Wednesday October 13 | 6:30pm | In-Person
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” and “You have not because you ask not” are just two of so many biblical encouragements to seek our Father in prayer. During these times of disruption and crisis, it is even more essential that we gather to pray, to confess, and to seek the Lord together.
We hope youʼll join us in-person on October 13 for our Day of Prayer and Fasting. Fast and pray throughout the day, then join us at the church in the evening.
We offer a few ways to connect in prayer with us below:
- 7:00am: Live prayer with Pastor Philip on YouTube
- 12:00pm: Neighborhood prayer walk at the church or in your own neighborhood (click here for a guide)
- 6:30pm: all church prayer meeting in room 108
The meeting will also be broadcast on our YouTube channel (no registration required).
“ACTS” Prayer Guide
ACTS: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication
When you begin your day of prayer on October 13, please set aside a few minutes each hour to reflect and pray through the following verses and topics.
7:00am: Join us on live on YouTube as we start our day off together.
9:00am: Psalm 145:18 (Adoration)
10:00am: Jeremiah 33:3 (Adoration)
11:00am: John 15:7 (Adoration)
12:00pm Neighborhood Prayer Walk: Psalm 51:1-4, 17 (Confession)
- Meet at the church to pray for our local neighborhood; or,
- Do you own prayer walk in your neighborhood. Click here for a prayer guide for all 77 of Chicago’s unique neighborhoods. Pastor Josue also offer a general guide to a prayer walk here.
1:00pm: 1 John 1:8-9 (Confession)
2:00pm: Colossians 3:15-17 (Thanksgiving)
3:00pm: Titus 2:11-14 (Supplication)
Pray for our church mission.
4:00pm: Matthew 5:16 (Supplication)
Pray for our church leaders.
5:00pm: 1 Peter 5:5-7; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 2:1-2 (Supplication)
Pray for our city and country.
Please join us in-person in Clarkview (room 108) or on our YouTube channel.
Tips on Conducting a 24-hour Fast
The evening before, eat a light dinner. Spend time in personal confession and yieldedness to God. Abstain from TV and other input that would divert you from having a special meeting with God.
The day of the fast, drink water or juices but abstain from food.
In the morning, resolve to focus on two or three promises from God (e.g. Psalm 145:18; Jeremiah 33:3; John 15:7). Ask God to show you sin in your life that needs to be confessed and forsaken.
Add to the above promises your own concerns for you and your family, our church, our nation, and the world.
Continue with your regular activities throughout the day, using your hunger as a reminder to love and trust God with the burdens on your heart. Pray silently as you work. If asked why you are not eating, simply say that you have chosen to fast on this day.
In the evening, join with other believers to affirm your own desperation to see God answer prayer.
The next morning, ask yourself:
- What did I learn yesterday?
- What sins were revealed to me?
- What burdens were taken from my shoulders and transferred to God?
- What do I see more clearly than before?
- What is the next step in my walk with God?
Please note: if you are unable to fast for health reasons, you are encouraged to do the above while maintaining your regular eating schedule. Fasting itself has no special merit in God’s sight but is an added means of revealing who we are in God’s presence.