It’s Thanksgiving week! We at City on its Knees and Mission Birmingham are so thankful for you who have joined us in praying for the cities and towns we have covered so far, and we are even more thankful that we have a God who hears and answers the prayers of His people! We pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Located in St. Clair County 22 miles NE of Birmmingham
Mayor Isaac Howard
Incorporated in 1960
Named for the Margaret Debardeleben, wife of Charles Debardeleben who planned and constructed the city.
2010 population 4,428
Established in 1909 as a company town
Intended for workers who managed and worked at the Alabama Fuel and Iron Companay headed by Henry F. Debardeleben, father of Charles DeBardeleben
Friendship Festival in October – includes arts and crafts, food, and a car show
We are in the middle of some of the smaller towns in our area, and our researcher has had to work hard to find any information on some of them. As always, if you have additional info, we would love to know about it!
Heavenly Father, we thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. You are the God of the universe. Job 42:2 says that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.” You don’t need us or our prayers, and yet You allow us to join You in Your work through intercession. It changes us and let’s us see Your greatness and Your power up close and personal. Through intercession, we see that You “open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.” (Psalm 145:16)
And so we lift up the town of Margaret, AL to You today, Father. We pray that Your perfect plan for this town would be come forth for this time as it already is in Heaven. We pray that every home would know peace. We pray that every orphan and widow would be cared for. We pray that righteousness and peace would prevail in the streets, in the businesses, in the churches, in the courtrooms, and in the town hall. We pray that the joy of the Lord would make this town one of strength and dignity.
We pray that the law enforcement in Margaret would have the heart of Christ in all that they do. Protect them not just physically, but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually. May they see their job as a ministry and keep their eyes fixed on You, so that they don’t become cynical by the evil they encounter, but to have a heart that beats after Yours.
We pray that Wisdom would dwell in the streets of Margaret, and that the people who live and work there would pursue it with all they have. God, let Your wisdom and the light of truth demolish every stronghold and every vain imagination that has tried to exalt itself in this town.
We pray for Mayor Howard and those who help lead Margaret. We pray that You would bless them by allowing them to work in accordance with Your will and Your purposes, instead of futilely striving against them. Grant them wisdom and discernment to know Your purposes and the direction You want them to go. We pray that You would strengthen them and encourage them as they serve in the places of leadership in which You have placed them.
We thank You for the town of Margaret, and for what You are accomplishing and for what You will accomplish through this town. We are so glad that Your plans cannot be thwarted, for we trust that Your plan is for our good and for Your glory. Amen.
How is the Lord leading you to pray today?