Denominational Focus: The local church is not just where we go to worship on Sunday—it’s so much more. We gather to worship God as a community, to pray together, support each other, fellowship with fellow believers, and participate in the sacraments (baptism and the Lord’s Supper).
Churches are different from each other in many ways, such as size and worship style. But we are all part of one body—the body of Christ—and are committed to being “true to the Bible and the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.”
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
‒ Colossians 3:16-17
November 26-December 2
Praise God for His faithfulness to your church and for His hand in the present work there.
Specific praises for your church:
Pray for your church: its leadership, your congregation and community.
Specific requests for your church:
December 31-January 6
Prayer for the PCA to continue to be true to the Bible and the Reformed faith and obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
Together we have completed 50 weeks of uniting our hearts in prayer. Let this continue shaping your prayer for the coming year for your church and denomination.
This month you will be praying for your local church where you and your family worship. So, to get to know more about your church, do one or both of the following activities. Pray for the church and the people you talk with as you complete the activities.
1. Signature Sleuth:
Gather signatures of people and ask them to share a story or an experience or even a prayer request so you may be able to pray more specifically for your church and its people. See how many signatures you can gather.
2. Write Your Church’s Story
Have you ever wondered how your local church was started? Has anyone ever asked you to tell them about your church? In this activity, you will gather some important facts about your church to learn how to pray for your church as well as to be able to invite others to your church.