AUGUST 19 - 23

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 21 at 7:00 pm we will gather at both campuses for Ignite, a special night of prayer, worship, and communion.

 
 
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DAY 1

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN AND STUDENTS HEADING OFF TO SCHOOL

  • Protection

  • Focus

  • Spiritual Journey

Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When he had placed his hands on them, and prayed he went on from there.
— Matthew 19:13-15
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DAY 2

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

PRAY FOR PEOPLE COMING TO KNOW JESUS

  • Ask the Lord to give us a heart for the lost

He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
— Luke 10:2
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DAY 3

WEDNESDAY,AUGUST 21

GATHERING OF WORSHIP / IGNIGHT / COMMUNION

 
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DAY 4

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

PRAY FOR OUR FAMILIES

  • Healing for our marriages 

  • Fathers to be spiritual leaders in their families

  • Single moms and dads for wisdom and strength 

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
— Colossians 3:12-14
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
— Ephesians 5:25
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DAY 5

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

PRAY FOR ADDICTIONS AND HANG-UPS

Examples – Pornography, Drugs, Over eating, Anger, Suicidal Thoughts etc.

My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
— Ephesians 3:14-21
 
 

 

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

NO FOOD

LIQUIDS ONLY

(Typically water with optional light juices)

PARTIAL FAST

NO FOOD DURING

SPECIFIC TIMES

(Examples: 6am-3pm or sunup to sundown)

SELECTIVE FAST

REMOVE CERTAIN

ELEMENTS FROM DIET

(Example: The Daniel Fast - no meat, sweets, or bread)

SOUL FAST

REFOCUS A SPECIFIC

AREA OF LIFE

(Examples: Fast from Netflix or social media)