Week of Prayer & Fasting - Shhhhh!
Last night we kicked off our corporate gatherings with a Worship Celebration. It was a great night of pursuing the presence of God through worship aspects like singing, spoken word, art, reflection on the attributes of God, and prayer. it is both encouraging and inspiring to gather together in community for an extended time of worship. It was a great kickoff and we anticipate and pray that God continues to meet His people during corporate gatherings and in our individual times.
*Corporate Fast begins this morning. We encourage you to participate in our corporate fasting time that commences Wednesday morning, November 19 and concludes Friday evening, November 21 at the Concert of Prayer. The Concert of Prayer features a wonderful meal to close our fast. If you are unable to fast for the three day period, then consider a fast for a different time period... 2 days, 1 day, or a meal.
Today includes the following opportunities to gather with others at the church:
- Men’s Hanging With Jesus - 6:15 am-7:30 am
- Women's Heart to Heart – 9:15 am-11:00 am
- Prayer Gathering – 12:00 pm-1:00 pm – Foyer
- Prayer Gathering hosted by the Young Adults for everyone – 7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Gate Auditorium
In our Week of Prayer and Fasting Journal, today's focus is on silence and solitude. How will take an opportunity to Shhhh the world around you. These two disciplines are the practice of stripping all other distractions and noise from our life so that we can zone in on God. Silence and solitude place us where we may listen to hear God's perspective on our world, our circumstances , our goals, and our relationships. Try carving out 15-20 minutes today where you can practice silence and solitude. You can you use the Prayer and Fasting Journal for further steps to help you in this time.
“I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God, it changes me.” - C.S. Lewis