Lent marks the solemn season of 40 days leading up to Easter. During Lent we join with believers down throughout the ages in intentionally focusing on repentance and our deep need for Jesus and his resurrecting power. As part of our collective Rule of Life, as a church, we will be centering our attention on the spiritual practice of PRAYER.
40 days of prayer
Over the next 40 days we are believing by faith that God is going to do a miraculous work in each of our hearts as we strip away the distractions of this world and lean into the holy presence of God. We are trusting that the God of revival will set our community on fire as we lead in repentance and earnestly seek him. We will be using the Lord’s prayer as our guide, since Jesus himself used it as a template for how to pray. Each week will be focused on a different phrase from this prayer.
Here’s how you can get the most out of the 40 days of prayer:
40 days of prayer journal
Pick up a Prayer Journal on Sundays. They are broken up into a couple weeks at a time. In this journal, you’ll find a scripture and a prayer prompt each day. We pray these will lead you into deeper communion with your Father. Lent consists of the 40 days leading up to Easter; however, following tradition, Sundays are not included in these 40 days. That will be reflected in this journal. If you’d like to continue the habit on Sundays, feel free to read and reflect on the longer description of the focus of the week.
daily prayer texts
We believe there is power in the unity of believers. For that reason we’ll be sending out a prayer reminder each day at noon.
Text “Prayer” to 805-979-2003 to receive the daily texts.
worship & fast on mondays
Each Monday we are challenging you to fast from sun-up to sun-down (specifically from food, but you can modify it to fit your needs). Then, we will come hungry (physically and spiritually) to meet with the Lord together in worship at 6pm in the Worship Center.
February 27 • March 6 • March 13 • March 20 • March 27
visit the prayer walk
Feel free to utilize our Prayer Walk space as a location to meet with God. The prayer prompts will also follow along with the Lord’s Prayer during Lent.