Citizens of Alabaster, you are indeed blessed to have a mayor who follows the Lord and is committed to praying for the city, as well as having some councilmen and -women who also value the power of prayer. It reminds me of Psalm 127:1, “Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who builds it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman keeps in wake in vain.” Well, the city leaders of Alabaster seem to recognize that and are putting the Lord first in building and protecting their city. What a blessing!
Below is a response from Mayor Handlon, which includes how she regularly prays for her city. I also know it would be an encouragement to her and the city council to see in the comments how others are praying for them.
I just wanted to take a moment to send a Thank You to all the prayer warriors. I’m sure our city is not much different from the others in this area as far as specific prayer request, but I did want to take a minute to list the things I continue to pray for in regard to our city:
1. Those still negatively affected by the economy with loss of jobs.
2. Our youth who are constantly exposed to and sometime tempted by the evils of this world like drugs and violence.
3. Our Senior Citizens who are alone, shut-in, and at risk of being taken advantage of by scams.
4. Our City Employees who work hard and give dedicated effort to the community.
Thank you again for sharing, and for keeping our city in your prayers,
A huge thank you to Mayor Handlon, Councilman Hicks, and Councilwoman Rakestraw for taking the time to respond to let us know how they appreciate the prayers for their city.
If you want to find out what is currently going on in Alabaster, visit their website
, which they do a great job on keeping up-to-date and interactive.
How do Mayor Handlon’s prayer points prompt you to pray? What Scripture does it bring to mind?