Dear FBC Family,
We recently began a program that the Lord has laid heavily on my heart – R.O.N.O.P.A.A.T. – Reaching Our Neighbors One Prayer At A Time. You may remember some years ago we had R.R.O.D.A.A.T. which was Reaching Randolph One DOOR At A Time. We managed to cover a good portion of Randolph in that effort, but participation was minimal and we eventually put that program to rest.
However, I recently became aware of a way that we can accomplish our goal of reaching every single home in Randolph (or in any other communities our church family represents). I’m asking you to become part of the effort, and it will only take 5 minutes of your time on a daily basis. I’m asking you to pray for your immediate neighbors every day by name. And I’m going to give you a tool to help make that possible. This is a project that anybody, young or old, healthy or infirm, male or female, new to the faith or seasoned believer, can participate in. If you can pray, something you as a Christian are doing anyway, then you can pray for your neighbors.
BlessEveryHome.com is a wonderful tool that will provide you with the names of your immediate neighbors every day. It is free, and it is confidential. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a map and a list of your closest neighbors, along with emails at the frequency of your choice to pray for your next five neighbors that day. All you’ll need to do is open that email during your daily prayer time, pray for the five neighbors listed therein, and click on the “PRAYED” button in the email. There is even a sample prayer provided each day, in case you aren’t sure how to pray for them. And if you prefer to use your phone rather than your computer and email, there is an app you can download and use.
Here’s what I’m asking you to do. Visit the following link and sign up – https://blesseveryhome.com/light/?cust=11890. There are informational videos on the site that will explain things more fully, so feel free to poke around. Download the app if you prefer that method, and then when you start receiving daily lists of your neighbors, PRAY for them.
I have been using this tool for a few weeks now, and it has warmed my heart for my neighbors. I find myself thinking about them as I drive by their homes, and praying for them yet again each time I do that. God has done a work in MY heart, because I’ve been praying for THEM. He’ll do the same for you.
Together, we can Reach Our Neighbors (our neighborHOODS) One PRAYER At A Time!