For thirty days, Baton Rouge-based ministries, churches, intercessors, and individuals will be praying for healing, hope, and transformation of the city, kicking off the Renew Baton Rouge campaign. The campaign aims to launch new micro-ministries that allow individual believers to use their skills and gifts to become the hands and feet of change. Though many of our supporters do not live in Baton Rouge, we ask you for prayer around this initiative and to please share this with anyone you might know who could join in the efforts.
Baton Rouge consistently ranks in the top ten for murders and violent crime per capita and in the top thirty for people living below the poverty line. The good news is that Baton Rouge has a strong faith community with more than 65% of its residents declaring a Christian faith. The month of calls will cover important topics affecting the city, like children and families, crime, poverty, the education system, state & local leaders, and protection for law enforcement and first responders.
Michael Phillips, lifelong Baton Rouge resident and CEO of the Jesus Alliance, expanded on the vision for these thirty days. “Our hope is that as we pray together, believers will be moved by the Holy Spirit to use their skills and gifts to glorify God and restore righteousness in the city of Baton Rouge so others come to believe.”