Prayer

“Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer” (Psalm 61:1)

All great movements of God have begun and been fueled by prayer. Metropolitan is committed to seeking God’s face for both the direction of our ministry and the meeting of our needs.

 

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Recent Prayer Requests

You may add your prayer request to our prayer wall using the form below. Once your prayer request is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free to submit as many prayer requests as you like!


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Metropolitan Staff

Our Vacation Bible School is just two weeks away, and we are praying for our church to be a refuge for the nearly 200 children and their families who will be impacted by this.

Received: July 10, 2024

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Metropolitan Staff

We pray for Mary Stoldt who has had low red cell counts, but we pray for continued improvements!

Received: July 10, 2024

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Melissa Milligan

Ethan is scheduled for surgery on July 25th. The surgery will be for cleft palate repair and include a bone graft. This is a little early, but I am posting while it is on my mind. Pray he does well with the anesthesia and recovers quickly.

Received: July 6, 2024

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Metropolitan Staff

Chris Hales is asking for prayer for his stepsister who was diagnosed with terminal pancreas cancer.

Received: July 3, 2024

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Metropolitan Staff

Please pray for our students and leaders as they head out on Sunday to Knoxville for this summer's mission trip.

Below are some ways we would encourage you to pray along with lifitng up the names of those going.

Overall - We want to see God glorified in all that is done and see our students draw closer to Him.

Sunday - Pray for our travel and for the students to fully engage and boldly follow where God leads them this week.

Monday - Pray for the families we will be serving in construction work.

Tuesday - Pray for the kids and families we will be serving in the kid’s outreach ministry.

Wednesday - Pray for boldness in sharing the Gospel

Thursday - Pray for endurance and joy for the team.

Friday - Pray for students as they make commitments to serve the Lord at home.

Saturday - Pray for safety in traveling and joy to overflow to all we encounter back at home.

Students: Ada Hawxby, Aidan Duke, Brendan Murray, Caden Maxwell, Cai Kitchell, Chase Hoffman, Ethan Frawley, Ethan Murray, Gavin Lucas, Grace Nelson, Grady Burris, Ian Hoffman, Jackie Maxwell, Julia Brautigan, Karis Frawley, Kaylee Rains, Levi Martin, Molly Hoffman, Nate Yerkes, Reagan Daniels, and Ryan Murray.

Leaders: Abi Holloways, Cristian Word, Jeny Simon, Kristina Frawley, and Matt Menhennett.

Received: July 3, 2024

Faith Promise Missionaries

Jeff & Becky Raymond, ABWE, International

Please be in prayer for our upcoming Tanzania workshop for Storytellers Abroad, as we have been short of the required minimum participation. Pray for our son Josiah’s summer, as he leaves to serve at Word of Life camp in New York. Now that we are not tied down to Josiah’s school schedule, a lot changes for us. Pray for wisdom related to our homeschool curriculum and plans for next year. Also pray for our Bible club – the access we’ve had to our local public school is changing because it is closing. Please pray for new open doors of Gospel outreach in our schools.

Received: July 10, 2024

BJ & Jill Sanders, Ethnos 360, Papua New Guinea

After this 3-year term--full of joys, scars and struggles, ups and downs, growth, victories--we are ready to come back for some rest, refueling, reequipping, then refocusing before our return next year. (We will write more on our furlough/sabbatical plans later.) We look forward to seeing you, our faithful supporters and friends, for some mutual encouragement and refreshment. We are full of mixed emotions as we leave our teammates, the Crabtrees and Hambrices, and the Wantakia church for the next year. Our hearts are definitely torn. We love it here. But we also look forward to some time off the field. I feel almost like a soldier who has become "combat ineffective" because he desperately needs some rest from the frontlines! Also pray for Olivia, Sophie and Graham as they transition back to their "home" country for a year. They truly are "3rd culture kids" where PNG isn't quite home, and the US isn't quite home. And praise God with us that my parents got to come serve as our doctor at the mission clinic and Biology teacher at the mission school for the last several months!

Received: July 10, 2024

Martha Heidinger, CEF, Ohio

Please be in prayer over our new Bible clubs, 5-Day Clubs, that will run weekdays to kids who are home for the summer. Also pray for scheduling 5-Day Clubs according to the availability of host families, children, and summer missionaries. We pray for many in the area to come to salvation this summer! Also pray for teens and adults teaching in clubs - that we be well prepared for each club, relying on God's wisdom and power to transform the lives of the children we teach.

Received: July 10, 2024

Vasily & Lena Dmitrievsky, e3 Partners, Russia

All of our summer trips are full by God’s grace! Please, continue to pray for all the preparations on both sides of the ocean as we conduct training meetings with the teams in the USA and as national partners get ready for our coming. We are unable to take any teams to Israel or Russia due to the ongoing wars, but our local partners remain active to evangelize and make disciples! Please pray for these wars to cease in Israel and Russia.

Received: July 10, 2024

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Andrianjaka & Domoina Rasamoelina, CSRM, Madagascar

We praise the Lord for the engine of our minibus van has been replaced to a second hand one. We couldn’t use it for 3 months, so we had to go by bus and on foot. Now it is working very well, but the painting and the interior still need to be refinished. We also are very thankful to all of you, we had the opportunity to get a secondhand scooter. We praise the Lord for the growth of the church in number and in spiritual quality. The verse that we chose to do the ministry is Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes first to the Jew, then to the Gentiles.” We are preaching the true Gospel and teaching the Sound Doctrine and as result of it

God’s power has been manifesting, despite the persecutions, mockeries, oppositions and poverty

condition the church members grow spiritually and the Lord added to their number daily to those who were being saved. (Acts 2:47). From now to boost the impact of the Gospel we are preaching, we will use sports and train local churches on Church Sports and Recreation, how to win souls and make disciples through sports outreach. We desperately need your prayers for that.

Received: July 3, 2024

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Tyrone & Andrea Tompkins, Cru, International

Our group, Batho Pele, was recently asked to sponsor a staff breakfast and development day at a local school. We had such a great time connecting to the community and given a platform for our ministry. We were asked to join them during an upcoming day of workshops, and we would have opportunities to share with students. Thank you for praying for our daughter, Isabelle, and continue to pray she would trust the Lord with her adoption. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby Isaac, but please continue to pray for Andrea who has been very sick during pregnancy. She will be undergoing a C-section and is feeling nervous about that from past experiences, please pray for a smooth delivery and peace from the Father.

Received: July 3, 2024

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Eric & Christy McCauley, Greater Europe Mission, Austria

Continue in your prayers for the future of BAO, as the transition is proving challenging, and we desire a unified board. Eric has been asked to coach a local Austrian pastor and help the leadership team prepare for the future as they look for new leaders in their church. Pray for wisdom for Eric as he meets to see how he can help and know what he can and can't do. Christy has been decreasing her steroid dose systematically every 10 days. We are cautiously optimistic, even though there is increased pain and discomfort she feels the extra immunosuppressants are helping. She should be completely off steroids by the end of May. Please continue to pray that her body will be able to handle the lower dose. Thank God with us, that Eric received some grant money for the LDC German Book Translation Project. Continue to pray that this project will move forward in a timely manner. And that it will be a blessing to many and be used to help the Church in Austria grow.

Received: June 26, 2024

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Abel & Sarah Miller, Ethnos360, Tanzania (East Africa)

We were so encouraged to attend the recent graduation ceremony in Tanzania, with both of us (Abel and Sarah) able to go together! We are looking forward to a very full summer being back in the US. Please pray for us as we are traveling a lot. Please pray for the kids to adjust well, have a nice time, and stay busy with work/things to do. Please continue to pray for strength for Abel's shoulder. It is healing well overall, and it is getting stronger however, it is still uncomfortable often.

Received: June 26, 2024

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Craig McLeod, HBI Ministries, India

Up until two years ago, over the span of 37 years, HBI had an average of 35 new trainees a year coming for church planter training. In the last two years, the average has grown to 125! Also, over the last two years, we have recorded over 2500 churches planted. That is a 300% increase. Take note that this growth was not from the new recruits, for they are just beginning to be trained. This increase is a true indicator that the power of God is moving not only in the call for new volunteers, but also in a revival of passion among those who have been doing this for many years. Pray that this year we reach our challenge to cover the need of $565,000 for training church planters. As the apostle Paul said, “…God is able to make all grace abound to you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things may have an abundance for every good work.” 2 Cor 9:8

Received: June 26, 2024

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Larry Dinkins, OMF International, Thailand

Please be praying for a time of spiritual and physical refreshment as I spend some time in Colorado before attending our Dinkins Family Reunion in the next week. I am starting a course on Perspectives for CTS by Zoom starting on June 15 and will attend a global Perspectives conference in July. Praise for good conclusion to my course on Psalms. I will have an eye appointment to discuss my cataracts this week as well. I am being interviewed again concerning the 1,189 chapters and need wisdom on producing more materials for believers to absorb more Scripture.

Received: June 13, 2024

Pray for those who are recuperating at home or in rehab

   

Remember those currently undergoing chemo­therapy, radiation treatment, or dealing with other issues related to cancer

Laura Murray  

Pray for continuing health/remission for these cancer survivors

David Prentice
Dale Stoll
John Strauss
Vicki Williams
Barry James
Patricia Johnson
Roger Knop
Ron McAfee
Gidget Mosley
Grace Nelson
Cindy Katterson
Kim Lawson

Pray for these with various health concerns

Eda K. Aspegren
Gail Austin
Annette Basey
Toni Beeson
Matthew Blissard
Mike/Kay Bradford
Clyde Buchanan
Darlene Dunn
Randy Faulkner
Peggy Foxhall
Vicki Massie
Kathy Gendron
Gwen Hyde
David Kirk
Michele Knop
Suzie Loy
Ron McAfee
Bernie Mason
Ron Miller
Melissa Milligan
Teresa Perkins
Truitt Prentice
Debbie Short
Kay Simpson
Kay Smith
Marj Smith
Sandy Stranglen
Susan Sturniolo
Jim Taylor
Karlann Wilks
Fred Willett
David/Melene Wright
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