At Central we have always made it a priority to seek God first in prayer. We do this collectively as a church throughout the year with Weeks of Prayer. Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church and our world.


AUGUST 6 – 10




WEEK OF PRAYER IS FOR YOU

If you sense that God has more for your life, Week of Prayer is a great place to start believing Him for all that He has for you. At the prayer services, you will put seeking God first into practice, and when you do this, He will start working on your behalf like never before. You will see a difference in your relationships, your work, your family and every area of your life. It is then that you will best be able to spread His love to others.

We would love for you to join us at the White Marsh Campus during these days on Monday through Friday at 6:30 pm as we gather to pray for the needs of our city, nation, families, and homes.

On Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm we will gather at both campuses for Ignite, a special night of worship, communion, and celebration with those being water baptized.

PRAYER GUIDE


MONDAY, AUGUST 6

PRAY FOR UNITY, HEALING, AND RESTORATION, FOR YOUR FAMILY.

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:10

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

PRAY FOR STRENGTH, RECONCILIATION, AND PURITY IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS.

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

EPHESIANS 4:2

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

PRAY FOR WISDOM, PATIENCE, AND SAFETY FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 TIMOTHY 4:12

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

PRAY THAT GOD CONTINUES TO USE US TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS AS WE BRING HOPE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

1 PETER 4:10

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

PRAY FOR CENTRAL’S PASTORS, STAFF AND DREAM TEAM VOLUNTEERS AS THEY LEAD US TO DISCOVER AND FULFILL OUR PURPOSE IN CHRIST.

2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

1 PETER 5:2-4

FASTING

This is the kind of fast day I’m after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts. What I’m interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being available to your own families. Do this and the lights will turn on, and your lives will turn around at once. Your righteousness will pave your way. The God of glory will secure your passage. Then when you pray, God will answer. You’ll call out for help and I’ll say, here I am.

Isaiah 58:6-8 (The Message)

COMPLETE FAST

COMPLETE FAST

NO FOOD
LIQUIDS ONLY

Typically water with optional light juices.


PARTIAL FAST

PARTIAL FAST

NO FOOD DURING SPECIFIC TIMES

Examples: 6am-3pk or sunup to sundown


SELECTIVE FAST

SELECTIVE FAST

REMOVE CERTAIN ELEMENTS FROM DIET

Example: The Daniel Fast – no meat, sweets, or bread


SOUL FAST

SOUL FAST

REFOCUS A SPECIFIC AREA OF LIFE

Examples: Fast from Netflix or social media