LCMC Blog [3 Days of Prayer Topic] http://www.lcmc.net/blog/feed?topic=54 Read the the latest news, announcements and articles from LCMC. en-us Mark Your Calendars for Three Days of Prayer 2020 http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/mark-your-calendars-for-three-days-of-prayer-2020/a849.html Wed, 20 Feb 19 00:00:00 -0700 We often think of the new year as a time to start fresh and get back on track after a busy holiday season jam-packed with celebrations to attend and last minute errands to run.  So many of us set New Year’s resolutions in hopes of making ourselves healthier, happier, and better at things, yet in our culture of Fitbits and habit-tracking apps, we often neglect to schedule intentional time to simply bring up our concerns to Jesus and actually listen to what He has to say.

That’s why eight years ago, LCMC Service Coordinator Mark Vander Tuig started the tradition of inviting everyone to set aside some intentional time for prayer at the start of each new year. 

He once wrote, “ Our attitude toward prayer has often been characterized by saying, ‘Well, all we can do now is pray!’. Prayer is not the hopeless act of desperation. Prayer is a gift that God has given to us as a means to approach the throne of grace with confidence—like that of a child coming to her parents sharing concerns, victories, defeats and every part of life. It is an opportunity to express the deepest heartache and the greatest joy.” 

Over the years, congregations have chosen to participate in this event in a variety of ways, including organizing events, creating resources, and utilizing technology. Some have simply asked each of the people in their congregation to set aside some time for prayer for each of the three days. 

Join us from January 7-9, 2020, as we lift up our congregations, our country, and the nations in prayer for the eighth consecutive year. 

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to follow us at facebook.com/lcmc.net or sign up for Three Days of Prayer notifications in the LCMC app so you can follow along with us during each of the three days.

Detailed information on this event, plus resources submitted by other LCMC congregations, can be found online at www.lcmc.net/ three-days-of-prayer.

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Everything You Need to Know for Three Days of Prayer http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-for-three-days-of-prayer/a842.html Fri, 09 Nov 18 00:00:00 -0700 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!

For more information, visit www.lcmc.net/three-days-of-prayer.

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Start Planning Now for Three Days of Prayer http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/start-planning-now-for-three-days-of-prayer/a828.html Thu, 16 Aug 18 00:00:00 -0600 If you haven't already begun to do so, it's time to start planning for our next annual Three Days of Prayer event, which takes place January 1-3 2019

Following the trend of past years, the theme for each day is as follows:

  • January 1 is a day focused on confession
  • January 2 is a day for petition
  • January 3 is a day for vision

There's no right or wrong way to structure this event, so do what works best for your congregation.  In past years some of our congregations have held special prayer services, some have had prayer vigils, others organized special activities like prayer walks, and others simply asked people to set aside some time for prayer each day. 

If you've never taken part in this event before, it's a great way to join together with LCMC-ers everywhere for a focused and intentional time of prayer.  Here are some tips for first time participants that were submitted to us in the past:

  • "Get the word out early!!!" – Rev. Alsen Wenzel (Yoakum, TX)
     
  • "Just do it.  Even if it only gets one or two to pray, that's better than none." – Laurel Bobb (Stow, OH)
     
  • "Start small and personally invite people to participate. If you have a prayer chain or a Bible study focused on prayer, encourage them to spend this extra time in prayer." – Julie Wood (Alpena, MI)
     
  • Tell the congregation ahead of time so they can prepare.  Handouts seemed to be helpful for the folks that couldn't come to church." – Paula Mann (Lasntana, FL)

If you're looking for resources to help in your planning, we've got you covered!  Check out our Three Days of Prayer Resources page for documents that have been submitted by other LCMC congregations. 

Also, we'll be sending out notifications through our mobile app during each of the three days reflecting on the theme for that day.  Whether you're a pastor, a congregation member, or just a random person who wants to pray, if you're interested in receiving these notifications, all you'll need to do is opt-in for Three Days of Prayer notifications in your mobile app settings.  [Here's How]

We look forward to kicking off another year by joining together in prayer with LCMC-ers from across the nation and around the globe! 

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2019 Three Days of Prayer Dates Announced! http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/2019-three-days-of-prayer-dates-announced/a807.html Mon, 26 Feb 18 00:00:00 -0700 Six years ago, Service Coordinator Mark Vander Tuig invited every congregation in LCMC to join in prayer for three days at the beginning of the new year.

In the time since, our association has turned Three Days of Prayer into an annual tradition with many congregations choosing to organize prayer walks, host special services and vigils, or distribute resources to congregation members for each of the three days.

Mark your calendars now for New Year's Day, because our next annual Three Days of Prayer will take place January 1-3, 2019.  

For updates on this event, be sure to follow our blog, or download our mobile app and opt-in for Three Days of Prayer push notifications in your app settings.  App users who have selected this option will receive a reminder before the event and a message reflecting on the themes during each of the three days.  

As always, resources such as sample brochures submitted by other LCMC congregations can be found here.

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Everything You Need to Know for Three Days of Prayer http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-for-three-days-of-prayer/a800.html Fri, 29 Dec 17 00:00:00 -0700 Our Sixth Annual Three Days of Prayer kicks off Tuesday, January 2!  The themes for each day are as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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.

Whether your congregation is organizing a special activity or you're simply setting aside some time for each of the three days to pray, let's come together as an association to lift one another up in prayer!  Sample documents and resources submitted by LCMC congregations from previous years can be found here.  
 

Submit Photos & Share Your Thoughts:

Once the event has ended, let us know how your congregation celebrated Three Days of Prayer, share photos, and let us know what you thought about the experience by taking our online survey.  All responses and photos submitted by Friday, January 19th through the survey linked here will be considered for publication in an upcoming LCMC news article.  

Take Our Survey >>

 

Get Notified:

Be sure to sign up for Three Days of Prayer push notifications in our mobile app if you'd like to receive a message reflecting on the themes during each of the three days.  (We won't use it to spam you, we promise!)

Get the App >>

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Sixth Annual Three Days of Prayer Kicks Off January 2 http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/sixth-annual-three-days-of-prayer-kicks-off-january-2/a795.html Thu, 30 Nov 17 00:00:00 -0700 If your congregation hasn't already begun to do so, it's time to start planning for our 6th Annual Three Days of Prayer, which will take place January 2-4, 2018

The theme for each of the three days is as follows:

  • Day One: A day focused on confession 
  • Day Two: A day of petition 
  • Day Three: A day for vision

In anticipation of the event, we're polling readers to find out how congregations plan to celebrate. 

In past years, many of our congregations have put together prayer vigils, organized a prayer walks, or offered a prayer service at a set hour each day.  Others have simply asked each person to pray each day.  Organize these three days in any way that you'd like...whatever works best in your congregation is the right way to go!

Let us know what your congregation is doing by taking our survey, and we'll share the results in an upcoming e-newsletter!  Click Here for Survey >>

You can learn more about Three Days of Prayer here.  Also, be sure to sign up for Three Days of Prayer push notifications in our mobile app to receive a message with each day's theme!

 

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LCMC Hosts 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/lcmc-hosts-5th-annual-three-days-of-prayer/a754.html Wed, 01 Feb 17 00:00:00 -0700 Last year, every congregation, member, and pastor in LCMC was invited by LCMC Service Coordinator Rev. Mark Vander Tuig to take part in our association's 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer

The event took place from January 3-5, 2017 and each day had its own theme.  Day one was a day for confession, day two a day of petition, and day three a day for vision.  Participants were able to structure each of the three days in any way that made sense for them. 

Based on the results of last month's Three Days of Prayer poll, 25% of this year's participants celebrated Three Days of Prayer for the first time.  Approximately 17% reported that they had participated on their own in the past, but that 2017 was the first time their congregation had organized somethig together. 

While 20% of people reported praying on their own, 27% told us that their congregation had organized some type of special event this year. 

Over half of the people surveyed reported having provided members of their congregations with prayer resources for the event, whether in print or online.  (To view sample resources submitted by fellow LCMC congregations, click here.)

This year, a handful of congregations opted to organize a prayer service or other special event this year while also providing take-home resources to congregation members. 

In addition to offering printed and online resources, Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Western Reserve in Stow, OH used the event as an opportunity to connect with other congregations in the area.  "We partnered with a county-wide effort to hold a cross-cultural and cross-denominational event, Summit Ablaze, inviting people to eat with us before," said Laurel Bobb, the congregation's pastor.

"We sent out a booklet to all members and frequent visitors that explained prayer and had an outline to follow for people who wanted to pray at home," said Julie Wood of Resurrection Lutheran Church of Alpena, MI.  "We opened the church from 6:00 to 9:00 A.M. on each of the three days for people to come in and pray.  We held a prayer service on Wednesday night that incorporated all the themes into one event."

When asked if there was anything they would like to do differently for next year's Three Days of Prayer, most people agreed that they would like to start planning early and start promoting the event before the busy holiday season begins. 

One congregation told us that sending regular reminders, as well as mentioning Three Days of Prayer during regular church services, proved to be an effective way of getting the word out.

"We talked about the event on the Sunday preceding [and] I sent a reminder email each of the three days.  I used the event as a topic for a sermon on a Sunday following the event and we discussed God's vision for the church at large," said Pastor Jo Kinnard of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Inwood, IA.  "Our Savior's in Inwood is definitely a prayer warrior congregation! They loved the idea, and the reminders, and the opportunity to pray."

Our next Three Days of Prayer event will take place January 2-4, 2018, so be sure to mark your calendars and start planning early!

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Three Days of Prayer Starts Today! http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/three-days-of-prayer-starts-today/a749.html Tue, 03 Jan 17 00:00:00 -0700 Today marks the first day of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ's 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer.

Each day from today through Thursday, every congregation, member, and pastor in LCMC is invited to set aside some time for prayer.  The themes for each day are as follows:

  • January 3:  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.
  • January 4:  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.
  • January 5:  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.  

No matter how you structure this time of prayer, let’s come together as an association of congregations across the U.S. and around the world to pray!  

"I believe that the church will never rise up until we first get down on our knees!" said Rev. Mark Vander Tuig, Service Coordinator for LCMC.  

Whether you've simply set aside some time to pray each day, or your congregation has organized a special event or service to celebrate, we would love to hear about it!  You can share your experiences with us by taking our Three Days of Prayer Survey for 2017.  We'll include some of the responses that we receive in an upcoming LCMC news article. 

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Plan Now: 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/plan-now-5th-annual-three-days-of-prayer/a727.html Mon, 01 Aug 16 00:00:00 -0600 In January 2013, LCMC congregations from across the nation and around the world kicked off the new year by joining together in prayer during Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ's first ever Three Days of Prayer

The event, organized by LCMC Service Coordinator Rev. Mark Vander Tuig, was designed to help the people of LCMC become more and more a people of prayer and has since become an annual tradition in LCMC. 

During the first week of each new year, all of the people who make up LCMC (934 congregations as of today) are invited to join in prayer for three days.  Each day has a theme: day one is a day for confession, day two a day for petition, and day three a day for vision.  Congregations can organize the three days in any way they choose.

Over the past four years, our congregations have come up with a slew of creative ideas on how to organize each of the three days.  Here are just a few examples:

  • Host a special prayer service or vigil during each of the three days
  • Organize a prayer walk
  • Use online tools, such as email, social media, or a mobile app to help engage your congregation during each of the three days
  • Organize a special event or project during each of the three days
  • Have the members of your congregation sign up for time slots to pray during the three days
  • Design brochures, booklets or even prayer clocks and distribute them to the people in your congregation

January might seem like a long way off, but if you'd like to take part, it's best to mark your calendars and start planning early!  The number one piece of advice our staff has heard from congregations who are seasoned participants have given was to start planning a few months in advance, as January comes right after the busy holiday season.

Our 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer takes place January 3-5, 2017.  Additional information and resources can be found by clicking here

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LCMC Celebrates 4th Annual Three Days of Prayer http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/lcmc-celebrates-4th-annual-three-days-of-prayer/a707.html Tue, 02 Feb 16 00:00:00 -0700 Congregations across the nation took part in our 4th Annual Three Days of Prayer from January 5-7, 2016.  Every congregation, member and pastor in LCMC was invited by Service Coordinator Rev. Mark Vander Tuig to start off the new year by setting aside some time during each of the three days to pray.  

While congregations were encouraged to structure each of the three days in any way that made sense to the congregation, there was a theme set for each day.  Day one was a day for confession, day two a day for petition and day three a day for vision.  

Over the past four years, LCMC congregations came up with creative ways of organizing the three days including prayer walks, prayer clocks, designing brochures and planning special events.  

For 2016, the majority of congregations reported hosting special events and/or distributing brochures to members of the congregation who wanted to participate at home.  

While congregations generally focus on inviting their members to take part in the event, one congregation had the experience of an interested non-member joining them.  

“We had info on our front sign and it was exciting that someone actually read it, turned around and came in to pray,” said Paula Mann, the congregational president of Living Word Lutheran Church in Lantana, FL.  

Each year, the number one piece of advice that LCMC-ers have given to others who may be taking part in Three Days of Prayer for the first time is to start planning in advance, then get the word out early and often.

“Trust God,” advises Karen Mason of Faith Lutheran Church in Monticello, MN.  “A basic format is a good idea, and likely reassuring to many participants, but just show up, praise God, then see what He does.”

After participating in Three Days of Prayer for the first time, Karen’s congregation plans to continue offering weekly prayer meetings, which will be open to anyone in the local community who would like to attend.  

There are still eleven months left to plan for our next Three Days of Prayer, which will take place January 3-5, 2017.   

To learn more about Three Days of Prayer and download resources to help you plan for next year, visit www.lcmc.net/three-days-of-prayer

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Three Days of Prayer Starts Tomorrow: Take Our Survey! http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/three-days-of-prayer-starts-tomorrow-take-our-survey/a688.html Mon, 04 Jan 16 00:00:00 -0700 Our 4th Annual Three Days of Prayer begins this week, January 5,6 and 7, 2016.  Obviously, we pray more than three days a year but this is an opportunity for the congregations of LCMC to spend this time together before the throne of Grace.  Each congregation is free and encouraged to do this in the way that seems best to them. 

 

Structuring Each Day

For us together, Day One is a prayer of Confession, recognizing that we have sinned against God, against one another and even against ourselves.  I believe the church will never rise up until we first get to our knees. 

Day Two is a day of petition, bringing every prayer and concern to the foot of the Cross.  There are so many in our congregations who are hurting—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  But we also pray for our congregations, the people of God to again humble ourselves before an Almighty God. 

Day Three is a day of prayer for direction, seeking God’s will and hope for the days to come.  How is it that we will be ambassadors for Christ in this generation and cultural context.

 

Poll & Newsletter Article

We've created a short survey for anyone who has taken part in Three Days of Prayer this year.  Those who fill it out will have the chance to answer poll questions, share their experiences with Three Days of Prayer, upload (optional) photos and offer advice and ideas to congregations who may be taking part in it for the first time.  Responses to the survey will be used in consideration for a future article in our newsletter and website and must be submitted by January 22, 2016

Take the Survey >>

 

Learn More

For more information on Three Days of Prayer, as well as resources, click here or go to Events > Annual Events > Three Days of Prayer

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Our 4th Annual Three Days of Prayer Takes Place January 5-7, 2016 http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/our-4th-annual-three-days-of-prayer-takes-place-january-5-7-2016/a683.html Wed, 18 Nov 15 00:00:00 -0700 Our 4th Annual Three Days of Prayer is set for January 5,6 and 7, 2016.  Obviously, we pray more than three days a year but this is an opportunity for the congregations of LCMC to spend this time together before the throne of Grace.  Each congregation is free and encouraged to do this in the way that seems best to them. 

For us together, Day One is a prayer of Confession, recognizing that we have sinned against God, against one another and even against ourselves.  I believe the church will never rise up until we first get to our knees. 

Day Two is a day of petition, bringing every prayer and concern to the foot of the Cross.  There are so many in our congregations who are hurting—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  But we also pray for our congregations, the people of God to again humble ourselves before an Almighty God. 

Day Three is a day of prayer for direction, seeking God’s will and hope for the days to come.  How is it that we will be ambassadors for Christ in this generation and cultural context.

You can find out more about Three Days of Prayer under Events  >  Annual Events (or by clicking here), and you can find downloadable resources here

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LCMC Comes Together for Third Annual Three Days of Prayer http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/lcmc-comes-together-for-third-annual-three-days-of-prayer/a638.html Tue, 03 Feb 15 00:00:00 -0700 Photo courtesy of Karen Mason, Faith Lutheran Church, Monticello, MN.LCMC Service Coordinator Rev. Mark Vander Tuig invited members of LCMC to start off the New Year with three consecutive days of prayer, focused on confession, petition and vision, and organized in any way that made sense to the participants.  

From January 6-8, 2015, congregations, members and pastors of LCMC came together for the association’s Third Annual Three Days of Prayer.

Based on a brief online survey that was conducted in January, about 46% of the congregations who reported taking part in the event this year were first-timers.  

While many LCMC congregations organized prayer services, meetings, walks and other special events to celebrate Three Days of Prayer, many congregations also reported distributing printed and online resources, allowing people to participate individually, as well.  

“Our prayer ministry team organized the event and attended to welcome people who came to pray.  Prayers with scripture passages, the daily themes, and Bibles were made available to all who came,” said Amy Williams, a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Kerrville, TX.  “Some folks reported praying at home if they could not come to the sanctuary.”

In fact, nearly 50% of people who responded to the survey reported having prayed individually on at least one of the three days.  

According to Rev. Donna Lou Zipp, the people of First Lutheran Church in El Campo, TX prayed individually, as well as in small groups.  Her favorite part of Three Days of Prayer this year was coming together with others from her congregation on the Day for Petition.

“It is amazing that during the precise time of the Three Days (this year and last) we witnessed God answering our requests right then and there. I was called to serve this congregation last year, and this year the exact ages of children needed to fill slots at our school enrolled and a very surprising, yet sizable contribution was given to our congregation. We are a struggling congregation who is in what I would refer to as a "recovery phase". The Three Days of Prayer is amazing...as you know, great things happen on the Third Day! We witnessed miracles.  We look forward to expanding and enhancing our participation next year,” Rev. Zipp said.  

Many of this year’s participants cited the themes for each day, as well as the sense of togetherness that they felt, as their favorite things about this year’s event.  

“It's good to know that your prayers are joining those of a larger community, and to have a specific focus for the community.” said Karen Mason of Faith Lutheran Church in Monticello, MN.  

LCMC’s 4th Annual Three Days of Prayer is scheduled to take place from January 5-7, 2016, so mark your calendars, because the number one piece of advice that was given by this year’s participants was to start planning early.

“Start talking about it with the planners in September to decide how to celebrate the event in your own particular congregation. December is too busy to be planning it,” advised Marda Kirkwood, a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Idaho Falls, ID. 

Photo courtesy of Karen Mason of Faith Lutheran Church in Monticello, MN.

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Three Days of Prayer Poll Results http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/three-days-of-prayer-poll-results/a632.html Mon, 29 Dec 14 00:00:00 -0700 LCMC's Third Annual Three Days of Prayer is set to kick off on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  Last month, we asked our congregations how they planned to organize the three days. 

The Results:

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To learn more about Three Days of Prayer, check out these links:

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2014 Annual Gathering Videos Now Available http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/2014-annual-gathering-videos-now-available/a630.html Tue, 23 Dec 14 00:00:00 -0700 Videos of the speakers at our 14th Annual Gathering in Des Moines, IA are now available at our website. 

Videos of individual speakers, as well as manuscripts from our keynote speakers, can be found in our Video Blog.  This includes:

  • Keynote Speakers: Rev. Dr. Walter Sundberg, Rev. Margaret Manning & Rev. Dr. Mark Mattes
  • Preachers (Opening & Closing Worship): Rev. Julie Smith & Rev. Randy Freund
  • Bible Study Leaders: Rev. Destaye Crawford, Pr. Sean Tyler & Rev. Jonathan Haseley
  • Reports from Rev. Mark Vander Tuig, Rev. Dan Clites & Rev. Steve Lien
  • Video of our service project with Meals From the Heartland

Photo galleries and downloadable copies of our Annual Gathering Book are also available, and can be found here

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Take Our Three Days of Prayer Poll http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/take-our-three-days-of-prayer-poll/a614.html Wed, 19 Nov 14 00:00:00 -0700 Does your congregation plan to take part in LCMC's Third Annual Three Days of Prayer from January 6-8, 2015

Let us know how your congregation plans to organize each of the three days. 

Click Here to Take our Poll! 

Next month, we'll share the results here in our Blog, as well as in our E-Newsletter!

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Three Days of Prayer Begins January 6th! http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/three-days-of-prayer-begins-january-6th/a608.html Tue, 28 Oct 14 00:00:00 -0600 This January, join with us for our Third Annual Three Days of Prayer.  This is an opportunity for us to join together across our association to come before God Almighty and bring our concerns, our ministries, our people and our future to the throne of grace and to the foot of the cross. 

Day One, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 is a day of confession, recognizing that we have sinned against God, against each other and ourselves.  We have been caught up in big arguments about small things when there are those we love who do not know Jesus, and not connected to His church. 

Day Two, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 is a day of petition.  There are so many things, people and issues to pray for and about, this day is committed to bringing our petitions to God.  We know that He hears our prayers and is at work in ways that we can see, and ways that we will never know.

Day Three, Thursday, January 8, 2015 is a day of seeking God’s vision for your church, and for our association.  The church belongs to Jesus and we simply ask the Lord of the church to lead, guide and direct our mission and ministry.

Prayer is the most effective tool in our toolbox and the most powerful weapon in the arsenal.  The church of Jesus Christ will not rise up until we first get to our knees.

Learn More  |  Resources  |  Facebook Event

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Share Your Three Days of Prayer Experiences http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/share-your-three-days-of-prayer-experiences/a345.html Tue, 08 Jan 13 00:00:00 -0700 Three Days of Prayer event, an opportunity for pastors, church members, and congregations as a whole to come together to set aside time for prayer.

For a place to share your ideas, experiences, and thoughts on the subject, check out our Facebook Event: Three Days of Prayer or email your photos and stories to kristy@lcmc.net by this Sunday, January 13
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LCMC Invites All to Participate in Three Days of Prayer http://www.solapublishing.com/blog/lcmc-invites-all-to-participate-in-three-days-of-prayer/a341.html Tue, 18 Dec 12 00:00:00 -0700 Every congregation, member and pastor is being invited to set aside some time each day of January 8, 9 and 10, 2013 for prayer.  

Our attitude toward prayer has often been characterized by saying, “well, all we can do now is pray!”. 

Prayer is not the hopeless act of desperation.  Prayer is a gift that God has given to us as a means to approach the throne of grace with confidence—like that of a child coming to her parents sharing concerns, victories, defeats and every part of life.  It is an opportunity to express the deepest heartache and the greatest joy.  Prayer is a conversation between the Creator and the created…and the conversation began with God, for us, in Christ Jesus.

Organize these three days of prayer any way that seems good to you.  Some of our congregations will put together a prayer vigil—a person signing up to pray in 30 minute intervals for example—for all three days, or a few hours each day; some will offer a prayer service at a set hour each of the three days, some will simply ask each person to spend some time each day in prayer…whatever works best in your congregation is the right way to go.]]>