“My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud; my voice rises to God, and He will hear me.” (Psalm 77:1)
I am thankful for the privilege of prayer and of the continual invitation and example we see for prayer in the Scriptures; passages such as this verse from the Psalms once again affirm the reality that we serve a God who hears our prayers, and is powerful both to answer and respond.
As you gather in your own quiet time, in a small group, or within the setting of the congregation, may these intercessions be lifted up to the LORD:
- Praise God for the 61 first-year students to our campus and the 39 returning students. We are grateful for God’s drawing of these young people to our campus for the study of God’s word and anticipate a mighty work in their lives and in the impact they will have within their spheres of influence.
- Pray for all our students, Seminary and Bible College, that hearts and minds are turned to the LORD through the study of His word, the worship of His people, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within our community of faith. We seek also that good study and fellowship habits are experienced by all of our students.
- Pray that many of our church’s high school juniors and seniors would register and participate in the 2019 “Up Close” event scheduled for October 17-18 at our campus. This gathering is designed specifically for 11th and 12th graders to get an up-close and personal look at the Free Lutheran Bible College. Students will experience a night of activities on campus, a morning of classes and chapel service, and several workshops to learn about life before, during, and after their college experience on our campus.
- Pray for those facing difficulty, burden, and challenges in their lives. We remember especially the thousands impacted by Hurricane Dorian and subsequent recovery efforts underway. Further, let us remember those who are facing health battles and grieving the loss of loved ones. May the peace of the Lord rest upon them in extra measure.
- Pray for the persecuted church and that we always are mindful of the connection we have as part of the church universal through the blood of Christ. We remember specifically the church in Hong Kong which includes a large number of Lutheran congregations. May we continually uphold these brothers and sisters that their faith remains strong, that God be glorified, and their witness in the most difficult of circumstances brings conversion to those who persecute them.
- Pray for our Staff and instructors—may You richly fill their hearts with encouragement and joy as they labor in the Kingdom by teaching, serving, equipping, mentoring, and listening.
- Pray for at least 7 new students to begin Seminary studies in the coming year. We give thanks for our Seminary’s 27 students, and for God’s faithfulness in calling men as we began specific prayer in 2016 for the raising up of 40 new pastors in the course of 5 years. By God’s grace, we are nearing this goal. Praise Him!
- Please pray for beginning of construction on the Student Life Center, still slated to open next fall. The city of Plymouth has everything they need and we are waiting for the final go-ahead to start digging.
- Praise God for 28 FLBC students already accepted for next fall!
Your partnership in prayer is valued and appreciated!
On behalf of the Intercessor team,
Pastor Kirk Flaa, Sioux Falls, SD