Prayer Guide

Focused Prayer Needs

“Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.” Isaiah 55:6

Jeremiah 29:11–12

“‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster,
to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.’

Monthly Prayer Highlight


  • As we conclude a difficult year and look forward to the new one, pray God will continue to work through our church and our people to be a catalyst for spiritual awakening in Memphis and beyond.
    • Applying Biblical Truth
      • “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength;
        they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary”
        (Isaiah 40:31).

January Prayer Needs


  • Pray the new year will bring our neighbors who haven’t been to church in a while or maybe have never been to a church to Bellevue or another local church to Worship.
  • Pray all visitors and guests will experience the love of Christ through the intentional hospitality of our staff and volunteers.
  • Pray Worship Services will lead our people to a deeper intimacy with Jesus.
    • Applying Biblical Truth
      • “For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised…” (1 Chronicles 16:25).


  • Pray those who are not already Connected to a Life Group will be led by the Spirit and introduced to the Group and Teacher that is the best fit for them.
  • Pray the new year will bring new opportunities to minister to people through Groups.
  • Pray more people will be led to disciple and be discipled, allowing our Discipleship Groups to grow in 2021, so we will all be multiplying disciple makers.
    • Applying Biblical Truth
      • “and let’s consider how to encourage one another in love and good deeds, not abandoning our own meeting together, as is the habit of some people, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24–25).


  • Pray 2021 will be a year where Bellevue members are marked by a pursuit of city renewal.
  • Pray Bellevue members will proactively develop relationships with lost people and that through these relationships, they will be prepared to share the Gospel.
  • Along with serving as a church, pray members will engage in local witnessing opportunities.
    • Applying Biblical Truth
      • “Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul” (Psalm 66:16).

Pray for Bro. Steve

  • A new year requires new wisdom. Specifically pray for Bro. Steve as he seeks God for his sermon series for 2021 and as he leads the church during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Applying Biblical Truth
      • “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).


  • Nothing is closer to Bro. Steve’s heart than revival. Pray for the glory of God to fill the house of God.
    • Appling Biblical Truth
      • “The priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord” (1 Kings 8:11).

Pray for Our Staff
Thank you for praying for our Bellevue staff.

  • Pray for complete healing.
  • Pray for protection from the enemy.
  • Pray for strength physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
    • Applying Biblical Truth
      • “With God, all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
      • “The Lord is the one who will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. Do not be afraid or discouraged” (Deuteronomy 31:8CSB).

Update on Mack Hindman:
Mack was temporarily discharged for the holidays, allowing the Hindmans to spend some time as a family in Memphis. They are now planning to return to Shepherds Center in the spring for additional therapy.

  • Pray for the therapy Mack is doing here in Memphis.
  • As Mack goes back to rehabilitation at Shepherds, pray for his strength as this training is intense and tiring.
  • Continue to pray Mack’s specific prayer request: that God would restore full function to his hands and fingers, so he will be able to write, eat, and do other things on his own.

Update on Phil Newberry:
Phil is on medical disability at Bellevue. His cancer is stable, but he is also experiencing rough side effects from the various medications.

  • Pray for Phil as he continues treatment at West Clinic.
  • Pray for safety as Phil travels to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas.
  • Pray for Phil’s wife, Jeanne, and family.
  • Continue to pray Phil’s specific prayer request: that the Lord will use this cancer and his life for God’s glory.