A Call to Prayer for Rapid Response Team

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For the month of November, we are praying for you!
Coming into the Thanksgiving season, we are very thankful for the prayer support we’ve received on behalf of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. As you all have been faithful to us, we want to faithfully lift you before the Lord as well.

Prayer Requests:

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” —Hebrews 4:16, NKJV

Waukesha, Wisconsin, Ministry of Presence BG-RRT chaplains are responding to Waukesha, Wisconsin, after an SUV plowed through the crowd at a Christmas parade last Sunday, killing five and injuring many others. Please keep this community in your prayers as they grieve their loss, especially during this holiday season. Ask the Lord to comfort their hurting hearts in the way that only He can.

Whatcom County, Washington, Flood Response: Crisis-trained chaplains have deployed alongside Samaritan’s Purse to Bellingham, Washington, where flooding has affected 550 homes. Please lift up those suffering loss and pray for BG-RRT chaplains as they go to offer emotional and spiritual care in the communities there.

Hurricane Ida Responses: The BG-RRT deployed alongside Samaritan’s Purse to Houma, Northshore, and Metairie, Louisiana, after Hurricane Ida tore through the state earlier in the year. Many homes and businesses have been destroyed, forcing people to rebuild. During this holiday season, please lift up the hurting to the Lord and ask Him to shower each individual with His love and comfort. Pray for BG-RRT chaplains as they continue to minister in devastated communities through this season.

Our Nation: As we find ourselves in unprecedented days in our nation, ask God to bring healing, unity, and restoration in the way that only He can. Pray that elected officials will legislate according to the Word of God. Believe with us that He is still able to do far more than we can hope, think, or imagine (cf. Ephesians 3:20), and can bring blessing and a restored future.

Law Enforcement Officers Nationwide: As officers are sworn to serve and protect their communities, they face many battles on and off the field. Please lift up all law enforcement officers and ask the Lord to minister to each of them in a new way. Pray for their protection and that God would give them wisdom and discernment as they face various situations. Lift up their families and ask God to protect the home of each officer. Ask the Lord to encourage them and give them strength to serve in their calling as law enforcement officers. Thank God with us for those who are willing to be the thin blue line to protect our communities.

Billy Graham Burial Site Ministry of Presence: BG-RRT chaplains are offering a ministry of presence at Mr. Graham’s gravesite at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. Recognizing this is a memorial site where people come to pay their respects, chaplains are there to listen and pray for the individual needs of those who stop by.

Preemptive Prayers Relating to Natural Disasters and Pandemic: Ask the Lord to push back extreme weather conditions. Since Jesus Himself said, “Peace be still,” to the storm, pray for accommodating weather patterns. Thank Him with us for taking care of all our needs. Pray also for the cessation of COVID-19. Ask Him to heal all affected and stop this virus from spreading.

Preemptive Prayers Relating to Man-Made Disasters: Please pray for God’s love and truth to penetrate the minds and hearts of those who might consider creating havoc that would result in injury to themselves and/or others. Invite God’s powerful presence to draw people to Himself that they might know life in the fullest measure through Jesus Christ.

Thank you for praying!

Listen to Dr. Doug Small on the Prayer of Lament

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” — Psalm 46:1, ESV

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