Inseparable – Praying Romans 8:38-39

We are praying for Vincent, Alabama today. We are only 8 municipalities away from the end of our list!

Mayor Randy McAllister

Located in Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega Counties

Settled by the Kidd family in the 1800s

Named after one of the Kidd daughters, Anna Bella Vincent

3 significant things led to it being incorporated as a town

  • First school established in 1854
  • First post office in 1887
  • Railroad came through the area in 1887
  • Town was incorporated on Feb. 16, 1887

Current population: 2, 003

A growing town of quiet country living with opportunities for business development

Home to Alabama’s largest living Christmas tree

Romans 8:31-32, 35, 37-39 – “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, then who isĀ against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”….”Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril or sword?”…..”But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convince neither life, nor death, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Lord Jesus, we thank You and praise You for Your salvation, freely given to us though it cost You everything. Gracious Father, indeed how can we not trust You and Your love for us, when You gave Your only Son to die for us when we were Your enemies.

We pray that You would be for the town of Vincent, Alabama, and that nothing would be able to prevail against the town nor the people there. We pray for Your salvation to dwell in the midst of this town, and in every home and place of business. Let the Church of Vincent be a beacon of the Gospel.

It’s easy to read this passage too quickly and assume that it somehow promises a protection from tribulation, distress, persecution, etc. However, it only says that those things cannot separate us from Your love, and through You, we can be more than conquerors even in the midst of great hardship. So Father, we pray that for every person suffering in this town, that they would find the love of Christ that will carry them through it. We pray that as a town, they would look to You to carry them through every hardship they face. Thank You for the testimony they already have of being brought through difficult times and prospering in spite of them.

We pray for Mayor McAllister to also know and experience the love of Christ. We pray for his protection, but we also pray that for the things you allow to come into his life and into this town’s life, that it would only drive him closer to You. Cause Him to look to You for everything he needs pertaining to life and godliness. We pray that whatever might be coming against Mayor McAllister and the leadership of this town to try and separate them from Your love and Your will would be completely negated, in Jesus’ name. We declare that they, and this town, are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Aren’t you SO glad of God’s great love for us? Can you think of a person or a community that needs to know this truth today? Why not take a moment to post a prayer for them in the comments? There is great power when we come together in agreement in the Spirit through prayer!