This post will look at things you should consider when praying for Alabama. Our prayer points are based on various things, including the state’s residents’ economy, safety and general wellbeing. Leaders’ information is included in the post, for we are to pray for them regardless of what we think of them.
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain, you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat– for he grants sleep to those he loves.
This rings true for every nation, state and home today. Mighty empires have risen and stood, seemingly immortal. Yet, they have all but fallen. The key reason behind that was forgetting the LORD. They watched in VAIN! They labored in VAIN! Let that not be our testimony as intercessors. Let that not be our testimony as men and women of faith.
GDP: 202.94B USD
Kay Ellen Ivey has been serving as the governor of Alabama since 2017. She previously served as the state treasurer and lieutenant governor. Ms Ivey is a cancer survivor and devout Christian. Her faith played a massive role during her battle with lung cancer.
Randall Woodfin is the 34th and current mayor of the state of Alabama. He is still fairly young and unmarried. Before becoming mayor, Mr Woodfin served as president of the Birmingham City School Board.
Thomas Hawley Tuberville is one of Alabama’s senators. He was a football coach at various universities before retirement. Mr Tuberville is married to Suzanne, with whom he has two sons.
Richard Craig Shelby is a senator for Alabama. He has been serving in this office since 1986. Mr Shelby is a former Democrat who switched his party affiliation to Republican in 1998. Mr Shelby is married to Annette Nevin Shelby, with whom he has two sons, Richard Jr. and Claude.
Transportation equipment is Alabama’s largest export category, rising at $10.3 billion, or almost half of the state’s total exports. Leading this sector is motor vehicles, representing $6.7 billion in 2019, up 4 per cent over the year.
Common jobs: Traffic technicians, Precision instrument and equipment repairers, Aerospace engineers & operations technicians. The unemployment rate is 6.7%.
Alabama is slightly behind the rest of the country’s average in development. For instance, 81.6% of the residents have broadband internet access, compared to the national average of 86.3%.
68.9% of Alabama residents have access to a regular doctor, compared to the national average of 73.5%. This results in 20.3% of the state’s adults having a fair or poor health status [Source]. The national average health status is 13.5%. We are grateful that they have a lower opioid and alcohol related death average than the national average.
Overall, Alabama is not among the safest states in the United States. Yet, many of its communities score very highly on the safety Index due to low crime rates and well-staffed police forces.
We encourage you to use this section to pray for things that are happening at the moment. Identify needs and stand in the gap.
Prayer Points for Alabama
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
You are standing up today to say, “Here I am, Lord!”
- Pray for the leaders of Alabama. We are praying for their health and wellbeing; physically, mentally and spiritually.
- We pray that the Lord would order their steps as they make decisions.
- Pray for their families. May the hand of the good Lord be evident in all they do.
- Let us pray for the state of Alabama. We commit its affair to the hand of God.
- We pray for healing of historical scars and pains between the racial divide.
- Father we ask that you would grant this state peace. We cover them in the blood of Jesus.
- We pray for a mighty revival. That the church would rise and live as Christ would.
- We pray for provision and opportunities for healthcare.