As we go about our daily lives spread out across Fort Worth, it’s easy to see the brokenness that surrounds us. From the headlines in the news to the struggles we see in our own communities and campuses, it’s clear that there are many who are lost and hurting.
But as believers, we know that there is hope in Jesus. We believe that through Jesus, we can be found and made whole from even the most broken parts of our lives and our city.
As we come together for our weekly prayer call tonight, I want to share with you a passage from Acts 2:42-47:
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
It speaks of a devoted Christian community that shared everything they had and took care of each other’s needs. Throughout history, communities like this have been shining examples of the transformative power of Jesus.
Today, churches all over the world continue this work by serving the people in their cities and sharing the gospel to bring healing to those who are hurting. Through prayer, we can join in this mission to see brokenness transformed and restored.
So let us come together in prayer tonight for the following needs:
May God heal and restore all the people, places, and things in Fort Worth far from Him that are broken by the sins of lust and sexual immorality, pride and vanity, envy and jealousy, gluttony and overindulgence, sloth and laziness, anger and wrath, greed and materialism, lying and deceit, stealing and dishonesty, and gossip and slander.
May God grant a revitalized and deepened wisdom and discernment to Fort Worth’s elected officials, civic and business leaders, church leaders, and citizens, so that we may work harmoniously and effectively together, in order to meet the needs of the common good for all.
May God use our lives to bring about practical transformation in Fort Worth, turning it from a culture of brokenness and idolatry to one that is Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, and socially responsible, marked by health and wholeness.
May God spark a revival in Fort Worth, where people of all ages, races, and ethnicities can encounter God’s love and grace through the bold sharing of the Gospel message.
May God inspire a sense of togetherness among churches and within the hearts of its people, so that they may work in harmony as a living testament to the hope and healing that Jesus provides as a beacon of light in a world full of darkness.
May all be saved by grace through faith in Jesus, and may the hearts of people be opened to repent of sins and confess Jesus as their Savior, being saved and finding new covenant life in Him.
Together, inspired by the early Christian community in Acts 2, we can make a difference. May we bear witness to the transformation of all that is lost and broken in death and sin, and see it given its truest purpose and identity, being found and made new in Christ Jesus.
Join us via Zoom tonight at 8 pm as we come together in prayer for our city: #InFortWorthAsItIsInHeaven.
May all of Fort Worth be found and made whole in Jesus. Amen!
Pastor Alvin & Mallary Brown
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P.S. Mark your calendar and join us for food and fun at The Brown’s house (text The Browns for location details).
Sunday, Mar. 12th @ 5 pm
Sunday, Mar. 26th @ 5 pm
General Prayer Requests & Updates
For evangelism to flourish so communities and campuses in the greater Fort Worth area will be reached, and the lost will see and experience the love of Christ and be drawn to his kingdom.
For signs and wonders to follow the preaching of His Word.
For team unity and laborers to help carry the load.
For finances and provisions.
For fully funded campus missionaries (2 per campus) to help reach the next generation — University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Texas Christian University (TCU), Tarrant County College (TCC), Texas Wesleyan University (TWU) and Tarleton State University – Fort Worth (TSU).