Rick’s Prayer Page


Updated: 03/25/2019

Did you know we have a prayer strategy for the ministry of Young Life in Greater KC? Are you interested joining the Greater KC Young Life prayer team? If so, please contact us!

Prayer Requests

  • One of our biggest challenges is funding for our regional office. Pray for people with vision who will invest in our ministry. Ideally, income would average $15,000 per month to meet expenses. Ask God to guide the Council members regarding who to talk with about investing in this ministry and for grace to be on those conversations. Ideally those who give would become connected from the heart with what God is doing through Young Life in the GKC region.

  • Jay LaVergne began as our new admin in January. We are building new processes, strategies and rhythms to serve the 24 areas we oversee. Every Tuesday we have a fresh whiteboard session to tackle a new challenge!

  • Please pray for God’s hand and direction of our new strategic plan for these next five years.

  • Pray for the Advisory Council as they seek to acquire sustainable funding for the Greater Kansas City ministry and serve local committees.

  • Pray for God to use Young Life to raise up more and more ordinary people in Kansas City who are loving Jesus, befriending kids who haven’t met Jesus yet, and raising up disciples of Jesus who have a vision for spiritual generations.

  • Pray that God will add to the Advisory Council people who will use their expertise, connections, resources and passion to move GKC forward. We need the right people for the following roles: RCE Chair, Alumni & Friends Coordinator, Metro Strategist, Communications Coordinator, and Staff Care Coordinator.

  • Local areas have to commit to the number of spots they’ll fill by 4/1. Pray that they’ll be led in regards to how many spots they sign up for and that God would send the kids to fill those spots.

  • Ask God to fill all the beds in each of the Young Life camps all summer long with kids who need to know him or know him at a deeper level.

Answers to Prayer

  • Independence (the third largest city in the State of Missouri) is launching Young Life for the first time in history!

  • Staff throughout the city report feeling more valued, supported, encouraged and known. The culture is shifting!

  • Praise God for healthy growth (both in kids-impacted and spiritual health) during these first five years of regional leadership in Kansas City. Continue to pray for powerful protection against the enemy’s schemes to create disunity, discouragement and distraction.

  • My sabbatical leave (December 8, 2018 - February 8, 2019) gave me a clearer vision, fresh insight, and I returned rested, focused, energized, and spiritually renewed. I am so thankful for these months to re-focus!