40 Days of Prayer

40 Days of Prayer

WE Friends –
Happy New Year! With a two-inch snowfall in early January the new year is shaping up to be a unique one. As a native of the Lowcountry, I can’t remember ever seeing this much snow here. Be safe and stay warm!
As we kickoff 2018, I want to invite you to join me in a 40-day challenge. No, I’m not talking about the Season of Lent (which begins on Valentine’s Day this year) – I’m talking about a challenge that will involve the forty days prior to Lent.
In late November we heard a report from a small group of folks who, after reading Mark Batterson’s book The Circle Maker, had been praying about our church’s future as they walked our 10-acre property. As they sought to hear God’s voice, they meditated over the question, “How are we being called to share God’s love with others?”
Their reflections are captured in the word cloud above. The two conclusions that they reached included (1) the need to invite others into this process and (2) the need to create a more accessible path around the property.
With the latter goal now completed (including new signage and several benches on the trail), I am writing to invite you to participate in this journey of prayer and discernment about the future. The only stipulation is that you commit, from January 5th – February 13th, to set aside time each day to pray about this question:
How are we being called to share God’s
love on these 10 acres?
While the path has been created as a tool to assist in this process, you don’t have to walk the path or come to the church to participate. The key is setting aside focused time each day. All participants will be invited to gather for a lunch after worship on Sunday, February 18th for an opportunity to share reflections about what they learned, heard and saw.
Let me know if you have any questions and if you plan to participate. I want to keep the group in my prayers. God is good!

Lane Glaze

Note: For more info about The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson or to order a copy of the book, go HERE. If you’re interested in purchasing the 40-day devotional guide that accompanies it, Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge, go HERE. I have ordered a dozen copies of this devotional book that I will have on hand this Sunday in case you’d like one

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