National Day of Prayer, May 7th
On the Campus of First Baptist Church of Augusta
You are invited to participate in a prayer walk on the perimeter drive of FBC Augusta this Thursday, May 7th. This is an opportunity to pray for our community, church, and our individual lives. As you walk the perimeter drive of the church, signs will be posted giving guidance on ways to pray.
A few thoughts as you participate
• Please maintain social distancing as you walk the campus.
• Pause at each sign to read the prayer suggestion, and then continue walking as you pray.
• The “starting point” will be at the intersection of our campus drive on the corner of campus near the main sanctuary. You will see a large sandwich board sign designating the start.
• Prayer signs will be up by 7:30AM Thursday morning and will remain through the evening.
• Please do not drive around the perimeter of campus to participate.
• If you are unable to physically walk the campus or prefer to stay at home, a list of the prayer suggestions is provided below so you can pray wherever you are!
So join us outside to pray, enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, get a little exercise, and celebrate being a part of our wonderful community of faith!
• As you begin, pray and center your spirit. Imagine that God walks with you in this moment.
• Pray for traditional worship. Pray for those who plan and lead each week.
• Pray for ministry staff. Pray that God will guide them in the decisions that are ahead.
• Pray for weekday education. Pray for those who continue to work and feel the strain caused by the lack of childcare.
• Pray for ministry with children and families. Pray that children will feel the loving guidance from adults around them. Pray that parents will be sustained as all of life converges in their homes.
• Pray for contemporary worship. Pray for those who plan and lead each week. Pray for all the technical aspects that support all of ministry through our online presence.
• Pray for our missional efforts, which are too numerous to name! The MAC Building reminds us of our “launching pad” as we serve the community.
• Pray for Jesus’ Special Followers. Allow it to guide you to pray for all who experience unique challenges due to unusual circumstances.
• Pray for student ministry. Pray for calm as our students feel this disruption of life. Pray for parents as they continue to raise their kids in faith.
• Pray for Bible study groups. Give thanks for our ability to remain connected. Pray that the study of the scriptures renews us.
• Pray for the community. The Fellowship Hall reminds us of our relationships throughout the CSRA. Pray for health and well-being for all.
• Pray for God’s protection. Pray that God will guide us as we battle this virus. Pray for our leaders, those who do research, and those who care for the sick.
• As you approach the steeple, allow it to be a reminder that we stand as a light of Christ in the community. Pray that we will continue to show the love of Christ in the world.
• Finally, as you prepare to head home, give thanks. Name something specific for which you are grateful. As you do, let it remind you that God still goes before you. AMEN!