As a church we desire to be a praying church and have a posture of prayer. As Pastor Matt shared with us this past week, prayer is continuing a conversation that God already started through His word and His grace. We are praying to a good Father! With that in mind, we would like to invite you to join us in a few prayer opportunities.

Day of Prayer and Fasting
Beginning in March, we set aside a few days this year to fast and pray as a church family. As a general rule, we are inviting you to fast on the first Wednesday of the month. Here are the dates for the remainder of the year:
July 3 October 2
August 7 November 6
September 4 December 4

Prayer before service
We have a group of people who are committed to begin praying each Sunday morning in the loft (next to the coat room) from 8:00-8:45 am. If you want to come and join us, you are invited to pray for God’s work in our church, at work in our world and we are partnering with Him. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Jung at kimjungtc@gmail.com

Prayer after service
Starting very soon, we will begin having a prayer team available at communion or at the end of the service. If you are struggling with your relationship with Jesus or there is something weighing heavy on your heart, there will be people available for you if you want someone to talk with and pray with.

As Jesus demonstrates in so many ways, we want to learn to pray because God offers it to us as a means of connecting with Him. We have some new resources available on the book wall this week about prayer. Check it out!

Here is a prayer written by Pastor A.W. Tozer, author of “The Pursuit of God”. This can be a prayer for our prayer life.

“O God, I have tasted Your goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me
thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am
ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want You; I long
to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Your glory,
I pray, so I may know You indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me…
Give me grace to rise and follow You up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
A.W. Tozer

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