Call to Prayer – August 2016

As we approach our next year of ministry (September 2016 – August 2017), we, as an elder team, are calling us to a month long prayer focus.  Does that mean, we stop praying in September?  Well no.  But it does mean that during August, we want to be intentional about praying expectantly as a church.  Our God is great, almighty, and nothing is impossible with our God.  And knowing who our God is, we know what an incredible invitation and opportunity we have as His people to talk to Him in prayer.

As an elder team, we are so encouraged about how God has been at work in and through Crosspoint over the past 13 years.  He has been so faithful as we have grown and matured as a church, and we are grateful for His unfailing love and work.  We are moving into this new ministry year with excitement about how He will continue to work in and through us for His glory and purposes.

Over the course of August, we are creating some opportunities for you to pray in the Crosspoint Living Room.  It is not that the building itself is sacred, but praying and being alongside other believers is.  You might pray with others in this time, or you might pray quietly.  There may be several who show up, or there may be just a few.  Either way, we know the Spirit of the living God is at work and present.

Here are the dates and times that the Crosspoint Living Room will be open:

  • Sunday mornings (the four in August…7, 14, 21, 28) from 9:15-9:45am
  • Tuesdays (9th and 16th) from 12:00-12:30pm
  • Wednesdays (24th and 31st) from 6:30am-7:00am

But those are not the only times for you to gather or pray in the month.  We’re encouraging you to be intentional in setting aside time to pray.  In your households, with friends, with your spouse, in your community groups, with your ministry teams, early in the mornings, at lunch hours, late in the evenings, before meals, on walks, as you drive…

1 Thessalonians 5:17:  pray without ceasing

We’ve created a prayer guide to help lead you in prayer, and you can access that here or at Guest Connections.

Psalm 5:1-3:  Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament.  Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

Ephesians 3:20-21:  20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Praying with you!

The Crosspoint Elder Team