The 10,000 President’s Prayer Partners is a fast-growing group of Carolina Conference constituents who take matters such as these to their knees. We invite you to join us, and make this monthly list a matter of prayer. Together we seek the Lord for His answers and provisions to every need we bring before Him.
1. PRAYERS OF PRAISE & PETITIONS FROM OUR PASTORS & TEACHERS
As a team of colleagues and fellow workers for Christ, our pastors and educators represent the solidarity of their commitment to a ministry that impacts so many hearts for Heaven in our churches and schools. As long as there is one submission, I plan to highlight each request that comes in from our pastors and our educators so we can uplift each praise or petition before our Heavenly Father as a team of President’s Prayer Partners:
2. PRAY FOR OUR TEACHERS AND CHURCH SCHOOLS
In her landmark book on the subject of Education, Ellen White penned the real mission of the schools of the prophets. May I suggest that this is the primary the purpose and function of every Adventist church school across North and South Carolina: “These schools were intended to serve as a barrier against the wide-spreading corruption, to provide for the mental and spiritual welfare of the youth, and to promote the prosperity of the nation by furnishing it with men [and women] qualified to act in the fear of God as leaders and counselors.” -- Education, Page 46
Would you join me in uplifting these schools and their teachers in our prayers this month?
3. PRAYING FOR OUR CHURCH DISTRICTS & PASTORS
Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, these words of encouragement were penned for our churches: “Ask of me, and I will answer your requests. The promise is made on condition that the united prayers of the church are offered, and in answer to these prayers there may be expected a power greater than that which comes in answer to private prayer. The power given will be proportionate to the unity of the members and their love for God and for one another.” [9MR, 303]
Praying for our pastors is very important. They are serving God and the attacks of the enemy are relentless. They must be covered in prayer on a daily basis.
Our prayers should be personalized by saying the title of pastor along with their name since they hold a position of sacred trust for God’s remnant church.
Here’s a suggestion for this month: Why not pray for our pastors by name using these seven scriptural passages:
For Protection from Satan
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).
For Protection from Our Own Sinful Hearts
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. (James 1:14-15)
For Deep Spiritual Encouragement
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. (Romans 1:11-12)
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (James 1:5)
For Doctrinal Faithfulness
By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you
(2 Timothy 1:14).
For A Healthy Body
But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified (1 Corinthians 9:27).
For A Strong Marriage & Family
Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church (1 Timothy 3:2-6)
Pastors Church; Company & Groups
1. Jorge Baute _ ____ Pastor
Upward SDA Church
Fairview SDA Church
Asheville SDA Korean Group
2. Jason Belyeu _ ___ Pastor
Columbia First SDA Church
Irmo SDA Fellowship Company
3. Marcos Bernal _ _______________ Pastor
New Bern Spanish SDA Church
Wilmington Spanish SDA Company
Myrtle Beach Spanish SDA Group
4. Steve Bietz__ _ ______ Pastor
Morganton SDA Church
Table Rock SDA Church
Valdese Great Hope Mission Group
5. Elvera Blake Assistant Part-time Pastor
Fletcher SDA Church
6. Ivan Blake _____ _____________Pastor
Fletcher SDA Church
7. Daniel Bran, Jr.__ Pastor
Tryon SDA Church
CONSIDER SENDING THESE PASTORS AN E-MAIL NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND AFFIRMATION WHEN YOU HAVE PRAYED FOR THEM. BEGINNING WITH THIS ISSUE, WE’VE LISTED THEIR E-MAILS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AS MEMBERS OF OUR CAROLINA PRESIDENTS’ PRAYER PARTNER TEAM