Pray for the Lou 2022: Now Entering 21 Days of Prayer

We've just finished up Pray for the Lou Kickoff Week, and it's been an exciting time to pray with believers across our region, culminating this morning in prayer walking in and around STL, with 60 area churches represented, followed by an Outdoor Worship Gathering in Ferguson's January Wabash Park. Highlights from all this are shared below.

This is the third year for Pray for the Lou, which started on 3/14/20 as a single day, last year becoming a week of prayer, and this year we are just about to launch into 21 Days of Prayer.

From March 13 to April 2 will be a time to learn, lament and pray over places of St. Louis history that affect us still today, with focus on the story of Nehemiah chapter 1. You can also sign up for a downloadable prayer guide called "Tears for St. Louis."

Each day includes the following opportunities, in which anyone is welcome to participate:
‣ Morning: Live Prayer + Devotional Video, 9 a.m. available on the PFTL Facebook page.
‣ Noon: Prayer Walking, 12 p.m. Find location details here.
‣ Night: Corporate Prayer + Worship Time, 7 p.m. at the following locations:

• Nights 1-7 (March 13-19) - First Baptist of Ferguson, 333 N. Florissant Rd.
• Nights 8-21 (March 20-April 2) - Gateway House of Prayer, 4646 S Lindbergh Blvd.
• Live stream also available on the PFTL Facebook page.

Please take advantage of these opportunities as you are able. We continue to see God move in St. Louis, and even today I heard stories of and personally experienced unexpected connections among His people. Even through the bad, we see the good of the Lord moving here.

A motto from our 1904 World's Fair, which became one for the city, was "Nothing Impossible." Pray for the Lou has adopted this motto, as we know with God, all things are possible. We look to the resurrection power of Jesus to heal the broken places of our city. Join us as we continue to pray for St. Louis.

Here are those Kickoff Week highlights...

Regional Worship Rallies
I attended as many of these as I was able, excited to again pray and worship with believers in churches throughout our area, all with their own unique styles.

Prayer in Hazelwood

Prayer in Chesterfield

Prayer in Maryland Heights

Prayer in Jennings

Prayer in Dardenne Prairie

Saturday Prayer Walking

Despite a very cold and seriously not warm morning, a group from our church split up in four different directions to pray for neighborhoods, businesses, schools and other churches nearby. While at Hazelwood West, we were unexpectedly joined by a group from another local church we know and prayed over the school together.

Our hardcore prayer crew

United in prayer for Hazelwood West

Ferguson Worship Gathering
This gathering met in one of my old stomping grounds, January Wabash Park. My grandparents' home backed right up to the old high school when there was still just a cinder track, so we could jump their fence and walk right over to play in the park, and 4th of July here was a must. Cold or not, I was truly excited to be back to worship the Lord at that familiar dome.

The entire worship gathering is available to watch on the PFTL Facebook page.

International Choir from Gateway Christian Academy

Prayer from different leaders
with specific focuses for St. Louis

Communion in the park. Nothing impossible with Jesus!

Keep praying, St. Louis!

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