Prayers for the Week of September 5

Hope you had a fantastic Labor Day holiday! We enjoyed a low-key family day that included games, a trip to the zoo, and I even snuck in an afternoon nap.

This past Sunday at Awaken was electric – standing room only, baptisms, salvations, and BBQ all in the same day! I’m praying for and expecting God to do even greater things this Sunday.

Thanks to all who prayed for me last week – I loved hearing from so many at Awaken who saw my post last week and prayed through the week. Keep it up – this is a big week for us as we roll towards Fall Launch on Sunday.

Here’s how you can pray for me this week…

Tuesday :: Staff Meeting Day. I’ll spend the morning with Steve and James finalizing some major objectives for Awaken for the Fall/Winter. Our full staff will meet in the afternoon to go over all things related to Fall Launch. Pray that in all of our meetings we would have a deep awareness of God’s presence and that we would follow Him with faith and obedience.

Wednesday :: Wednesday morning, Steve and I are meeting with the principal and admin staff at Polo Road Elementary to explore ways Awaken can be intentionally involved in serving at the school. Pray for God to make these ways clear. I’ll follow that with a very important lunch meeting that could have big impact for the immediate future of Awaken. Pray that I will have a clear sense of what God wants. In the afternoon, I need to hunker down to get some study and writing done. Pray that God will give clarity to the texts and just the right words to say.

Thursday :: Our staff and I will be attending the NewSpring Leadership Conference at NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC. We’ll get to hear from great pastors such as Mark Driscoll, Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Steven Furtick, and several others. Pray that God will use this time to refresh and strengthen us for the season that is ahead for Awaken.

Friday :: Since Monday was a holiday, I’ll need to do some study and writing in the morning and unplug around lunch. Pray for God to maximize my time in the Word and for me to clearly hear from Him. Pray also that I will truly be able to rest Friday afternoon and evening.

Saturday :: We have a family wedding that I am participating in and our girls will be the flower girls. Pray for safety in travel, that the service will honor Jesus, and that my cousin and his fiance will experience God’s blessing on their marriage.

Sunday :: FALL LAUNCH! It’s going to be a HUGE day as we launch 2 services (9:30 & 11:15am) and launch the Sun Stand Still series. Pray for God to make His name great through MANY lives changed by the gospel! Pray for my stamina in preaching twice and pray for our staff and volunteers as they serve and lead.

I value you and your partnership in the gospel. Your prayers mean the world to me. Can’t wait to see how God moves this week!


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