It is time for us to pray for Vacation Bible School (VBS). VBS remains one of the top evangelistic outreaches of the church, resulting in more than 75,000 professions of faith annually in the Southern Baptist Convention alone. Here at Sunbright First Baptist we see children every year turn to Jesus. Additionally, each year during VBS thousands of children, teens, and adults respond to the calling of God on their lives and make public a decision to pursue a calling in ministry or missions. Our theme this year is, “In the Wild.” They will be encountering many new things. Hopefully, they will encounter Jesus!

Here are some specific ways you can pray for our VBS:

  1. Pray for God’s guidance for faculty and staff as we prepare for VBS this year.
  2. Pray for Spiritual understanding of the content of the Bible passages to be taught.
  3. Pray for physical stamina for the workers during the week of VBS.
  4. Pray for safety and health for all our faculty and students.
  5. Pray for Spiritual direction in discerning the “teachable moment” for each child and the extent of each child’s readiness for salvation.
  6. Pray for God’s watchcare, to avoid accidents, trials, temptations, and distractions.
  7. Pray for wise use of time in planning, preparing, and teaching.
  8. Pray for a positive attitude of excitement and enthusiasm for each worker.
  9. Pray for a full sense of the joy of Christian service for each worker.
  10. Pray for relationships:
    1. Understanding, loving, helping relationships with the children in each class.
    2. Supportive team relationships with other workers in the VBS.
    3. Strengthened relationship with God.
    4. Relationships with spouse and family.
    5. Developing relationships with the parents of each child enrolled, particularly the unchurched.
  11. Pray for Mrs. Terri as she leads in Vacation Bible School.
  12. The Family Night service as we meet and witness to many parents new to our church.
  13. Our follow-up efforts to contact every child enrolled in VBS with an invitation to enroll him or her in Sunday School.
  14. The Children who attend, that they might:
    1. Learn more about the Bible.
    2. Learn that God loves them and that our church family loves them as well.
    3. Come to know Jesus as personal savior or build the foundation for that experience.