2021 prayer focuses

As we behold Him, we become like Him

2 Corinthians 3:18

Developing our 2021 Prayer Focuses

Discerning the leading of the Lord for this year

In the fall of 2020, our staff got together to begin to discern our 2021 Prayer Focuses. After a year of such tremendous turbulence, it was glaringly clear how important it was for us to lean on, hear from, and trust Jesus as the Head of the Church.  So as we crafted these prayer focuses, we leaned heavily on our staff, eldership, and prophetic team to discern what the Lord was calling our church body into for 2021. What follows is a result of this discernment process, and our hope is that these prayer calls would sink deep into your spirit as well as we walk through 2021 together.

Pursuing The Presence of God

With tremendous focus, we are praying for clarity to hear from the Lord and follow Him with fervent obedience. Corporately and individually, we are praying that the pursuit of God’s presence will vitalize our body of believers.

Matthew 6:10, Matthew 6:33, 2 Chronicles 5:13-14

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Practicing The Presence by Brother Lawrence, The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence by James Goll, When Heaven Invades Earth by Bill Johnson, Good Morning Holy Spirit by Benny Hinn, In His Presence by E.W. Kenyon, Knowing God by J.I Packer

Empowered Worshippers

We are praying for a lifestyle of sacrificial worship for the people of our church, and that those who participate in creative arts and music would worship in Spirit and truth, releasing the realities of Heaven.

John 4:24, Romans 12:1, Ephesians 5:19

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Intercessory Worship by Dick Eastman, Worship in the Early Church by Ralph P. Martin

Knowing The Gospel Deeply

We are praying for the revelation of the foundational truth of the Gospel to sink deep into our hearts, and that evangelism would spring forth from this understanding.

Romans 5:8-21, 2 Corinthians 4:1-6, Ephesians 1:17

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Growing in Christ by J.I. Packer, Simply Jesus by N.T. Wright, Marked by Faytene Grassechi

Being A Thermostat, Not A Thermometer

Thermometers adjust themselves to the temperature of the room, while thermostats bring change. Jesus tells us we can shift any atmosphere through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit. We are praying to bring change to this world.

Romans 12:2, Matthew 5:13-16, 1 Corinthians 4:20

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Revival Praying by Leonard Ravenhill, Is That Really You, God? by Loren Cunningham, The Power That Changes The World by Bill Johnson

Serving Like Jesus

We have been set free to serve God by serving others in love. We are praying that - in greater measure - we will use our spiritual gifts to help, serve, motivate, and encourage each other to acts of love and good works.

Galatians 5:13, John 13:1-17, Matthew 20:25-26

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: 7 Commitments of Spiritual Growth by Mike Bickle, Signature of Jesus by Branning Manning