Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010 Year of Prayer - Part 3

Today’s posting is part three in a three part series introducing 2010 as the YEAR OF PRAYER here at Grace Ministries. Be sure to read parts 1 and 2 before reading part 3.

September - This month we will ask everyone in our ministry to gather at a large flagpole
out on our soccer field on the same day for 15 minutes at some time between 6-8am for a
morning or worship and prayer

October - This month we will ask each person to memorize word for word at least one of
four passages in the Bible that deals with prayer (Philippians 4:4-9; Colossians 1:9-14;
James 1:2-8; 2 Chronicles 7:12-15)

November - This month we will ask everyone to pray through the book of Psalms by
praying five Psalms daily (2 in morning; 1 at noon; 2 in evening)

December - This month we will ask everyone to spend 30 minutes to an hour between
6am and midnight on New Year's Eve at a self-guided prayer event that will take place in the church auditorium

Fourth, we will use the month of July, the halfway point of the year, to have another 4-week message series on prayer in order to keep us focused as we enter the last half of the calendar year. Below is an overview of the message we will be going through during the month of July.

July 4 – Daniel (Daniel 5) - We will see the need for courage in our prayer life, especially as it relates to our nation

July 11 – Enoch (Genesis 5) – We will see the need for intimacy in our prayer life.

July 18 – Solomon (1 Kings 3) - We will see the need for selflessness in our prayer life.

July 25 – Samuel (1 Samuel 3) - We will see the need for listening in our prayer life.

Finally, we will end the year on December 31st with a special “self-guided” prayer event here at the church. This is described more above under the monthly challenge for December.

We have just a matter of hours until the Year of Prayer begins. Please use this time to prepare by being sure that everyone in and under your ministry is ready to take on this challenge starting January 1. In fact, let’s all be PRAYING during the last hours of 2009 that God will use our YEAR OF PRAYER in 2010 to propel us to even greater effectiveness as a total ministry in meeting as many people as possible right where they are at and helping to move them to where God wants them to be!

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