By Cara Day with Ann Murray and Terri Brown
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6
Five years ago, a Stonecroft group in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was on the verge of closing for lack of leadership and a place to meet. This made hosting outreach events almost impossible. The team that was in place was just worn out.
By the world’s standards, they were done.
A small group of women, passionate about Stonecroft’s vision to see women reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, refused to give up.
They continued to pray diligently for leaders. It took several years of struggle, but they persisted in prayer.
They started meeting at different churches, which helped introduce Stonecroft to people who caught the vision. The group has a growing leadership team and renewed vision for those who have been soldiering on. Attendance at their events is steady and growing, with several new people coming each time.
Praying for new leaders is so essential.
These women, and hundreds like them nationwide, trust God to provide people passionate about loving women toward Jesus.
There were several “No” answers to their prayers, but they kept asking, following God’s prompting and going.
For Stonecroft’s 85th Year of Influence, we are emphasizing an extraordinary year of prayer. You or your group can sign up to adopt a monthly hour of prayer here.
Once you do, you’ll receive monthly prayer prompts just for this group. For now, here are some ways to pray for Stonecroft’s ministry globally, nationally, and where you can uniquely shine Jesus’ love.
Read: Matthew 9:2
Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.”
Pray: Father God, this man’s friends worked hard to bring him to Jesus for healing and found something even greater: forgiveness. May we work as hard to bring those we know who need Jesus.
- For those we may invite to an outreach gathering to sense a deep need to come to the event
- For no barriers to keep women from coming. For example, if she needs a ride, childcare, or a friend to greet her at the door, we can meet her need.