Mar
20
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 15

Wednesday, March 20

Royal Ambassadors & Baptist High School Young Men

Our RA program teaches elementary and high school aged boys about missions, while also involving them in hands-on mission projects. Pray that as the students and teachers in our RA program meet tonight they will grow a heart for reaching others with the gospel.

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Mar
21
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 16

Thursday, March 21

Women’s Ministry

Our women’s ministry sponsors a wide array of Bible studies, conferences, and mission opportunities throughout the year. Pray the leaders and participants in this ministry will help propel the mission and vision of our church.

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Mar
22
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 17

Friday, March 22

Young and Newly Married Couples

Those who are new in the covenant of marriage face unique joys and challenges as they begin the journey of two becoming one.  Pray the newlyweds in our church family will find mentors and friends who can support and sustain them as they begin their life together.

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Mar
23
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 18

Saturday, March 23

Child Care Team

Providing a safe and caring environment for children takes a team of dedicated people who often work behind the scenes.  As we anticipate gathering tomorrow for study and fellowship, pray in gratitude for those who are willing to serve the youngest among us.  Also pray that God will raise up new servants to sustain and grow this ministry into the future.

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Mar
24
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 19

Sunday, March 24

Children & Youth Minister Search Teams

We have two teams of people currently searching for the right persons to fill these vital roles. Pray for their unity, clarity, and direction as they seek to lead us to the future staff members God has in mind for us.

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Mar
25
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 20

Monday, March 25

Our Communications Team

We desire to more effectively tell the story of what God is doing through Bonsack, and to do it in a way that connects with the community beyond our walls. Pray for all those who have a hand in crafting our newsletters, social media posts, blogs, bulletins, videos, and other channels of communication. Pray that God will be glorified in all of it.

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Mar
26
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 21

Tuesday, March 26

College Students

Across our country there is a tendency for college students to drift away from church as they leave home.  Pray today for the college students who are a part of the Bonsack family. Pray that they will continue to build on the spiritual foundation that has been laid, and that they will be effective witnesses for Christ.

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Mar
27
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 22

Wednesday, March 27

The WEEC 

Our Weekday Early Education Center is a vibrant ministry that nurtures mental and spiritual development for preschool and afterschool students.  Pray today for the many families with whom we have the chance to build relationships through this ministry. Pray these families will be spiritually healthy and that God will draw them into relationship with Him.

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Mar
28
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 23

Thursday, March 28

Food Bank Ministry

Every Thursday morning a team of volunteers serve as many as 40 families from our community who are in need of food assistance. Pray that physical and spiritual needs would be met through this ministry, and that genuine relationships would be formed for the good of God’s kingdom.

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Mar
29
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 24

Friday, March 29

Deacons

We have a team of over 40 individuals who have been set aside to serve our congregation as Deacons.  Among other acts of service, each of these servant leaders are assigned a group of families to whom they minister throughout the year.  Pray God will uphold our deacons as they carry out their ministry. Pray also for the relationships they build with their families.

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Mar
30
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 25

Saturday, March 30

Audio/Visual Team

It would be easy to take for granted all those who work behind the scenes to manage the lights, microphones, sound, and multimedia presentations that enrich our worship services and other gatherings. Today, offer thanks for these servants. Pray God will bless their families and their ministry.

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Mar
31
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 26

Sunday, March 31

The Unity of Worship Venues

The fact that we have two different worship venues enables us to reach a wider cross section of people.  However, we must pray that while we may worship in two different spaces, we remain unified in our love for each other and in our shared mission. Pray today that Bonsack Baptist will be one church proclaiming one faith in one Lord.

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Apr
1
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 27

Monday, April 1

Outreach Team

Every Monday evening a team of volunteers meet at the church to follow up with guests at recent worship services. Through cards, phone calls, and personal visits, they seek to answer questions and extend a warm welcome.  Pray that God will ordain the contacts they will host tonight.

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Apr
2
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 28

Tuesday, April 2

Children’s Teachers

Jesus welcomed little children into His presence.  Pray today for those who give of their time to welcome and teach our preschool and school aged children each week. Pray they will build meaningful relationships with the children and their families and will find effective ways to communicate Biblical truth to them.

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Apr
3
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 29

Wednesday, April 3

Girls In Action & Acteens

Every Wednesday night, young ladies in elementary school through high school meet to learn about missions and to pray for those who lead mission work throughout the world.  They also engage in various service projects for our church and community. Pray for these young ladies and their leaders as they gather tonight.

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Apr
4
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 30

Thursday, April 4

Single Adults

The New Testament identifies singleness as a holy way of life. Without the time demands of a family to care for, the single among us often devote themselves more fully to the service of Christ and His church.  Pray the single adults in our congregation will find authentic community and fulfilling opportunities for service.

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Apr
5
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 31

Friday, April 5

Those in Financial Distress

Many within our congregation live with anxieties about how to meet the financial demands placed upon them.  Often, these burdens are carried in secret, which only increases their weight. Pray those in financial distress will find meaningful solutions to their problems. Pray also they will find the release to share their burdens with others who can help them.

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Apr
6
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 32

Saturday, April 6

Men’s Ministry

Our men’s ministry sponsors fellowship, discipleship, and outreach events for the men of our church.  In an age of confusion about gender, pray this ministry will help to raise up Godly men who serve their families, their church, and their community.

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Apr
7
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 33

Sunday, April 7

Greeters & Ushers

People often form quick impressions about church based on their first experiences when they walk in the door. Pray that our greeters and ushers will provide a space of welcome and hospitality today for all who come to worship and study with us.

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Apr
8
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 34

Monday, April 8

Administrative Staff

There are many people who work behind the scenes in our church office to keep our ministers and their ministries organized and efficient. Offer thanks today for those who display the gifts of administration.  Pray God’s blessings on their work and on their families.

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Apr
9
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 35

Tuesday, April 9

PURE / Special Needs Ministry

Our friends in our special needs ministry bless us with their warmth and kindness. Pray for those who meet every Sunday in our Bonsack Hall, and for those who meet together at North Roanoke Assisted Living.  Pray also for their leaders. Pray that the love of Jesus would radiate through their gathering.

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Apr
10
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 36

Wednesday, April 10

Power Hour / Youth Ministry

Our youth gather on Wednesday nights for worship and fellowship.  Pray that tonight’s gathering will be a time of welcome and growth for our young people. Pray they will be equipped to live as Godly teenagers among their friends and classmates. Pray they will be unified in love for each other and for Christ.

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Apr
11
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 37

Thursday, April 11

Upcoming Mission Trips

This year we are sending mission teams to Nickelsville, VA, Standing Rock, SD, Alaska, Nicaragua, and Kenya. Pray for the preparations already taking place for these trips. Pray for those who will travel, and also for those to whom they will minister. Pray that relationships will be built and that the love of Jesus will be shared.

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Apr
12
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 38

Friday, April 12

A Vision for Off-Site Community

There are populations of people in our region who might never physically come to our church campus.  How might God be calling us to go to them and plant the seeds of Christian community where they are?  Pray that God will give us a sense of vision, unity, and passion to take the gospel to people instead of waiting on them to come to us.

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Apr
13
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 39

Saturday, April 13

Unity of Our Staff

With recent changes in our staff, roles and responsibilities are changing. Pray that our staff will remain unified in their loyalty to each other, their commitment to our church’s mission and vision, and their passion for leading our congregation into God’s future for Bonsack Baptist.

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Mar
19
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 14

Tuesday, March 19

Youth Sunday School Teachers

Those who teach our youth have the potential to impact their lives in profound ways.  Pray that our youth Sunday School teachers will be effective in building relationships with and communicating truth to our students.

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Mar
18
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 13

Monday, March 18

The Personnel Committee

This team of people is charged with oversight of the policies and the performance of all church staff.  Especially in this time of staff transition, pray they will have wisdom as they discern the most useful and effective way to staff our church for the future.

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Mar
16
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 11

Saturday, March 16

Custodial Staff

We have a team of people who often work behind the scenes and at odd hours to keep our facility clean and functional.  Pray that God will bless them and their families today, and that we will be sensitive to their physical and spiritual well-being.

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Mar
15
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 10

Friday, March 15

Senior Adult Ministry

We are blessed with active seniors who continue to use their gifts and energies to serve our church and our community. Pray that our church will effectively meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in this unique season of life while also providing opportunities to participate in fulfilling the mission and vision of Bonsack Baptist.

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Mar
14
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 9

Thursday, March 14

Colonial Elementary Partnership

This partnership is expressed in various ways, including reading to children, serving teachers, and helping with projects on the buildings and grounds. Pray that this partnership blesses the students, teachers, and families of this school, and that doors are opened for God’s love to be shared.

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Mar
13
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 8

Wednesday, March 13

Music Time For Kids

We are blessed with a vibrant music program for preschoolers and children through sixth grade. As they rehearse tonight for their spring program, pray that the children and their leaders will catch a vision of excellence and passion for Jesus. Also pray as the process of recruiting leaders for next season begins.

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Mar
12
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 7

Tuesday, March 12

Adult Sunday School Teachers

Those who teach Sunday School must begin preparing their lessons early in the week. Pray that the lessons they bring this week will truly deepen people’s spirits and will lead us to a greater love for God and for our neighbor. Pray that our Sunday School remains a vital tool for reaching, teaching, and ministering to people.

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Mar
11
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 6

Monday, March 11

The Stewardship Committee

We have a team of people charged with oversight of our church’s financial resources. This group must keep the various needs and dreams of church in balance while they seek to direct our resources in the most useful and effective manor. Pray for their wisdom and discernment.

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Mar
10
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 5

Sunday, March 10

The CLC Praise Team

We are blessed with gifted musicians who dedicate many hours each week to lead the music in our Community Life Center worship services. Pray that God will use them today and every week to prepare people to receive the word of God.

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Mar
9
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 4

Saturday, March 9

Our Homebound and Healthcare Facility Residents

Pray for those whose health restricts them to their homes, or who have had to leave their homes to reside in one of the many healthcare facilities in our area. Pray that they will be shielded from loneliness and that they will know of their ongoing participation in the body of Christ.

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Mar
8
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 3

Friday, March 8 

Rec Center and Coffee Shop Volunteers

We have a small army of volunteers who give their time each week to operate the rec center and the coffee shop. Pray that God will bless their ministry of hospitality, and that all who come through our doors during the week will find this a place of welcome and Christian care.

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Mar
7
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 2

Thursday, March 7 

Community Ministries

Many people in our church family volunteer their time in various ministries throughout our community. This includes such organizations as the Rescue Mission, Straight Street, and the Blue Ridge Women’s Center. Pray that God will bless the efforts of these ministries. Also pray that all of us will develop a heart for service.

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Mar
6
12:00 AM00:00

40 Days of Prayer: Day 1

Wednesday, March 6 

The Unsaved and Unchurched of our Community

We begin by praying for the people of our community whom God is calling us to reach. Pray that their hearts will be open to hearing and receiving God’s love in Jesus Christ. Just as importantly, pray that we as a church will have a genuine desire to build relationships with them.

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