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

Burnsville, Minnesota, First Responder Shooting Response: Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) are deploying to Burnsville, Minnesota, after two police officers and a firefighter-paramedic were shot and killed while responding to a domestic call recently. Several specially trained law enforcement chaplains are available to minister to officers and first responders. “We are praying for the Burnsville community and all of those impacted by this horrific shooting,” said Josh Holland, international director of the BG-RRT. “Our crisis-trained chaplains will be on-site to listen, talk, and pray with mourners, sharing the love of Jesus Christ in the midst of sorrow.” Thank you for praying with us as BG-RRT chaplains minister.

Las Cruces, New Mexico, Line of Duty Death Response: The BG-RRT is deploying to Las Cruces, New Mexico, where a police officer was fatally stabbed while responding to a trespassing report. Chaplains with law enforcement experience will be in the community to offer the love and compassion of Christ to all those affected. Please pray for all those shaken from this tragic loss.

Law Enforcement Community: Ask God to protect law enforcement officers as they serve our communities. Pray for wisdom and discernment as they assist in keeping order and safety in our streets. Lift up the families and agencies who have lost loved ones in recent days or years. Pray for God to comfort them like only He can.

Ukraine Response: As the two-year anniversary of the conflict is coming up, please pray for Ukrainians in harm’s way. BG-RRT chaplains continue to offer 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.

Thank you for praying!


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