July 5, 2024

TOUCHSTONE PRAYER LIST

Jun 5, 2024

PRAISES & THANKS     

  • We are thankful for the freedoms we have.
  • Summer CiViL is about to launch at the Juvenile Justice Center
  • A friend’s building project is moving along again.

 

PETITIONS

Touchstone Events, Programs & Services     

CiViL: 

  • Item collection for the Big Blessing Benefit Sale
  • Plans for CiViL Summer at Juvenile Justice Center
  • That God reach the teens who need help with safety, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual issues
  • The Malawi trip in August
  • Plans for CiViL this Fall 
  • A partner church for each CiViL location
  • CiViL interns for next year

Counseling:

  • Touchstone counseling clients

Other:

  • Belmont merger/legacy plan
  •  Favor in contacting an influential friend
  • Fall fundraiser committee
  • Connection: Just Love Coffee Cafe – McEwen
  • TYRS URGENTLY needs new office space 
  • TYRS needs various kinds of volunteers and staff.
  • Protection for Touchstone staff, vols & interns 

 

Comfort and Healing 

Grief:

  •  All families dealing with loss

Illness & injury: 

  • A friend undergoing eye surgery next Thursday
  • A friend had heart surgery last Monday
  • Jim’s mom is stable, but fragile.
  • Meg B is battling lung cancer.
  • Renee’s sister getting cancer treatment
  • A friend’s gums, bones, and eyes
  • A friend fighting sickle cell anemia

Struggle:  

  • A friend with too much stress
  • Several friends who needs new jobs
  • Friends struggling with addiction, anxiety, and past trauma

 

Other-Individuals

  • Travel mercies for several friends
  • That Sebastian is found. 
  • A friend’s submission to The Wall 
  • Expensive medication cost for a friend
  • A friend’s building & moving plans 
  • People we love come to Jesus
  • Youth For Christ needs more workers for their Juvenile Justice System ministry

 

 

Partner Organizations

Churches:

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Mt Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Ministries:

  • Mission Discovery
  • Rocketown
  • Youth for Christ 
  • Inspiritus 
  • Juvenile Justice Detention Facility

Higher Education – Interns:

  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University

Funders:

  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car & Foundation
  • HCA Healthcare Foundation
  • Just Love Coffee
  • US Health Advisors – Montague Region
  • The Predators Foundation

Metro Nashville Public Schools:

  • Hillsboro High
  • James Lawson High
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • John Overton High
  • Oliver Middle
  • Stratford – Not active there, yet!

Ministry Consultants:

  • Missions Development International
  • Mission Increase Foundation

 

Current Issues

Government:

  • President, Governor, Mayor & local, state & national policymakers, 2024 elections

Justice for:

  • All people, regardless of race, religion, etc.
  • Trump trials & eligibility issue
  • Organizations that have allowed abuse

Protection from/for:

  • Persecution & War (Ukraine, Israel/Gaza, the Church)
  • Domestic violence & abuse
  • First responders

Social/Cultural:

  • Depression, violence & suicide 
  • Those with mental health & disabilities
  • America’s mass shooting epidemic 

Natural Disaster Survivors:

  • Fires in Northern California
  • Hurricane Beryl
  • Extreme heat in most of USA