A letter from the pastoral team
As we come into a significant time of the year for the Christian calendar, we are excited about the opportunities that it presents to us as believers. Because of this, we are inviting everyone to join us in Prayer and Fasting for 10 days in the lead up to the Easter weekend.
WHAT WE ARE PRAYING AND BELEVING FOR
Open heaven during this time - Matthew 6:10 (NLT)
Hearts to be softened - Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV)
Hearing God’s heart for the lost - Matthew 9:36-38 (NIV)
Bringing people to Jesus - 1 Corinthians 9:22-23 (NLT)
Our Easter Services across both campuses
Opportunities for acts of kindness/service
Opportunities to speak the Good News about Jesus - Colossians 4:5-6 (NLT)
ALL IN PRAYER GATHERINGS
Come to one or all, as we gather, and pray together! OR if you can’t make it, why not gather a few people at other times to pray OR commit to praying at home at these times.
Tuesday 9th April 6-7am & 7-8pm
Thursday 11th April 6-7am & 7-8pm
Saturday 13th April 8-9am
Tuesday 16th April 6-7am & 7-8pm
Thursday 18th April 6-7am
SOME IDEAS FOR FASTING:
Too often, the focus of fasting is on the lack of food or other things we are going without. Instead, the purpose of fasting should be to take our eyes off the things of this world, AND FOCUS ON GOD. Fasting, combined with fervent prayer, creates opportunities for breakthrough. It helps us to gain a new perspective and a renewed reliance upon God. Anything you can temporarily give up in order to better focus on God can be considered a fast. We would ask that you really pray about what it is that you will fast and don’t just take the easy option, and please consider factors like health or age and be wise in your decision. A few suggestions are:
Adults: Daniel Fast (https://draxe.com/daniel-fast/) or Individual Whole Day Fasts
Youth/Children: Media/TV/Screen Fast OR Junk Food Fast
The focus is not what you are missing out on - food, social media, TV, etc. - but rather what you are a part of e.g. lives being transformed, God’s presence activated, drawing closer to Him. The sacrifice that you make is a reminder to pray and spend time in God’s presence. For instance, the time we spend on Social Media normally, we would choose to pray or worship or read the Word instead with a focus on the points above.
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Please let us know the testimonies that we believe will come out of this time as we agree together in prayer.