WELCOME TO WOODLANDS IN PRAYER
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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.
Imprint: (memorize this) Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Insight: (reflect on this) Romans 12:9-12
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer…
Intercede: (pray for these 5 things this week)
1) We ask that you would multiply many healthy churches in the Central Wisconsin Area, and give the ones that exist deep passion, focused purpose and all the resources they need to faithfully play their part in the Great Commission. And help us to always be kingdom minded, to team with other God honoring churches to see the NAME of Jesus exalted.
2) As we enter into the final week of our Kingdom Expansion process we pray that You would seal in our hearts, forever, the lessons we have learned through this process and in prayer, and the unity that we have enjoyed as we have sought to sacrifice together for the sake of Your NAME.
3) We pray for Your clear guidance and wisdom, as a church, as we take many focused next steps in December to move forward into the next phase of this Kingdom/building Expansion.
4) We pray for Your clear guidance and wisdom for families as they finalize their decisions about what You are calling them to do to help this Kingdom Expansion move forward. And fill all of our hearts with an unwavering desire to always: trust You, obey You, and treasure You above all else, in the choices we make.
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)
“Prayer” by Philip Yancey:
A month ago I was standing, frantic, in downtown Budapest, Hungary, after a ten-hour flight. On my laptop computer I had notes to prepare for a series of speeches, and upon checking into my hotel I realized I had left the AC power cord in an airport lounge somewhere in transit. Stores were closing in an hour, the next day was Sunday, and I had no clue where I might find computer parts in that foreign city, much less navigate the public transportation to get there. I breathed a quick prayer and started searching for anyone who spoke English. No success. Just as I was feeling desperate, a young man and his mother came up to me and said, “Can we help you?” The young man, a student, had just completed his English proficiency exam and the two were heading toward a train station adjacent to a mall that included a computer store – one of two stores in Budapest, it turned out, that carried the particular part I needed. Was that coincidence?
A year ago I attended a conference of 1,200 people and had one meal on my own. I entered the dining hall, walked past a long line of tables, and chose a seat at random. As conversation unfolded, I learned that all five other guests at the table were members of the same family. The father, back home in Michigan, was living through the final stages of esophageal cancer, days from death, and at the last minute two in-laws had made arrangements to stay with him. The daughters had driven twenty hours, through the night, from another state. For six months the mother had not left her husband alone. She came to the conference hoping to talk to me about the topic of suffering because she knew that my wife had worked as a hospice chaplain. She had brought along a list of questions, in faint hope of spending some time discussing them. Would I mind?
“When I pray, coincidences happen,” said Archbishop William Temple; “when I don’t, they don’t.”
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