You're invited to join together in prayer with people across our association for three days at the start of the new year. Our 7th Annual Three Days of Prayer takes place January 1-3, 2019.
If your congregation has not already begun to start planning, now is a good time!
The themes for each of the three days are as follows:
- Tuesday, January 1: This is a day focused on confession. We have made our lives, our relationships, and even the church in our own image. We confess that the church belongs to Jesus and not to us. We gather to lay down our pride, our sin and our agenda and ask the Lord of the church for forgiveness, which He gives freely and with mercy.
- Wednesday, January 2: This is a day of petition. Pray for your congregation, for the pastor, for the leaders, for those who carry out ministries, for the Sunday School teachers, for the Confirmation leaders, for those leading adult Bible studies and for those leading small groups. Pray for those in hospital and nursing home ministries. Pray for all those connected to your church that they might know God’s redeeming love for all in Christ.
- Thursday, January 3: This is a day for vision. Pray that the Holy Spirit will again move through the hearts and minds of leaders and pastors that God’s vision for His church might be revealed and fulfilled. This is a time of prayer for renewal, revival and encouragement. Pray for God’s vision.
Structure this type of prayer in any way that makes sense in your congregation. In past years, some congregations have organized special prayer services while others chose to host a prayer vigil, take part in a prayer walk, or simply ask members of the congregation to set aside some time during each of the three days to pray.
If you'd like to receive a notification reflecting on the themes during each of the three days, be sure to download our app and opt-in for "Three Days of Prayer" notifications. [Here's How]
In past years, a few of our congregations have submitted sample documents as a resource for others who are planning on participating in the event for the first time. If your congregation is interested in using these downloadable resources as a guide to create your own, you can find them on our website under Events > Three Days of Prayer > Resources.
If you would like to share any photos, thoughts, or reflections on social media during the Three Days of Prayer, please use the hashtag #LCMC3DOP19 so we can find them!
Whether your congregation is organizing a special activity or you're simply setting aside some time on each of the three days to pray, let's come together as an association to lift one another up in prayer from January 1-3!
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