Churches in waco

1. Columbus Avenue Baptist Church

2. St. Francis on the Brazos Catholic Church

3. St. Mark Lutheran Church

 

Prayer focus

  • Health and healing among the members, leadership, and staff

  • Wisdom and clarity in the transition processes during Covid-19

  • A Spirit of unity in each church, and with the other churches in our community 

Scriptures

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”  (3John 1:2)
"The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness." (Psalm 41:3)
"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)
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)
“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3)
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!" (Psalm 133:1)

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Education and Schools

1. Brook Avenue Elementary

2. Indian Spring Middle School

3. University High School

4. Texas State Technical College (TSTC)

Prayer focus

  • God’s presence in schools, colleges, and universities

  • Teachers and administrators who honor His statutes, protect our children and inspire them to discover their God-given callings

  • Reverence for scriptural tenets to once again permeate America’s classrooms

Scriptures

“And if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:3-6
“Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.” Psalms 119:66
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of Wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

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FIRST RESPONDERS

Prayer focus

  • Protection, respect, and community support

  • Wisdom, justice, and fairness to be practiced in all aspects of law enforcement, and for God's laws to be upheld

  • God’s will to be done in this community “as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10)

Scriptures

“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.” Amos 5:24
“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:12
“See that none of you repays another with evil for evil, but always aim to show kindness and seek to do good to one another and to everybody.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15 

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City and County Government

Prayer focus

  • Wisdom, discernment, and hearts open to God's leading

  • Faithful believers praying and giving thanks for all city and county government officials

  • Biblical principles prevailing in the public square and throughout the halls of government

Scriptures

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

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Homes, Families, and Neighbors

Prayer focus

  • God's blessings on the families in our community

  • Strengthening of marriages and healing of relationships

  • God's wisdom and leading in parenting and the maintaining of traditional values in the home

  • Husbands, wives, parents, and children to grow in respect and honor for one another

  • For the love, grace, and truth of Christ to be experienced in the home

Scriptures

“Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”Romans 13:9b-10
"Regard (treat with honor, due obedience, and courtesy) your father and mother, that your days may be long in the land the Lord your God gives you." Exodus 20:12 
“Then Jesus told His disciples…that they should always pray and not give up.” Luke 18:1

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Community Ministries

1. Pathways Ministry at Columbus Avenue 

(Food pantry, clothing closet, utility bills, snack packs for the homeless; backpacks in schools)

2. Care Net

(Help for pregnancy decisions to provide an alternative to abortion, pregnancy testing, etc.)

3. Compassion Ministries

(Help and housing for homeless families)

Prayer focus

  • Financial provision to be able to care for the "least of these" in our community

  • Workers for the harvest field - volunteers ready and willing to serve

  • God's wisdom for the leadership of the ministries

  • For God to pour out His love & compassion on the poor and the needy among us

Scriptures

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40
"If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday." Isaiah 58:10
“For You have been a stronghold for the poor, a stronghold for the needy person in his distress, a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat.” Isaiah 25:4

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