The month of September marks the primary emphasis for the North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO). Please join in a special prayer emphasis for NCMO and ministries it supports in the week leading up and into September.
“Relief for today. Hope for tomorrow.” is the theme for this year’s North Carolina Missions Offering (NCMO).
Even in the midst of dire circumstances, God has filled our hearts with a joy that must be carried forth in love and ministry to others.
The theme is based upon Romans 15:13, which says “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (HCSB).
Following are some suggested daily prayer points for individuals and churches. These prayer points are also available online at ncmissionsoffering.org/pray.
Sunday, Aug. 29 – Baptists on Mission
Pray for the leadership of Baptists on Mission and the 19 different ministries they support. Ask God to use these ministries and everyone involved in them to take the gospel to people in need and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Monday, Aug. 30 – Church Planting Pastors
Pray for church planters, and ask the Father to draw many people to Jesus through new churches across North Carolina. Pray that God would raise up more church planters across our state.
Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Disaster Relief
Thank the Lord for the work of disaster relief volunteers, and pray for them as they show and share Jesus’ love with people in need.
Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Mission Camps
Pray for the directors and volunteers of the mission camps in Red Springs and Shelby as they share the good news of Jesus by serving local residents of these communities.
Thursday, Sept. 2 – Church Planting Consultants
Pray for church planting consultants with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina who help recruit, train and encourage church planters across our state.
Friday, Sept. 3 – Baptist Associations
Pray for the local Baptist associations that work with local congregations to reach their communities for Christ by strengthening churches, sharing the gospel and making disciples.
Saturday, Sept. 4 – Medical/Dental/Health Ministry
Thank God for the medical professionals, pastors and counselors who volunteer their time to bring physical and spiritual help to hurting people. Pray that patients will meet Jesus and know His love.
Sunday, Sept. 5 – Church Planting Among N.C.’s International Population
Pray for church planters and churches that will be planting churches across the state to reach the increasingly diverse population of North Carolina.
by Will Taylor / Communications / Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
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