Every congregation, member and pastor is being invited to set aside some time each day of January 7, 8 and 9, 2014, as part of the 3 Days of Prayer, put on by Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).
Our attitude toward prayer has often been characterized by saying, “well, all we can do now is pray!” Prayer is not the hopeless act of desperation. Prayer is a gift that God has given to us as a means to approach the throne of grace with confidence—like that of a child coming to her parents sharing concerns, victories, defeats and every part of life. It is an opportunity to express the deepest heartache and the greatest joy. Prayer is a conversation between the Creator and the created…and the conversation began with God, for us, in Christ Jesus.
What can you expect from Faith Lutheran on the 3 Days of Prayer?
Follow along with the 3 Days of Prayer for special posts and prayers here on our website, or on Facebook or Twitter. Feel free to comment and add your own prayers! Plan to attend a special prayer service at either noon or 6:30pm on Wed. Jan. 8 at Faith Lutheran.
Day One: January 7
This is a day focused on confession. We have made our lives, our relationships—and even the church—in our own image. We confess that the church belongs to Jesus and not to us. We gather to lay down our pride, our sin and our agenda and ask the Lord of the church for forgiveness, which He gives freely and with mercy. Read prayers for Day 1…
Day Two: January 8
This is a day of petition. Pray for our congregation, for the pastors, for the leaders, for those who carry out ministries, for the Sunday School teachers, for the Confirmation leaders, for those leading adult Bible studies and for those leading small groups. Pray for those in hospital and nursing home ministries. Pray for all those connected to our church that they might know God’s redeeming love for all in Christ. Please join us on January 8 for a prayer services at 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Read prayers for Day 2…
Day Three: January 9
This is a day for vision. Pray that the Holy Spirit will again move through the hearts and minds of leaders and pastors that God’s vision for His church might be revealed and fulfilled. This is a time of prayer for renewal, revival and encouragement. Pray for God’s vision. Read prayers for Day 3…