Let Us Pray: A Congregational ExperiLent
Prayer changes lives. Are you ready for change? Commit to pray individually every day. And, commit to pray with another person(s) – in person, by phone/video - 2-3x a week, between now and Easter.
Yes, we will meet you where you are at in your prayer life.
You can ask someone you already know – from your small group, someone you have a friendship with, someone you serve with at SPARK, PADS, choir, etc.
Your spouse could be an option as your prayer partner. If you currently pray regularly with your spouse, we suggest you consider praying with someone new. We want to encourage you to find someone you are comfortable with, probably of the same gender.
No. You can choose a Christian at your workplace, in your neighborhood, etc.
Focusing on Prayer
9am class on February 11-March 18: facilitated by Dave Buckley, is based on the new ‘40 Days of Prayer’ DVD series by Rick Warren. A weekly video will highlight questions we have about prayer – for example: What are the right words, and how long should we keep praying about something? How can we know God even hears us when we pray? Discussion in a small group follows video. Your own personal ‘40 Days to a Powerful Prayer Life journal’ is included with the curriculum.
10:30am interactive class on February 25-March 18: ‘Walking with God through Lent” will be taught by Wheaton College professor Tom Schwanda and the Rev Dr. Pam Powell. “Praying with Scripture” is an example of one session.
First Pres will provide a free Prayer Journal for you in worship on February 18 & 25. Journals will be available for pick-up after worship on March 4.
Books on Prayer
The following is a reading list of books on prayer that partners can choose from if they choose to read/discuss a book together:
Prayer: Does It Make a Difference? | Philip Yancey
Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home | Richard Foster
Too Busy Not to Pray | Bill Hybels
When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer | Jerry Sittser
A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World | Paul E. Miller