40 Days of Prayer
During the 40 days of Lent we would like to invite everyone in the church to pray. We hope to provide encouragement and opportunities to pray, to listen to God and see Him at work through prayer.
As people connect with God through prayer in different ways we hope to provide a range of opportunities and resources with something that will suit you.
catching the wave: prayer guide
TRY PRAYING have produced a resource to guide prayer over 40 Days starting on 9th February. This provides a daily Bible passage, a story and suggestions for prayer. It can be downloaded as a PDF at:
Paper copies will also be available at church. We hope that this will be a helpful resource to help inspire prayer.
As well as a Bible passage and a story to reflect on, the “catching the wave” prayer guide encourages us to pray for 3 things each day:
- YOUR BIG ISSUE
If there is one thing that you want God to do during these 40 Days, what is it?
- YOUR THREE FRIENDS
During these 40 Days you are encouraged to pray for people to become Christians.
- A NEW WAVE OF REVIVAL
Every day we are invited to pray for revival in this area.
More details of these 3 prayer focusses can be found in the extract of the “catching the wave” booklet.
To provide the opportunity for people to pray personally, the church building will be open during the 40 days. Ideas and resources will be available to help you pray.
Tuesday 10:00am- 1:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Every week there are opportunities to come together with others and pray. The usual key times for praying together are:
IN SMALL GROUPS
WEDNESDAY EARLY PRAYER: 6:30am-7:30am at Church
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER: 10:30am – 10:50am in the Annexe
Even if you don’t usually join these times to pray, please consider joining others in this 40 days.
sunday evening prayer 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Each Sunday evening there will be an opportunity to gather and pray with other people. Every week will have a different style so one of them will suit you.
14th Feb CORPORATE PRAYER:
gathering to pray for people and situations
21st Feb PRAYER and MINISTRY:
a time to listen to God and pray for one other person
28th Feb CREATIVE PRAYER:
a number of creative ways to pray and listen to God
6th Mar PRAYER WALK:
Walking in Tillicoultry and praying
13th Mar ALL AGE PRAYER:
young and older coming together to pray so all can join in
20th Mar PRAYER and PRAISE:
praise, worship, prayer and testimony to inspire and thank God
COMMIT to something TRY something new
With the range of things going on, we hope that you have found something that will suit you and help you to pray. There may be other things that are new to you.
Chose one, or a number of things that you like and commit to doing those things during this 40 days.
Also, why not choose something that you haven’t tried before or is a bit different and try it out, it could be really good for you.
We pray that through this month we will know God at work and celebrate that together.