Briarwood Presbyterian Church Prayer Ministries
At Briarwood Presbyterian Church we believe in the power of prayer. One of the great benefits of belonging to our church is the prayers offered, especially in time of need or crisis. We are a family of faith, and we pray for each other regularly. Every Monday at 1:30 p.m. our Congregational Care group meets to pray for the needs of the congregation and their families and friends. We also send cards reassuring people of our concern for them and assuring them of our prayer support.
We also pray for the Jackson-Metro area. Every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. we meet at Beagle Bagel in Highland Village for breakfast, fellowship, and to pray for the leaders and citizens of the Jackson-Metro area. We pray extemporaneously, as people feel led by the Spirit, and we end with our “Prayer for the City.”
Prayer for the City
Heavenly Father, we come before you to pray for the Jackson-Metro area, its citizens, and our church. O Lord, we ask You to bless Mayors, City Councils, and all who are in positions of authority over us. Please keep first responders safe as they help us in times of great need and danger. Grant, in Your mercy, that the combined efforts of leaders and citizens alike will create a community where violence is restrained, peace and order are maintained, virtue and true religion are encouraged, and proper, honorable conduct that is worthy of respect is normalized.
We pray for the citizens of the Jackson-Metro area. We lift up the poor to You, asking for Your provision. We pray against the violence that is endemic in parts of our city. We pray especially for those who do not know, love, or serve the Lord Jesus Christ. We know that You desire their salvation; We ask you to call them to faith and repentance. O Lord, help us to do our part too by loving them and heralding Your good news when we are given the opportunity.
Finally, we pray for our church. Heavenly Father, You have taught us not to worry about anything but to make our requests known to You. We ask You to send to our congregation men, women, and children who need a spiritual home, people we can love and disciple in the way of Jesus Christ. We ask this for their welfare and for ours. We desire to be useful in Your service and bear fruit that lasts to eternal life.
Almighty and merciful God, we offer up these prayers through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord and Savior. Amen.