40 DAYS OF PRAYER WEEK 2

EQUIPPING & ENGAGING YOU IN 40 DAYS OF PRAYER.

“A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PRAYER”  

HERE IS THE MATERIAL NECESSARY FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.

Today we start week 2 of the 40 Days of Prayer Study. To benefit from the study, download the guides below, all the material necessary for your participation.

1.  This week’s video is called:  A Beginner’s guide

2. A Beginner’s Guide to Prayer with blanks for you to fill in.

3.  A Beginner’s Guide to Prayer  with blanks filled in.

4.  A beginner’s guide (sermon transcript)

5. A Beginner’s Guide to Prayer (Small gp guide)

6.  Daily thoughts and reflection are posted on the MCF Facebook page.

Lastly, this Monday night, 19 February at 20:00 Atlantic Time, we will host a discussion forum on a media tool called ZOOM. It will run for only an hour and we look at a couple of items in this study material. Those wishing to join should advise Nicole at the MCF office NLT 15:00 Sunday 18 February. Reply to this email and indicate that you wish to join in the Zoom discussion. An email with further instruction will be sent to later Sunday evening.

Talking with God is a blessing and we are invited by Him to be blessed.


DAILY PREPARATION FOR WEEK 2:

Find a quiet place where you know you will be uninterrupted.
Have your bible and journal ready.
Read the suggested verse several times.
Consider reading the verse using different versions of the bible.
Contemplate the questions being asked and then record or verbalize your response.

NOTE: the same questions are asked each day.

DAY 8 –  Romans 8:38-39

DAY 9 – 2 Timothy 2:13  

DAY 10 – Hebrews 13:5 

DAY 11 – Psalm 139:17-18

DAY 12 – Matthew 7:11

DAY 13 – 1 Corinthians 2:9

DAY 14 – John 1:12

40 DAYS OF PRAYER WEEK 1

EQUIPPING & ENGAGING YOU IN 40 DAYS OF PRAYER.

“DO YOU REALLY WANT TO GROW”  

HERE IS THE MATERIAL NECESSARY FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.

1.  This week’s video is called:  Do you really want to grow up?

2.  Download this copy of Week 1 – Sermon Guide with blanks for you to fill in.

3.  Download this copy of Week 1 – Sermon Guide with blanks filled in.

4.  Download this copy of Week 1 – Sermon Transcript

5.  Download this copy of Week 1 – Small Group Guide

6.  Daily thoughts – starting Saturday 10 February the daily thoughts will be available in weekly increments.  However, you can find them daily on the MCF FACEBOOK PAGE.

We will host a weekly discussion forum. This will take place on Monday evenings starting 19 February at 20:00 Atlantic time and will run for 1 hour. During this time, we will look at a couple of items in the week’s study and talk about them. Those wishing to join can advise us by contacting the MCF office and indicating you wish to join in the Zoom discussion. An email with further instruction will be sent to you.

It seems unimaginable that the all-powerful One who spoke the universe into existence wants to communicate with us. The one who own the stars in the sky, the fish in the sea, and the breaths that give us life, wants to spend time with us hearing about our desires, troubles and joys. It is not science fiction or some unbelievable tale, but a gift spoken by the Risen Saviour to His disciples when asked to be shown how to talk with God. Join us and grow closer to yourself and to God.


DAILY REFLECTIONS – WEEK 1

Preparation:

Find a quiet place where you know you will be uninterrupted.
Have your bible and journal ready.
Read the suggested verse several times.
Consider reading the verse using different versions of the bible.
Contemplate the questions being asked and then record or verbalize your response.

NOTE: the same questions are asked each day.

DAY 1 –  John 15:5-7

DAY 2 – John 15:15-16 

DAY 3 – Philippians 4:6-7 

DAY 4 – John 16:23-24 

DAY 5 – Psalm 37:4

DAY 6 – John 14:12 

DAY 7 – John 14:13-14 

40 DAYS OF PRAYER

Lord, teach us to pray” Luke 11:1b

If you have an awareness of the Jewish culture during the time frame of Jesus’ ministry you might find the request made to Jesus to be strange. The disciples were part of a culture which prayed a minimum of three times daily. Over the centuries the Jewish religious leaders had developed prayers for all occasions and the practice of prayer had been engrained in the mindset of the community. So why did the disciples need teaching?

The answer is found in the same passage; they wanted to pray like John the Baptist’s disciples. They noted that there was something different in the way John’s disciples connected with God. They probably recognized Jesus also prayed differently from them and wanted to experience a similar enriched prayer life. We at the MCF want you to pray in a way that allows you experience a deeper connection with God. We want you to examine your prayer practices by joining us on 8 February 2018 as we start a prayer journey. We invite you to participate in a study developed by Saddleback Church called 40 Days of Prayer.

The topics covered include:

Week 1 – Do you really want to grow?
Week 2 – A beginner’s guide to prayer
Week 3 – Who do you think you are talking to
Week 4 – Praying in 5 dimensions
Week 5 – How to pray through your day
Week 6 – How to pray for healing and restoration
Week 7 – When God says no

All journeys require intentionality on the part of participants and this journey is no exception. There are teaching videos to watch, questions to contemplate, and discussions to participate in. It is believed that participating in this study with others will enhance your learning, so we ask that you consider doing this as a small group study; use your present group or start one specifically for the 40 Days. Additionally, if there is interest, we’d like to connect online on Monday evenings for approximately 1 hour. We will use an easy-to-use program called ZOOM. If you are interested in this activity reply to us via the office indicating as much and you will be sent connection details.

The MCF, like all who call themselves Christ followers, are part of God’s mission;
a mission to make the world aware of God’s love and plan of salvation. God has invited us to be on mission with Him. Part of the MCF’s purpose is to engage the military community and assist them to become disciples. We know that as disciples of Christ we have been empowered with the Holy Spirit to do wonderful things but how do we know what these things are? Prayer connects us with God helping us understand our purpose and mission. As such, it would make sense to ensure we have an appropriate way to hear and discuss God’s intentions. The 40 Days of Prayer journey can help your understanding of prayer.

Join us as we seek to grow our personal prayer practices, so we can become closer to our Lord and Saviour, so we can be on mission with God.

Blessings

Anton Topilnyckyj
Prayer Coordinator