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.Log in to add a comment
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