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By Nancy Pettigrew.

Catalyst Prayer participants pray for Jim Norvelle, Deacon Chair for 2011. Photo by Scott Medina.

In John 17, Jesus prays for His disciples, those followers who were being His hands, ministering in His name. He is the model for Catalyst Prayer, whose purpose is to pray for the ministries of First Baptist Church and for those who lead them.

Regular prayer items include Sunday morning worship, visitors and new members, Bible study and teachers, and other Baptist churches in Richmond. We also invite those who are leading FBC ministries to meet with us for a very special time of prayer. As we gather around, we lay our hands on the leader and pray for all aspects of his or her ministry. On February 16, we prayed for Bart Dalton, our youth and their leaders as they prepared for DiscipleNow weekend. We recently prayed for the newly ordained deacons and for Chris and Laura Harris who lead Upward Basketball. We pray for Vacation Bible School during the summer, for Divorce Recovery Workshop when it begins in the fall, for Charlie Ball and the CARITAS program he leads at Thanksgiving. We pray for mission trips and for staff members.

We pray because we believe God uses our prayers. They are the “catalyst” that prompts the work of His Spirit in and through our church.

Catalyst Prayer meets each Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Adams Room. It begins with a short devotional time, led by Pastor Emeritus Dr. James Flamming. Catalyst Prayer is open to all who believe in the power of prayer. If you can attend weekly, monthly or quarterly, Catalyst Prayer welcomes you.

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