Thursday, July 24, 2008

40 Days of Prayer

On July 30th it will be 40 days until the launch of Northridge. How exciting! We all believe in the power of prayer and know that prayer will play a large part of laying a strong foundation for our church. To encourage all of us as we pray for Northridge, we will be starting:
"40 days of Prayer"

Praying for 40 days occurred many times in the Bible, often before or during a significant event (Noah, spies in the promise land, disciples spent 40 days with Jesus after resurrection). Moses, Elijah and Jesus all fasted and prayed for 40 days. In each circumstance, God was bringing about change or the beginning of a new work.
What a great way to start off God's "new work", here in our community of Maple Ridge. We will begin posting devotionals on July 30th and every Saturday until the launch date. These will have a scripture reference and some prayer suggestions. We also encourage anyone who feels led, to fast something during this time as well.

We would love to have you join in on the process!!! Please feel free to leave comments and share any encouraging words or scriptures that have been meaningful to you during the starting up of Northridge.

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ Colossians 4: 2, 3

Let's devote ourselves to prayer and wait expectantly to see what God will do in and around Northridge.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14



Some information from: http://www.bic-church.org/connect/prayer/40days.asp

1 comment:

mattphoto said...

Awesome Cara lee,

I'm trying to think of something to fast and I'm sure others may be as well, could you maybe give a quick list of ideas and how to spend your time effectively as some of us, me included, don't have much experience fasting. maybe an explanation of what it is and why we do it as well.

You're awesome, can we link to this blog from the main web page?

M@