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30 Days of Fasting & Prayer:
We invite you to join us for 30 days of prayer and fasting to wrap up our “For the Sake of the NAME” Kingdom Expansion. Think of these 30 days as a fight and a journey. We fight in prayer together by praying each day for 5 mission critical prayer requests. We journey in prayer together by learning from key scriptures and stories of prayer. This app will be updated each day of these 30 days. If you missed Pastor Brian’s call to prayer message on 10/21 we encourage you to listen to it here.
Here is the format we will follow:
Imprint: A weekly memory verse.
Insight: A daily scripture on prayer.
Intercede: Five weekly prayer requests to labor in prayer for Kingdom expansion.
Inspiration: A daily story of prayer.
30 Days of Fasting & Prayer:
Imprint: (memorize this) 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Insight: (reflect on this) 1 Timothy 2:1-6
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
Intercede: (pray for these 5 things this week)
1) As we expand, we ask that with the tool of this new building You would enable us to love and serve our community better, with new local ministries that address points of real need and lead people to Jesus.
2) Through a larger home base we ask that You would give us new global ministries and increase our footprint of influence in the world through global partnerships and missionary personnel, for the sake of the NAME.
3) We pray that You would use this process of Kingdom Expansion to unify us and to refocus us, and to reenergize us around Your great gospel purposes. Through our engagement in this effort make us an even stronger army of Your ambassadors and servants.
4) Give courage to families and individuals to honestly and openly talk, pray, think and listen to You about their part in this Kingdom Expansion, during these final two weeks. Give us the same widespread participation in Kingdom Expansion that happened in the building of the tabernacle.
5) Pour out on all of us a spirit of obedience, sacrifice and generosity so that enough money is committed to enable us to move forward with this Kingdom/building expansion initiative.
Inspiration: (learn from this)
“We had only been at Woodlands a few months when Mike found out he would have to have part of his lung removed. We put in a prayer request. The Dr. told us he couldn't say what the outcome of the surgery would be; he wouldn't know anything until he opened Mike up. He said it would be a long, painful recovery; it was. He also told us Mike would need oxygen after the surgery and maybe for the rest of his life. While they were performing the surgery I sat alone in the waiting room overwhelmed by the whole thing until I remembered that we had asked the church for prayers. I was so strengthened by those prayers. By the end of the day Mike was up and walking around. They did some tests and said he didn't need oxygen and took it off. The nurses said it was unbelievable, people need oxygen after almost any surgery, but especially lung surgery. We told them about our prayer request and how the people of Woodlands were praying for us and they were amazed at how powerful those prayers had been in helping Mike to breathe.”
-Carolyn Westberg, Woodlands attendee
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