Blue Water Area Churches
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40 Days of Prayer
The Blue Water Area Churches are hosting 40 Days of Prayer. For years churches of various denominations and racial backgrounds in the US sponsored one hour prayer meetings daily during the 40 days of Lent, February 22nd to April 2nd. We are bringing this to the Blue Water Area, where 28+ participating churches adopted an evening to host services. The Blue Water Area Churches’ website, bwchurches.org, provides the structure and content for each meeting. With an Old Testament and a New Testament scripture, there is a biblical prayer of hope with a specific topic daily (teachers, families, healthcare, etc.). You can find the location and prayer focus each day at bwchurches.org or on Operation Transformation’s Facebook page, beginning February 22nd. We hope you can join several of the prayer times in person!
Day 27: Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Operation Transformation at the YMCA, 1525 3rd St., Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for Youth
For teens to radically and completely commit their lives to Christ; to make wise choices; for older mentors; for authentic friendships with their peers who are following Jesus; for open trust and communication with parents; for God's intentions for their generation to come forth in fullest measure.
Psalm 144:12, 15
Seek God to intervene in order to bring forth justice
Psalm 7:6, 9, 11, Luke 18:7-8
For the laws of the land to be framed upon God's standards of righteousness. That God will overturn the status quo of injustice and entrenched evil.
Pray for Europe and Central Asia: Canary Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland
Day 28: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Healing Hearts Home, 3555 Walnut, Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for Substance Abusers
That God will break every form of bondage, including alcoholism and drug addiction. Pray for wise counselors to bring intervention and help. Pray that God will heal the minds and bodies of substance abusers; that they will turn from self-centeredness to living their lies for Christ
Seek God for the righteousness of a few to bring blessing on many
Genesis 18:18-19, Matthew 3:15
That people will trust and follow Christ, and live right lives by His power. That Christians of our city would pursue God's ways of injustice.
Pray for Europe and Central Asia: France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland
Day 29: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Hillside Wesleyan, 5114 North River Rd., Clyde, MI 48049
Pray for Depressed People
That God's healing presence will reach them; that the light of truth will dispel lies and the oppressive power of Satan; for helpful counsel; for the healing of long-standing wounds of mind and soul; that they would know the comfort and joy of the Holy Spirit; for the renewing of their minds in Christ
2 Corinthians 7:6
Seek God for His Spirit to empower His people
Isaiah 61:1-4, Luke 4:18-19, 21
For God to empower Christians by His Spirit to renew their communities. For many to taste the joy of God's favor instead of the fear of His anger.
Pray for Europe and Central Asia: Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
Day 30: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1317 7th St., Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for Fathers
That fathers will look to God as the ultimate spiritual head of their household, serving and caring for their families; that God will instill a vision for wholesome, supportive fatherhood among the fathers of the city; that absentee fathers would change their lifestyles to nurture their wives and children; that children will see the character of the heavenly Father in the lives of their dads.
Seek God for righteous life despite the threat of terror
Isaiah 54:14, Luke 1:74-75
For believers in our city to become peace-bearers, living free from fear. That believers near and far would stand strong in the midst of persecution.
Pray for Europe and Central Asia: Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal
Day 31: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM
All Nations Church of God in Christ, 2030 Church St., Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for Agricultural Workers
That God will abundantly bless families who farm, ranch or support agricultural industries; that they would follow Christ and find ways to be part of life-giving churches. Pray especially for migrant workers who sometimes face injustice and great difficulties.
Seek God to establish righteous leaders
Isaiah 1:26, John 7:24
That business leaders will pursue more than profits, but community-wide righteousness. For corruption to be purged from our justice system. For judges, court officials and lawmakers to fear God.
Pray for Europe and Central Asia: Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
Day 32: Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 7:00 AM
Blue Water Christian Church, 1331 Chestnut, Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for Arts and Entertainment
That God will inspire artists and entertainers with creativity and wisdom that reflect God's beauty; that they will seek God and come to follow Christ with courage; that their work will bring strength, goodness and hope to our communities.
Exodus 35:31, 33
Seek God for city-wide righteousness
Hosea 10:12, Matthew 6:33
For believers to seek God's kingdom above all other things. For Christ's Lordship to change people in personal life as well as public affairs.
Pray for Europe and Central Asia: Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City
Day 33: Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Pollina Avenue Holiness, 3620 Pollina Ave., Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
Pray for The Military
For the gospel to spread through the special relationships of military life; for courage and protection in the danger of battle; for wisdom and the fear of the Lord when military personnel are called upon to do the work of governing and enforcing law; for grace upon chaplains and other spiritual leaders; that God will fortify families stretched by numerous moves and separations.
Matthew 8:5, 10
Seek God for Christ to bless the nations with peace
Genesis 22:18, John 8:56
For respect, honor and goodwill to be formed between diverse peoples and races in our community. As culturally relevant churches are planted among every ethnicity, empower Your people to welcome each other in peace.
Pray for the Middle East: Algeria, Bahrain, Cyprus
Day 34: Monday, March 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Restoration Christian Community Church, 3201 Gratiot Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for Broken Families
Pray for healing of broken or embittered relationships; for comfort when a family member has passed. Pray that the Father heart of God will overshadow children of shattered families; that God will meet financial needs, introduce supportive friends and give them hope in Christ.
Seek God for Christ to restore relationships
Jeremiah 33:5-6, 9, Luke 19:42
For fragmented relationships to be reconciled in Christ. For believers to recognize God-given opportunities to make peace in their neighborhoods and networks.
Pray for the Middle East: Egypt, Iran, Iraq
Day 35: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Blue Water Free Methodist, 1963 Allen Rd., Kimball, MI 48074
Pray for Laborers
Pray that God will reveal the dignity and honor of doing work as unto Christ; that workplaces would be a setting of safety, joy and friendship; for workers to be treated with justice and dignity; for continued employment in the changing global economy; for many to follow Christ and serve Him openly in the workplace with co-laborers.
Seek God for God to restore children to their parents
Isaiah 54:13, Mark 10:13, 16
That parents would learn how to bless their children, speaking openly about God's plans for good in their lives. For daughters to live with single-minded zeal to love and serve Jesus. For sons to focus the passions of their hearts on Christ and His kingdo
Pray for the Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Kuwait
Day 36: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Marysville Assembly of God, 1245 6th St., Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for The Athletic Industry
Pray for those in support roles and those with higher profiles, that they will know Christ and fulfill God's calling in their lives. Pray that athletes would be good examples of dedication, commitment and courage; that they will live with integrity and carry out the responsibility of wealth and reputation; that God will reveal His calling and purpose for students and coaches in high school and university programs.
1 Chronicles 29:11-12
Seek God for enemies to be blessed
Proverbs 16:7, Matthew 5:44-45
That believers would love and pray for their enemies. For those who oppose Christ to experience His mercy. For persecuted Christians to remain faithful, following Christ's example in all things.
Pray for the Middle East: Lebanon, Libya, Morocco
Day 37: Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 7:00 PM
St. Martin's Lutheran, 805 Chestnut St., Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for Diversity
That God will bring racial harmony; that long-standing offenses may be healed by the forgiveness that begins in Jesus; that Christians show honor and serve others in Christ's reconciling power; that the beauty of distinctive languages and cultures would be on display in local churches.
Seek God to calm the storms of war
Isaiah 2:4, Matthew 12:21
For God to resolve racial or ethnic conflicts that may persist in our city. That people from distant lands in our community will experience the hope that is in Jesus.
Pray for the Middle East: Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
Day 38: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Zion Cathedral of Praise International Ministries at St. John's, 710 Pine St., Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for The Unborn
That these precious children will be acknowledged and honored by all; for each one to find sheltering homes; that the awful waste of their lives would cease; that they would come to Christ at an early age; for the parents of unborn babies, that God will turn their hearts toward their children.
Seek God to gather all peoples in worship
Psalm 102:18, 22, Mark 11:17
For city-wide worship events that bring the community together in festivals of praise. For churches divided by different traditions to experience unity in worshiping Jesus.
Pray for the Middle East: Syria, Tunisia, Turkey
Day 39: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:00 AM
Blue Water Christian Church, 1331 Chestnut, Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for Elderly People
That God's strength and peace will be poured out on everyone who is advanced in years. Pray that they may be honored, that they may be cared for; that loneliness be banished with lasting friendships and family bonds; for grace and strength to deal with illness; that their latter years will be significant, reflecting the glory of God.
Seek God for Christ's Lordship to be welcomed by the nations
Zechariah 9:9-10, Luke 8:40
That Jesus will be expected and loved by many who wait eagerly for His return. For Christ's peace-bringing presence to be welcomed by millions across the face of the earth.
Pray for the Middle East: united Arab Emirates, Yemen
Day 40: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM
SONS Outreach, 55 15th St., Port Huron, MI 48060
Pray for The Coming Generation
That many who are now small children would soon become passionate followers of Christ; that during their lifetimes they will finish evangelizing the world; that they will endure suffering to overcome evil and bring forth the promised blessing of God upon all peoples; that they will give Christ the finest whole-life worship of all history.
Seek God for Christ to visit our communities with His presence and transforming power
Psalm 118:22-27, Luke 19:37-40, Matthew 21:15-16
Lord of all, even though many have rejected Your Son, bring a day in our community when Jesus will be honored and received by many. Open our eyes to recognize what You have done to exalt Him as Lord of all the earth. He is King of our lives. His Lordship
Pray for Jerusalem