Sun, Apr 23|
Anywhere You Are
Day of Prayer
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:2
Time & Location
Apr 23, 2023, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Anywhere You Are
About The Event
We will set aside the 23rd day of each month as a churchwide Day of Prayer. Each month we will designate a specific matter for joining together in intercession and appealing to heaven. This will not be an event to attend, though we may open the sanctuary for prayer on these dates as it is available. We ask that you pray in small groups or individually at a location of your choice.
In March, our focus on Thursday, March 23, was joining in unison to ask God to restore in us a true and pure heart for Him. Around this theme, we asked questions based on Acts 28:26-27 and 2 Timothy 3:1-9. In April, we continue with humble and repentant hearts to pursue a greater presence of God in our lives individually and corporately. With a focus on Matthew 13:13-17, we seek God for eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to understand what He is doing and saying. Though God has given everyone eyes and ears (Proverbs 20:12), we know from Isaiah's prophecy that there are those who do not see, hear or understand. From Matthew 13:15 (Amplified Classic), we learn "...this nation's heart has grown gross (fat and dull) and their ears heavy and difficult of hearing, and their eyes they have tightly closed, lest they see and perceive with their eyes, and hear and comprehend with their ears, and grasp and understand with their heart, and turn and I should heal them." Contrast that with verse 16: "But blessed (happy, fortunate and to be envied) are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear." As we humbly seek this blessing in a greater measure of His presence, He is faithful to respond (Psalm 9:10). Our word "presence" is a common translation of the Hebrew word "face." To seek his face is to know him and experience more of his presence as in this prayer from the blog, Desiring God:O Lord, open my eyes. O Lord, pull back the curtain of my own blindness. Lord, have mercy and reveal yourself. I long to see your face.
Additional scriptures to reference: 2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 105:4, Mark 4:22, Isaiah 55:3, Psalm 9:10