A Call to Prayer for Rapid Response Team

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  • Rapid Response Team Prayer

    Do you feel called to pray specifically and regularly for crisis-trained chaplains and the communities they're serving?

praying for the Rapid Response Team

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

California Mass Shooting Response: Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains are responding to Monterey Park, Calif., after a mass shooting at a Lunar New Year’s Eve celebration. Police say at least 11 people were killed and others were injured. Ask God to fill the city with His powerful presence of healing and comfort. Pray for the community and law enforcement officials as they process this heart-wrenching tragedy. Invite God to guide and direct chaplains as they offer His love and peace.

California Flood Response: The BG-RRT has deployed alongside Samaritan’s Purse to Merced County, Calif., after massive flooding caused widespread damage. Pray for wisdom and direction for the chaplains’ ministry. Pray that many would know God’s help and comfort in this difficult time.

Southeast Tornado Response: BG-RRT chaplains are deployed to Selma, Ala., and Griffin, Ga., to offer the love and compassion of Christ following deadly tornadoes that killed at least nine people. Please pray for those facing loss, and ask God to use BG-RRT chaplains to point them to hope in Jesus Christ.

Hurricane Ian Response: BG-RRT chaplains continue to serve in Englewood and Fort Myers, Fl., comforting residents who suffered devastation due to Hurricane Ian. Ask God to minister to all in the wake of this monumental storm.

Ukraine Response: BG-RRT chaplains are offering the love and compassion of Christ in Ukraine. Ask God to use their efforts of ministry and training. Pray for Christians in the area, that they might encourage and point all who are suffering in the current crisis to Jesus Christ as their hope for the future. Ask God to continue to protect all who are serving.

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 them 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 (John 10:10), and that the main focus will be our hope in Him.

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 (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.

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