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'Pray Gulf Coast' Unites Individuals, Churches, Ministries in Prayer for Community

More than 40 churches and ministries and almost 500 individuals have united to pray daily for Mobile and Baldwin counties through Pray Gulf Coast, a 50-day prayer initiative launched by the University of Mobile Center for Leadership.

The initiative, which lasts from Easter to Pentecost, calls for residents of the areas to unite in daily prayer for specific needs in the churches, schools, businesses, families, government, and individuals of the community.

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack said, “Pray Gulf Coast provides all of us who are Christians the opportunity to unite in prayer for our area. Every day, we are reminded of God’s blessings through the beautiful Gulf Coast that He created. While we are blessed, we still face serious issues in our area. Through prayer, we have hope, encouragement, and guidance in dealing with these issues.”

The Center for Leadership distributes daily prayer guides via email and a Facebook page. Participating churches have adopted their own day to pray, resulting in 50 days of perpetual prayer for Mobile and Baldwin counties.

Prayer topics include reductions in the divorce rate, crime rate, single parent families, and domestic violence, among others. Participants are praying for legislators, education officials, and law enforcement members by name, when possible.

Fred Wolfe, pastor of Luke 4:18 Fellowship in Mobile, Ala., said, “There is great power in united prayer. As I read the prayer request each day and join in praying with others all across the Gulf Coast there is a confident assurance in my heart that God is moving and will answer our corporate prayer in a powerful way.”

For more information about Pray Gulf Coast or to register to receive daily inspirational emails, visit www.twelve23.org or contact the Center for Leadership at 251.442.2555.
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