I realized this morning that I inadvertently skipped over Moody in our prayer journey through the metro-Birmingham area. My apologies to the people of Moody!
**Also, I HAVE to acknowledge that Birmingham is currently abortion-free! The last remaining abortion clinic has been shut down, at least temporarily. I know of so many who have labored and warred in prayer for so many years to see that happen! Glory to God! Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Fellow Prayer-Warriors, our prayers for our cities make a difference! God moves and acts in response to the prayers of His people. Hallelujah!!! Now with that in mind, let’s turn our attention and prayers toward Moody, Alabama today.
Located in St. Clair County 15 miles east of Birmingham
Mayor Joe Lee
Incorporated in 1963
Named for Epps Moody, who built the first home in Moody in 1820
2010 population 11,726
- Originally called Moody’s Crossroads because the city grew up at the intersection of two roads
- Annual Oktoberfest the last Saturday in October
Psalm 67:1-3 – “God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. That Your way may be known upon the earth, Your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You.”
Lord God, we thank You for Your grace and mercy. You pour out blessings we do not deserve, and Your mercy never fails us. Never. Hallelujah. We pray that You would be gracious to the people of Moody. We pray that they would see Your hand of mercy and blessing like never before in their city and in every aspect of their lives. We pray that Your mercy would compel people to repent of sinful habits, and be set free in a real relationship with You. We pray Your grace would repair relationships that seem broken beyond repair. Bless the widow and orphan with families.
We pray for Mayor Lee and those who assist him in leading the city of Moody. Let Your face shine upon them, Lord, and lead them in the way they should go. Let them keep their eyes on You, and let them find favor with You and those they have sworn to lead. Give them grace to be humble servant-leaders, like Christ. Be gracious to provide them with the resources they need for their city, and with the knowledge to steward them well.
God we pray for Your Church in Moody. Raise them up to be a source of Your blessing, grace and mercy in their city. Use them to make Your name and Your ways known among the people of Moody and unto the whole earth. Let Your salvation be made known through them to all nations. Let the praises of the people to You start in Your Church, and spread throughout all of the city of Moody, and to the world.
Let Moody, AL be known as a city that knows the blessing and goodness of the Lord, and let it cause all those who hear of it rejoice in Your name.
How are you feeling led to pray for Moody, or for your own town, today? What do you think about the story of the last abortion clinic in Birmingham being shut down?