A Son, A Servant, A Steward

Break Fast...An Opportunity to Pray Together

Break Fast...An Opportunity to Pray Together

This past Sunday, Steve Durgin reminded us in his sermon that prayer precedes power. It was a good reminder to us that God responds to the prayers of his people.

Right now, we are on day seven of ten days of prayer and fasting. During this time, we are specifically asking God to show us the opportunities that are before us as a result of the challenges we have had to endure due to the coronavirus. 

What has God been showing you? 

What does God want to do through us? Whatever it is, prayer is vital to the work of God.  So…let’s pray!

Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 for a time of prayer and reflection. Contact to receive the invitation to the June 3 meeting.

At this online prayer event we will do the following:

  1. We want to hear from you. What has God been showing you through the 10 days of prayer and fasting?
  2. We want to pray for the needs of our state. Here is a link to the video we shared on Sunday called New Mexico Prays.
  3. Consider joining the WEFC CT 24/7 PRAYER TEAM. Sign up for a one-hour time slot for the first Wednesday of each month. Our goal is to fill the entire 24 hours with people from our church praying for the needs of the state. Sign up here.

The one thing we can always do…the one thing we must do…the one thing that is best to do is PRAY! 

Let’s pray together.

Fasting from Ascension to Pentecost

Fasting from Ascension to Pentecost

This past Sunday we extended an invitation to join us in “10 Days of Prayer and Fasting" which will begin on Ascension Day, May 21 and run through Pentecost Sunday, May 31.

How you choose to fast during these 10 days is entirely up to you. For example:

  • Choose a specific day to fast
  • Fast from one meal each day
  • Fast from something specific, like a particular form of social media that occupies much of your time.

Whatever you decide, we would ask that you replace those things with a concentrated time of prayer. 

Of course, you can spend time praying over many things during this time. But we would also ask that you spend time during these 10 days praying for the church. Ask God to reveal to us the new opportunities he has for WEFC as we seek to be his presence in our community. 

If you would like to participate in the “10 Days of Prayer and Fasting”:

  • If you have not already registered, you can register here
  • Each day you will receive a brief email with a reflection on fasting.
  • Also, please join us on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm for the CT Prays Prayer Meeting via Zoom. During this time we would like to hear what God has been impressing upon your heart.
  • You can sign up for the CT Prays Prayer Meeting by contacting the church office.  

Please register for the fast as soon as possible to ensure that you receive the reflection prompts in a timely manner.

I encourage you to join us in this effort. Allow God to stretch you during this time. You may even want to connect with some other people in the church during this time just to pray together. 

Let us seek God together during this time and may he do through us what he did through the church of Antioch (Acts 13:1-3).

Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning and Evening Prayer

Here is a morning and evening prayer written by John Baillie. Consider using these two prayers for the next several days.

Morning Prayer:

Eternal God, though I cannot see You with my eyes or touch You with my hands, yet grant me this day a clear confidence of Your reality and power. Do not let me go to my work believing only in the world of sense and time, but give me grace to understand that the world I cannot see or touch is the most real world of all. My life today will be lived in time, but eternal issues will be concerned in it. The needs of my body will make themselves known, but it is for the needs of my soul that I must care the most. My business will be with physical things, but behind them let me be aware of spiritual things. Let me keep steadily in mind that the things that matter are not money or possessions, not houses or lands, not bodily comfort or bodily pleasure; but truth and honor and meekness and helpfulness and a pure love of Yourself. 

  • For the power You have given me to lay hold of things unseen:
  • For the strong sense I have that this is not my home:
  • For my restless heart which nothing finite can satisfy:
    I give You thanks, God.

  • For the invasion of my soul by Your Holy Spirit:
  • For all human love and goodness that speak to me of You:
  • For the fullness of Your glory poured out in Jesus Christ:
    I give You thanks, God.

I, a pilgrim of eternity, stand before You, O eternal One. Do not let me seek to deaden or destroy the desire for You that disturbs my heart. Let me rather yield myself to its constraint and go where it leads me. Make me wise to see all things today in their eternal form, and make me brave to face all the changes in my life which such a vision may entail, through the grace of Christ my Savior. Amen. 

Evening Prayer:

You in whose boundless being are laid up all treasures of wisdom and truth and holiness, grant that through constant fellowship with You the true graces of Christian character may more and more take shape within my soul:

  • The grace of a thankful and uncomplaining heart:
  • The grace to await Your leisure patiently and to answer Your call promptly:
  • The grace of courage, whether in suffering or in danger:
  • The grace to endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ:
  • The grace of boldness in standing for what is right:
  • The grace of preparedness, lest I enter into temptation:
  • The grace of bodily discipline:
  • The grace of strict truthfulness:
  • The grace to treat others as I would have others treat me:
  • The grace of charity, that I may refrain from hasty judgment:
  • The grace of silence, that I may refrain from hasty speech:
  • The grace of forgiveness towards all who have wronged me:
  • The grace of tenderness towards all who are weaker than myself:
  • The grace of steadfastness in continuing to desire that You will do as now I pray.

And now, God, give me a quiet mind, as I lie down to rest. Dwell in my thoughts until sleep overtake me. Let me rejoice in the knowledge that, whether awake or asleep, I am still with You. Let me not be fretted by any anxiety over the lesser interests of life. Let no troubled dreams disturb me, so that I may awake refreshed and ready for the tasks of another day. And to Your Name be all the glory

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