Plan Now: 5th Annual Three Days of Prayer
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.
LET US KNOW: Does your congregation plan to take part in Three Days of Prayer next year? How do you plan to organize it?
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