A Call to Prayer for Rapid Response Team

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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

Uvalde, Texas, School Shooting Response: Crisis-trained BG-RRT staff and chaplains deployed to Uvalde, Texas, following the heart-wrenching school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers on Tuesday afternoon. Pray for parents, families, students, community members, and first responders as they process this horrific tragedy. Invite God’s powerful presence to minister to each person and pray that they might know His hope for the future.

Wabash County, Illinois, Tornado Response: Crisis-trained BG-RRT chaplains are responding to Wabash County, Illinois, after an EF2 tornado swept through the area recently. Please pray for those reeling from this disaster and ask God to meet every need. Pray for the chaplains as they offer the love and compassion of Christ to these hurting communities.

Brookings, South Dakota, Derecho Response: BG-RRT is deploying chaplains to Brookings, South Dakota, near Sioux Falls, after deadly storms swept through the area recently. Forecasters say a derecho—a large-scale windstorm with 90-100 mph straight winds and two tornadoes blasted through the area, killing two people and causing extensive damage. Pray for survivors and ask God to comfort them with His presence. Pray for BG-RRT chaplains as they go to offer the love and compassion of Christ in the area.

Warsaw, Poland: BG-RRT crisis-trained chaplains are deployed in Poland to offer a ministry of hope to refugees coming into the country. Pray for the love of Christ to flow through the chaplains to these hurting individuals. Ask the Lord to bring many to Himself, that they might have His hope for their future.

Ukraine: Please take time to lift up those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine and pray for efforts to help sustain and minister to these hurting families.

Our Nation: Ask God to bring healing, unity, and restoration within our nation. Pray that those in authority over us 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.

Preemptive Prayers Relating to Natural Disasters: 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.

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. Pray against the plan of the enemy to kill, steal, and destroy (cf. John 10:10), and that the main focus will be upon the Savior coming to our world to offer us hope in Him.

COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns: Pray for cessation of COVID-19 and the fear associated with this virus. Ask Him to heal all affected and stop the virus from spreading.

Law Enforcement Officers Nationwide: Please lift up all law enforcement officers across the nation and ask the Lord to minister to each of them individually. 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.

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