It is a new year and the turning of the calendar page is inevitable. My primary burden for you, however, is not the turning of a calendar page but the renewing of your mind and heart through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
I am asking you to join me through January in a 31-day prayer focus for our church family. This is not a program. This is a united, sustained and humble effort asking God for breakthroughs, renewals and awakenings, both personal and congregational.
Below you will find attached a January 2015 Prayer Guide. It is 31 days of prayer suggestions that are wide-ranging and kingdom focused. It is not an exhaustive list of suggestions by any means but it is a packet of prayer seeds we can plant together, day by day during the 31 days of January. My hope is we will see God pour out upon us a vivid awareness of who we are in Christ and who we are to one another.
I’m asking God for a year of Open Doors for us all. His hand can open any door and, in the words of E.M. Bounds, “prayer is the slender nerve that moves the hand of God.”
1 John 5:14-15 14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.