Dear First Priority Partner,
I love the anticipation of a brand new year and all the possibilities that it holds. I like to begin the year by seeking the Lord and drawing near to Him. What does it mean to seek? There are two different Hebrew words used to express the idea of “seeking.” The first word is darash which means to inquire, hunt, examine or search carefully for something, and the second is bakash which means to request something desired. Both kinds of seeking are needed. First, we need to know the LORD and the power of His might, and then we need to ask Him daily for help in our lives.
This is our 30th school year of ministry in reaching students with the Hope of Christ. In celebration of all the Lord has done, I would like us to pray for the next 30 days. I want to challenge you to “seek” the Lord and ask him to raise up a bold generation of students that will passionately stand for His truth and share His love with a lost and dying world. Our city has 269 campuses with over 166,000 students and we want Every Last One to have an opportunity to hear the Gospel. We need your help; we can’t do this alone! But GOD “can do exceedingly more than all we ask, think or imagine.” Together, we can reach more students with the hope of Christ in 2021!
For the next 30 days I ask that you pray for our schools by name (see below for our social media where specific schools will be posted daily). Pray for passionate student leaders that will be bold to share the Hope of Jesus. Pray for our teacher sponsors to be encouraged and inspired by this generation. Pray for a First Priority club to be on every campus in the Greater-Birmingham Area (right now we have 150). Pray for churches to adopt a campus in their community. Pray for our youth pastors to be committed to a campus and equip this generation to be missionaries to their schools. Pray for favor and authority to claim their school for Christ. Let’s petition the King of Kings and Lord of Lords to bring revival to this land and let it begin with our youth! We appreciate you and your commitment to pray for students.