DeepWater Church - Prayer Requests

Brothers & Sisters, Prayer Partners,

Last spring I stopped monthly emails sharing prayer requests and needs, admittedly it was something I wish I wouldn't have done.  Recently the Lord prompted me to begin again, because prayer is so important to our lives as believers and to the health of DeepWater Church.  

Since it's been a long time, I'll remind that the focus of the 'prayer emails' is to share requests related to the DeepWater faith family & Jesus' call upon us to make disciples.  At times I'll share personal requests, which I thank you for your prayers for myself and my family.  This monthly prayer email won't be flashy but it will share needs.  So I again, thank you for praying!

This January marked 3 years since our family moved to the Isle of Palms and I praise God that he called us to such a wonderful place with great people.  It has however been a frustrating journey at times as we have continually recognized the hardness of the ground on the islands (people can be difficult to connect with and have a hardness of heart to the things of God).  The picture that came to my mind is the pick axe and that we have spent 3 years breaking up hard ground and will continue to do so.  
  • Pray for a softening of people's hearts - those skeptical, caught up in career, focused on human relationships, those complacent, ignoring God's promptings
  • For a longing to know their creator
  • For the desperation many felt during the height of the pandemic to point them to their need for Jesus
  • Pray for open doors to working with other local churches and a door to a more permanent facility
  • Pray for parents to realize the importance of faith in the lives of their children
  • Ask the Lord for us as believers to have hearts that are soft and pliable, seeing others in need of compassion, understanding and the love of Christ
  • That our faith family would take the next 10 days (to Easter) to pursue Jesus more intentionally by reading the Bible, praying, fasting and taking action steps
  • Pray that there would be no competition or territorialism between this Kingdom work we will be more effective together.

The Lord has showed me that we are moving into a season of more intentional 'seed casting', which means it's time to proclaim the Gospel with more boldness, courage and consistency.  (The above picture shows a seed spreader!). Many of the below requests will direct you to pray with boldness asking God to let the seed fall on rich soil.
  • Pray for boldness for me as the pastor and for our leadership to lead by example in sharing the Gospel
  • For our the EASTER At The Beach service at 10am on the Isle of Palms front beach, for many to come and hear about our Risen King Jesus - also for good weather, few distractions and all the details to be worked out
  • Ask the Lord to bless the '7 Stations to Tell the Story' Good Friday joint service with St. Mark's Lutheran Church (7:41pm at St.Mark's on the south lawn)
  • For two Christian sisters in our faith family that have had recent scares over heart irregularities 
  • That the Gospel seeds would fall on good soil in our children and students' lives
  • Salvation to come to some at the Easter service and with those whom we share with personally
  • For the Holy Spirit to bring a holy reverence & joyful freedom to our worship services
  • For Discipleship relationships to take root in our faith family
Those are quite a few requests for starting back the email, but I am so thankful for your prayers.  To God be the glory, may He work in powerful and miraculous ways! 
Anticipating the Resurrection Celebration,

(Note that this email is sent without my lovely wife proofing for typos or grammatical mistakes!)

*10 DAYS TO EASTER - DeepWater has prepared a spiritual preparation guide to build anticipation and preparedness for the cross and empty tomb - please click here!

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