Join us for the National Day of Prayer on May 7th, 2020. This year’s theme is “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth”.
You can sign up for half hour time slots from 6:00am-6:00pm by emailing our Prayer Pastor Diane. Our goal is to have people praying throughout the day. You might spend some time alone in prayer. You could also take a walk through your neighborhood praying for your neighbors and community. If you are not sure where to start, you can download a prayer guide clicking HERE. You can also join us for prayer meetings throughout the day on Zoom at 9:00 am, 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Email Diane for the codes and passwords for the Zoom meetings.
In the evening, the National Day of Prayer Task Force is having a program in the evening which you can find on cable tv or FaceBook Live. It will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm PST.
Did you know? In 1775, the first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer (NDP). In 1863, Abraham Lincoln called for a NDP. In 1952, Congress established NDP as an annual event by a joint resolution which was signed into law by President Truman. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, designating the NDP as the first Thursday in May. The National Day of Prayer Task Force writes: “The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people.” Remember to put this day on your calendars and set aside time to pray on this day.
Our prayer quilt ministry is an outreach ministry that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of a hand-tied lap quilt. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is said for someone who then receives the quilt as a gift of love and a constant reminder that prayers have been said for them and that God is with them.
Our goal is to involve as many people as possible in our prayer efforts by hanging the quilts in our sanctuary and asking everyone to say a prayer and tie a knot for the person receiving the quilt. Each quilt is then given as a gift to the recipient. Quilts are provided for a variety of different prayer needs, such as illness, depression, financial crisis, surgery, encouragement, and military deployments, and given to people of all ages from infants to seniors. We always ask before we make a quilt. The quilt recipient must agree to receive our gift of prayer. We do not ask for any form of payment for the quilts. Anyone receiving quilts will not be obligated to Christ Community Church in any way.
Consider, joining the quilting team. Don't know how to quilt? We will teach you. We meet on the last Monday of each month for a couple of hours at a home in Scripps Ranch. We can always use fabric donations (100% cotton fabric) and gift cards from stores that sell fabric or quilting supplies. (Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Joann Fabric, Rosie's Calico Cupboard).
We are using a prayer app called GroopIt, to facilitate our prayer list and encourage us to pray. Using a prayer app eliminates the time delay in getting prayer request out. When a prayer request is posted, a notification is automatically sent out!
Our prayer list, Pray without Ceasing - Ask, Seek, Knock, is on the GroopIt app. It can be used on your computer or on your smart phone. We have some guidelines for shared prayed requests, like only last name initials for confidentiality. These can be found on the introduction page. The administrators can edit prayer requests and help users with wording if needed. Below are instructions for getting started.
Feeling drawn to silence & solitude with God, but can't find time to "unhook" and get away in order to be alone with Him? Wondering how it fits as part of the Christian life? Searching for some practical steps on how to incorporate silence into your day to day life? In the Bible, we often see Jesus going off by himself to pray. Yet, today we struggle to regularly enter this practice. We will have a one day retreat, in 2021, at the peaceful Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, where we will explore this topic together and learn how to practice this regularly.
Canceled for 2020 due to Coronavirus.
Watch for our 2021 dates.
Contact: Diane Rodgers with questions
If you are in need of prayer, please come to the front of the sanctuary after any service. We have team of prayer warriors who would love to pray for you.