Greetings Prayer Partners,
Thank you for your faithful and consistent prayers for Beauty From Ashes™ (BFA) Ministries. The prayers of the righteous availeth much and your prayers continue to make up the foundation of this agency and are making a difference in lives of countless individuals. Below are September's prayer requests.
CLIENTS: Please pray for our local and national clients' mental, physical and spiritual healing, 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.
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 embrace the truth that will set them free to be everything they were destined to be. Agree with us that outreach team members would continue to multiply as our territory expands according to God's will.
ASSESSMENT/RESOURCE CENTER: Please agree with us for God's perfect will and provision of funding for a professionally run, integrated and comprehensive assessment/resource center for victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and human sex trafficking. Pray that God would send in the resources and qualified staff from the North, South, East, and West. Thank Him with us that in His perfect timing this vision will come to pass.
FUND RAISING: Pray that God would raise up more businesses, agencies, churches, ministries, and individuals to initiate creative fund raising for BFA.
FREEdom™ HOMES BEST PRACTICES PROJECT: Pray that God would continue to unite multiple governmental and non governmental agencies to work collaboratively in the development of the Best Practices for residential homes for sex trafficking victims. (Currently there are none). Pray for a spirit of unity and harmony and that these agencies will work together in the best interest of victims.
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. Please agree with us for a Volunteer Coordinator.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORS: Pray for health, protection, wisdom, encouragement, and divine direction for BFA. May all directors operate in one accord, in tune with the Holy Spirit.
STAFF: Agree with us for a technologically competent Business Administrator and/or Office Manager. Pray with us that our founder, Julie Shematz, will begin her second year of full time graduate school, and second semester of interning as a mental health counselor, rested and with a clear mind.
EVENTS: Wisdom and discernment to know what and/or who BFA is to be involved with or not. Pray that God will raise up a BFA Event Coordinator.
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Please pray for the completion of the project and for the funding for the DVD production and marketing of campaign.
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.
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WEEKLY PRAYER: Join BFA every Friday from 8-9am EST to pray for the victims of sex trafficking and commercialized sexual exploitation. Locally, we meet at Barry University in room 500-5. For a prayer guide, CLCK HERE.
Thank you for standing with us in prayer, for the establishment of God's perfect will for His ministry, Beauty From Ashes™.
I will say to the prisoners, ‘Come out in freedom,’and to those in darkness, ‘Come into the light.’ They will be my sheep, grazing in green pastures and on hills that were previously bare". Isaiah 49:9
Nancy Sampson & Sandi Spencer
Beauty From Ashes Ministries