Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 19) we will begin 21 days of deliberate prayer as a church. This is a challenge for all who are willing to join in (and I hope you’re willing) to begin to pray in unity for specifics people or topics each day. Each day I will update on this blog the prayer for that day and I’m asking you to join in prayer with me.
Here’s some ways you can get involved:
- Participate in praying (deliberately) each day.
- Share this with someone else you know or someone else in our church. Share this link on Facebook. (Wouldn’t it be awesome if this went viral?)
- Click the “follow” button to the right on this blog and receive an email each day as it is updated.
- Leave comments on the blog page each day about your prayer, who you’re praying for and how God may be working in your life through prayer.
- Come to 10:30 AM worship service ready to enter into a season of prayer with your church family.
The goal of these 21 days is not to pray self-centered prayers but Christ-centnered, others-minded prayers. John wrote, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.” (1 John 5:14, ESV)
I’ll leave you with these words from E.M. Bounds written in his famous book on prayer:
“What a world of natural praying there is, which is selfish, self-centered, self-inspired! The Spirit, when he prays through us, or helps us to meet the mighty ‘ougtness’ of right praying, trims our praying down to the will of God, and then we give heart and expression to his unutterable groanings.”
Can’t wait to see what God does in us and through us because of just 21 days!
 Deliberate prayer is a time when you stop and devote your full attention to praying to God. This is not in the car, at your desk at work, ect. This is taking the time to do nothing else but pray.
 Luke 18:1 “And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.”