2022 prayer focuses

As we behold Him, we become like Him

2 Corinthians 3:18

Developing our 2022 Prayer Focuses

Discerning the leading of the Lord for this year

In 2021 it was our honour to intercede on behalf of our people and city as we came to the Lord in prayer.  Even in the midst of culturally challenging times, we have seen and experienced the favour of the Lord as we have prayed with fervency.  We have learned to trust Him more, to identify and walk in His grace, and to believe for Kingdom realities to be true in our midst.

In the fall of 2022 our staff came together to discern what the Lord was leading us to pray for in 2022.
Some of the topics have stayed the same while others have changed as the Lord has led us.

Join us in intercession over this year, and may we celebrate God's faithfulness as He responds to the prayers of His people!

Pursuing The Presence of God

We are praying for greater depths of knowing and experiencing God's presence, a tremendous willingness to worship and seek Him, and a commitment to the return of Christ with great anticipation and joy

Revelation 22:17, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 25:1-13

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

Unity In The Body

We are praying for a spirit of unity to empower both our local body and the believers of our city to walk as one. As a bridge-building community, we are praying for pathways to build generationally, inter-denominationally, and geographically that furthers unity in the body.

John 17:6-25, Malachi 4:5-6, Joel 2:29-29

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Until Unity by Francis Chan

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 the call of a life in pursuit of Christ would be actively lived out by the people of Celebration

John 3:16-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Titus 3:3-6, Ephesians 2:8-10

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

Missional Community

We are praying for opportunities to care well for the broken and needy. As Christ's body we are looking for creative ideas to mobilize our people and resources to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the hurting in our city

Matthew 25:40, James 1:27, Isaiah 58:6-8

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Fire & Fragrance by Sean Feucht and Andy Byrd, Kiss The Leper by Brad Jersak

Servant Leadership

We are praying that the servant leadership of Jesus is actively lived out through the people of Celebration, touching every sphere of society as our people love and serve as Jesus did

Mark 10:42-45, John 13:12-15, Luke 22:26, Isaiah 53:2, Philippians 2:3-8

Recommended Readings From Our Staff: Lead Like Christ by A. W. Tozer, 7 Commitments of Spiritual Growth by Mike Bickle, Signature of Jesus by Branning Manning, Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek