Touchstone Prayer

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. We will not meet on Christmas Day or New Years Day, but let’s still remember each other in prayer on those days. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Let’s lift up the healthy needs of our staff, volunteers, interns, and students.


  • A friend is finally feeling better after knee replacement surgery

  • A delightful CiViL LIberties storyteller event last Wednesday evening

  • Several encouraging career delvelopments for one of our friends

  • Some encouraging prayers for a friend who went on a recent pilgrimage

  • Some recent fun songwriting opportunities for Jim

  • A recent donation to cover about 6 weeks worth of CiViL snacks


Touchstone & CiViL

  • All our students need your prayers. Several are in dire need of various kinds.

  • A long-term sustainability plan for Touchstone and CiViL

  • Wisdom in planning Touchstone’s 2019 Budget - still working on it!

  • Camp Our Town at Hillwood High, an attempt to build the school community

  • The quietly lonely in the CiViL Community

  • Some ongoing challenges in our CiViL Boys Groups

Comfort and help for

  • Broken relationships - the struggle against anger and resentment

  • A depressed friend

  • Two young men in prison

  • The families of several friends with Parkinson’s Disease

  • JIm’s parents and those providing them with care

Healing for

  • A friend with debilitating shoulder and neck pain

  • Shoulder surgery this week for another friend

  • a cousin with terminal cancer. Also comfort and salvation

  • a friend’s son who has treatable Hodgkins Lymphoma has a pulmonary embolism, halting his treatmen.

  • a friend’s father in treatment for cancer

Donations of

  • office space

  • Snacks for CiViL Groups students (pop tarts, granola bars, etc.)


  • Jobs and encoragement for four team members and friends

  • Success for the local musical production penned by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, and Billy Sprague in early April

  • The Gathering on March 30-31 in Oviedo, FL and our friend Jon’s role in it

  • Guidance and blessing on a Weber house project

  • The ministries of Youth for Christ in Middle Tennessee, including the right person to fill a newly opened positioin