Sunday Setlist: July 29, 2012

This week at Journey of Faith, I was able to give the message and offered a challenge as well. For the text, we focused on Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians in Ephesians 3:14-21. Paul was a man of prayer who used it often in his ministry and in his letters. We looked at what it means to be People of Prayer and I issued a challenge to everyone at Journey – to commit to being people of prayer for the next month. There are 5 things we will pray for everyday:

  1. Pray for whole church of God on earth, that the world may know the saving love of Christ.
  2. Pray for the people of Journey that we would be united in mission and ministry.
  3. Pray for those who aren’t here yet – and specifically, pray for an individual or family that you would like to see take their next step.
  4. Pray for those in authority over us, that they would lead according to God’s will.
  5. Pray that God would show me my next step and have the strength to take it.

Prayer changes us and I’m excited to see what a month of daily, fervent prayer will do for the people of Journey. In order to help, I created a daily email reminder and a daily text reminder for those who are interested. We’re only a few days in, but I see good things on the horizon!

Maybe it’s because I’m looking for it, but I’ve come across references to prayer everywhere lately, like this great tweet by Pastor Rick Warren:

https://twitter.com/RickWarren/status/230188823420751872

Today’s Worship:

This blog is part of the Sunday Setlist Blog Carnival over at TheWorshipCommunity.com. Check out what other churches did today!

About Matthew Starner

Matthew Starner is pastor of Journey of Faith Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they help people take their next step on their journey with Jesus.

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