In 2016, we are taking a couple intentional steps to develop a culture of prayer at Sojourn. Here is one of them:
On Wednesday, February 3 we will start Sojourn Prayer.
We will do it on the first Wednesday of every month from 7-8 PM. While I am sure we will tweak the format along the way, our goals are to: 1] learn about prayer (10-15 minutes) and 2] pray (40-45 minutes)...
- praying the scriptures
- praising, confessing and repenting, giving thanks
- praying for Sojourn
- praying for our partners
- praying for God's work in us, Traverse City and the world
- praying for people who do not know Jesus
- praying for each other
- praying for other churches
- remembering and resting in the gospel
2016 Sojourn Prayer dates are:
February 3 | March 2 | April 6 | May 4 | June 1 | July 6 | August 3 | September 7 | October 5 | November 2 | December 7
(Put them on your calendar today!)
Praying with your church family is a sweet and underestimated habit to develop. I would encourage you to make it a priority, because prayer is hard and yet so necessary. I read once that "regular praying is the best evidence that we actually believe we need God".
Let's help each other grow as prayers in 2016.
- Pastor Matt