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CSPrayerFocus is taking our annual summer hiatus.  We are grateful for our faithful and growing number of prayer partners.  God is answering.

Prayer Points for July

  • Continue thanking God for answered prayer
  • Continue to pray for hope and encouragement for area believers
  • Ask God for how to pray for the future of our city
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City Transformation: Supporting those with Hidden Disabilities

  • Pray for those that advocate for families dealing with hidden disabilities that they would be successful in raising awareness, understanding and support throughout our community.

Hidden disabilities are disabilities that are psychiatric, emotional, neurological, medical, etc., such as bipolar disorder, PTSD, autism, ADHD, and chronic medical conditions to name a few.  Although hidden, they significantly impact the lives of those who have them and those who live with those that do.  These prayer points are contributed by local resident Melanie Boudreau who currently ministers internationally in helping the Church better understand and support those most affected by hidden disabilities.  She is the author of Toppling the Idol of Ideal: Raising Children with Hidden Disabilities. For those interested in a greater understanding of the challenges faced raising children with hidden disabilities you can find the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Toppling-Idol-Ideal-Children-Disabilities/dp/1939828279

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City Transformation: Supporting those with Hidden Disabilities

  • Pray that local churches abandon “blame based” models of understanding behaviors influenced by brain chemistry differences, and work towards eradication of stigma.

Hidden disabilities are disabilities that are psychiatric, emotional, neurological, medical, etc., such as bipolar disorder, PTSD, autism, ADHD, and chronic medical conditions to name a few.  Although hidden, they significantly impact the lives of those who have them and those who live with those that do.  These prayer points are contributed by local resident Melanie Boudreau who currently ministers internationally in helping the Church better understand and support those most affected by hidden disabilities.  She is the author of Toppling the Idol of Ideal: Raising Children with Hidden Disabilities. For those interested in a greater understanding of the challenges faced raising children with hidden disabilities you can find the book here:  http://www.amazon.com/Toppling-Idol-Ideal-Children-Disabilities/dp/1939828279

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City Transformation: Supporting those with Hidden Disabilities

  • Pray that local educational institutions and workplaces willingly and compassionately abide by the laws meant to protect those with disabilities, whether those disabilities are overt or hidden.

Hidden disabilities are disabilities that are psychiatric, emotional, neurological, medical, etc., such as bipolar disorder, PTSD, autism, ADHD, and chronic medical conditions to name a few.  Although hidden, they significantly impact the lives of those who have them and those who live with those that do.  These prayer points are contributed by local resident Melanie Boudreau who currently ministers internationally in helping the Church better understand and support those most affected by hidden disabilities.  She is the author of Toppling the Idol of Ideal: Raising Children with Hidden Disabilities. For those interested in a greater understanding of the challenges faced raising children with hidden disabilities you can find the book here:  http://www.amazon.com/Toppling-Idol-Ideal-Children-Disabilities/dp/1939828279

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City Transformation: Supporting those with Hidden Disabilities

  • Pray that home is a safe place of empathetic accountability and compassion for local children with hidden disabilities.

Hidden disabilities are disabilities that are psychiatric, emotional, neurological, medical, etc., such as bipolar disorder, PTSD, autism, ADHD, and chronic medical conditions to name a few.  Although hidden, they significantly impact the lives of those who have them and those who live with those that do.  These prayer points are contributed by local resident Melanie Boudreau who currently ministers internationally in helping the Church better understand and support those most affected by hidden disabilities.  She is the author of Toppling the Idol of Ideal: Raising Children with Hidden Disabilities. For those interested in a greater understanding of the challenges faced raising children with hidden disabilities you can find the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Toppling-Idol-Ideal-Children-Disabilities/dp/1939828279

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City Transformation: Supporting those with Hidden Disabilities

  • Pray that local children with hidden disabilities turn to Christ as their refuge rather than turning from Christ in response to the treatment they receive from the body of Christ as they learn how to navigate their disabilities.

Hidden disabilities are disabilities that are psychiatric, emotional, neurological, medical, etc., such as bipolar disorder, PTSD, autism, ADHD, and chronic medical conditions to name a few.  Although hidden, they significantly impact the lives of those who have them and those who live with those that do.  These prayer points are contributed by local resident Melanie Boudreau who currently ministers internationally in helping the Church better understand and support those most affected by hidden disabilities.  She is the author of Toppling the Idol of Ideal: Raising Children with Hidden Disabilities. For those interested in a greater understanding of the challenges faced raising children with hidden disabilities you can find the book here:  http://www.amazon.com/Toppling-Idol-Ideal-Children-Disabilities/dp/1939828279

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City Transformation: Supporting those with Hidden Disabilities

  • Pray that local children with hidden disabilities learn to self advocate and self accommodate, taking responsible ownership of their differences while not allowing those differences to define or limit them.

Hidden disabilities are disabilities that are psychiatric, emotional, neurological, medical, etc., such as bipolar disorder, PTSD, autism, ADHD, and chronic medical conditions to name a few.  Although hidden, they significantly impact the lives of those who have them and those who live with those that do.  These prayer points are contributed by local resident Melanie Boudreau who currently ministers internationally in helping the Church better understand and support those most affected by hidden disabilities.  She is the author of Toppling the Idol of Ideal: Raising Children with Hidden Disabilities for those interested in a greater understanding of the challenges faced raising children with hidden disabilities: http://www.amazon.com/Toppling-Idol-Ideal-Children-Disabilities/dp/1939828279