saving grace, and fully alive to the purpose God has for them. Spend time interceding for the lost souls that so desperately need Jesus.
Pastor Gwen Stowers, Pastor Harrison Skey
Missions and Outreach Featured Missionary
Wayne and Natalie Sawatsky are missionaries serving in a sensitive country in Eurasia. They work closely alongside locals to develop an underground church to reach lost people, create disciples, and release them into their purpose. Due to the nature of the area they serve in, pray for softened hearts of the local people, as Christianity is not on the forefronts of their minds. Pray for people of peace — people who they can share and collaborate with who know the Lord. Pray for breakthrough in their ministry and area: for the lost to be found and for disciples to be made.
Featured Dream Center Ministry
Cooperative Christian Ministry is one of our Dream Center partners that serves our community in the areas of housing, food assistance, financial assistance, and career development. They have been engaging the community at a high level during the Covid pandemic. Pray for favor with the community. Pray for people’s tangible and spiritual needs to be met. Pray for CCM’s future space in the Dream Center to be a blessing beyond what has ever been imagined.
Concord Academy is blessed! Thank you, prayer warriors, for continuing to hold up Concord Academy in prayer. Please join us in giving thanks and praise to Him who makes all things possible during this Thanksgiving month. We praise Him for the health and safety He has provided during these uncertain times. We praise Him that Concord Academy’s doors and physical classrooms remain open to the students, families, and staff He has ordained to be part of the Concord Academy family this year. Please join us in giving thanks and petitioning for His continued grace, mercy, peace, and guidance in all areas.
Pray for EMTs and medical personnel, clinics, and Atrium Health-Cabarrus hospital to be equipped by God to do their work effectively bringing healing and wholeness to every patient. Ask God to give strength and protection from sickness to each person as they tend to the sick. Pray for increased resources and balanced management to our hospitals and clinics.