Week of Prayer Explanation
Week Of Prayer August 6-13
Mark 11:17 (NLT) He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.”
As we move into the next chapter of leadership at First McKinney, we are inviting every believer in our church to join us in A Week of Prayer from Aug 6-13. This dedicated time of prayer will be a chance to unite as one and create new patterns of faith for our church as we spend time together praying. The week will be filled with several opportunities to help facilitate prayer in your life. There are multiple ways for you to get involved. Traveling or can’t make it to First McKinney during the Week of Prayer? No problem, there are several ways you can still participate.
7 WAYS TO JOIN US IN PRAYING AUGUST 6-13
1) PRAYER DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
To unite us in prayer each day during the week, we are creating a 7-Day Prayer Devotional to help guide you through different aspects of prayer each day. These devotionals are available - Here
2) 15-MINUTE PRAYER CONFERENCE CALL
Prayer is only a phone call away. Join us for five (5) separate times of prayer through a 15-minute Prayer Conference Call. Anyone is welcome to participate. Simply call 605.475.4021 (Code 757419#) at the times below and you will be guided with others around the world in a short time of prayer. The five Prayer Conference Calls will be:
- August 7, 6am & 6pm
- August 9, 6am
- August 11, 6am & 6pm
3) PRAYER ROOM
From August 7-12 our Prayer Room will be open for prayer from 7am - 7pm. No signup is needed; just join us in the Prayer Room for any of the 30-60 minute period. The Prayer Room is located just outside the entrance to the Rock, our Student Center. There will be leaders and staff members present during much of this time to help facilitate some of the prayer times.
4) 24-HOUR FAST
We encourage you to participate in a personal 24-hour fast between August 8-10. The suggested fast is a liquid-only fast of water & juices. If you have never fasted before or are looking for resources as you begin, we have made resources available online to help you at firstmckinney.com/prayer.
5) HOUSE OF PRAYER
On Wednesday August 9, we will host House of Prayer at 6:30pm. This monthly corporate prayer gathering normally happens the First Wednesday of each month and features a time of teaching, scripture reading, corporate prayer and individual prayer times.
6) LIFE GROUP PRAYER LESSON
On Sunday August 13, we are encouraging First McKinney Life Groups to study a synchronized lesson on Prayer at their normal teaching times at 9:15am and 10:45am. This will be a great opportunity to create new prayer traditions in your small group.
7) DAY OF PRAYER
The culmination of our Week of Prayer will be Sunday, August 13, in both the 9:15am and 10:45am worship services. Gather with us for a time of focused prayer. The morning will feature a rich time of both prayer and worship as we celebrate where we have been and look forward to where God is leading us through prayer.
Top Ten Prayer List
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