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Friday, December 30, 2011

Beauty From Ashes January Prayer Alert

Dear Faithful Intercessors,

Thank you for your continued commitment to intercede for Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries.  Your prayers are priceless to us and those we serve.  As we move into a new year, here are our January prayer points:

CLIENTS:  Please pray for our local and national clients' mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.  Agree with us that they have sound minds and the courage to commit to the long term healing journey.  May they receive a revelation of God's love for them and who they are in Christ. Thank God for the work He's done already in their lives and His faithfulness to complete it. 

OUTREACHES:  Thank God for the favor we have with sex business management and employees. Pray that the Father's love will be evident in and through the team as they operate in unity and one accord.  May those we reach receive the revelation of who God is, how much He loves them, and may they embrace the truth that will set them free to be everything they were destined to be.  Agree with us that outREACH team members would multiply according to God's will.  Pray for our January strip club outREACHs and that God would use us to help reveal His free gift of life through our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ!

ASSESSMENT/RESOURCE CENTER:  We are continuously grateful for His provision of our new assessment/resource center:  Daily we are praising Him as we settle into our new location at the North Fort Myers United Way House, where in partnership with the United Way, the Salvation Army, and Lee Physician's Healthcare Systems, we are providing comprehensive and integrated mental health, medical, dental, social, and spiritual services to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation. We are encouraged and lifted up by your prayers and ask that you please keep them coming! God is answering in MIGHTY ways. 

VOLUNTEERS and INTERNS: Please pray that our volunteers and interns will be dedicated, protected, and they acclimate to their new schedules. May they have wisdom and an abundance of energy as they assist us in the day to day operations.

LONG TERM RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM:  Pray for God's direction, provision, staff, volunteers, and community engagement for existing programs and His perfect timing for ours. 

EVENTS: January is the National Human Trafficking Awareness month.  Please pray for our upcoming National Sex Industry outREACH and AfterCARE Training, taking place January 11-14 at Barry University.  Pray that more local churches answer God's calling through hosting awareness events along with supporting the mission of Beauty From Ashes as Florida's first and only human trafficking, overcomer led, community service agency. May all the details of this months events come divinely into place with passion, purpose, clarity, and hope.  Agree with us that hearers at awareness events will be inspired to become doers in the fight against human sex slavery here in the United States.

FUND RAISING:  Pray that God would raise up more businesses, agencies, churches, ministries, and individuals to initiate creative fund raising for BFA.  

PARTNERSHIPS:  Pray that God would continue to align us with the professional, governmental, private, corporate and faith based partnerships that are of His perfect will and nothing less. 

VOLUNTEERS:  Pray for strength, encouragement and perseverance for current volunteers and that God would raise up more called, anointed, and committed servants. Join us in praising God for the college students who have been committed volunteers and are beginning their internships with us! Please pray that God continue to instill a fire in the hearts of men and women to commit their time, energy and resources in reaching, rescuing, and restoring victims as they become overcomers!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORS:  Please continue to pray for health, protection, wisdom, encouragement, and divine direction for BFA.  May all Directors operate in one accord and in tune with the Holy Spirit. 

OTHER LIKE MINISTRIES/AGENCIES:  Pray for unity amongst one another and humbleness, wisdom, and patience in reaching, rescuing and restoring victims.  May the level of professionalism be raised and licensed counselors and professional service providers unite with them to provide restoration services and program development.  Pray for balance, biblical priorities, and protection of marriages and families.  May strong boundaries be established and maintained for aftercare providers.  May God's strength and encouragement be imparted to all in the name of Jesus.
FRIDAY PRAYER:  Join us in the spirit every Friday from 8-9am EST to intercede for the victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and sex slavery, as well as the agencies servicing them.  CLICK HERE for Prayer Guide.


"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6 

Thank you for your prayer support as we embark on a new year and season.  Know that we are praying for you and on behalf of Beauty From Ashes, we wish you a very Happy New Year!
Nancy Sampson & Sandi Spencer
Prayer Coordinators

Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers
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