Prayer for Covid-19
There is nothing more significant or powerful that we can do right now than pray. We receive comfort, peace and wisdom in His presence. God wants to bring revival and redemption out of this crisis. He hears us and will act when we ask!
On March 22nd we encourage you to light a candle of hope in your window and to pray together, at 7pm , light a #candleofhope – visually symbolizing the light of Life, Jesus Christ our hope and source in prayer.
In addition to Friday Night Fire we will be joining with 24-7 Prayer USA as they launch a national ‘Call to Prayer’ to cover March 15 until April 12 (Easter) in home based non-stop prayer. Read more at www.24-7prayerusa.com/a-call-to-prayer. You can sign up at https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/39fd05
Our larger global family, 24-7 Prayer International, has amazing resources for us to use during this time, see their website for these resources and download the LECTIO365 app as they will be targeting this crisis on both of these platforms: https://www.24-7prayer.com/coronavirusprayer
Friday Night Fire
Friday Night Fire- From March 20 through Easter we will be moving Friday Night Fire Online, 8-9pm Zoom
We will be using Zoom to lead the prayer meeting, please join in from your homes as the Navah Prayer and Worship team will lead us. We will post the zoom links here as they become available
For the months of Jan and Feb 2020 all of our Home Churches will be going through this eight week journey that will help us to grow and deepen our prayer life.
See the PRAYER COURSE for more information
For millions of Christians across the globe, Lent is a time of preparation leading up to Easter. Historically, it has been a time to model Jesus’ 40 day fast that led to victory over temptation and resulted in confirmation of His identity as Beloved Son. The Lord is leading us as a church family to engage in another 40 day fast. This time our cry is, “Lord, increase our hunger for righteousness.” Scripture promises that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled (Matt 5:6). We are believing for an outpouring of God’s Spirit across Kansas City to fill every hungry heart with more of His love and power. Consider the list below. Invite the Lord to lead you as you pray, “Father, what are you inviting me to fast?”
Media: Netflix/Hulu, Podcasts, News, YouTube
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Dating Apps
Recreation: Sports (viewing), Sports (playing), Fantasy leagues, Gaming
Food: Sweets/Sugar, Caffeine/Alcohol, Fast Food/Eating Out, Meat
Convenience: Internet surfing, Online purchases, Impulse buys, Phone notifications
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Our Culture of Prayer
Jesus lived an extraordinary life of prayer.
His life included everything from 40-day stints (including fasting) to all-nighters, early mornings, intense intercession and simple meal-time blessings. Jesus’ relationship with the Father in prayer was beautiful and reproducible. The secret to Jesus’ prayer life was simple yet very powerful. He prayed with confidence as a Son, deeply rooted in His Father’s pleasure, through the power of the Holy Spirit. In the same way that the Spirit filled and empowered Jesus to fulfill His priestly call, we are a Kingdom family of sons and daughters filled with the Spirit to pray.
Like Jesus, prayer is at the very center of our life as individuals, households and missional communities following Jesus. At all times, in all places, we seek to live our lives in God’s presence.
Our corporate rhythms of prayer deepen our root system both individually and as a family. We have a prayer room space on the main floor of Plexpod Westport Commons that is consecrated for people to enjoy time with God.
Here is a poetic prayer that captures the heart of how and why we pray, written by one of our Navah leaders.
God the eternal Family, God alive, God inside, God the Father, Son and Spirit. Jesus all in all, sent to an orphaned world to reveal the Father. Daughters not orphans, sons not slaves, saved by grace, favored not forgotten. Names, faces, shared graces. Male, female, young, old. Wealthy, poor, kids, parents. Diverse in culture, united in Jesus, church as family. Home, praying from rest, living prayer, forgiven and forgiving, covenant not contract, family not company. Grace not striving, healing of every kind, honor not criticism, giving not fearing. Head to the heart, dreaming not hopeless, all things possible, joy not duty, joy in surrender, joy in everything. Tables with good food, weeping with losses, celebrating not competing, better together than alone. Miracles and mundane, more human is more holy, serving the least, quality of life, everyone welcome, giving and receiving, thankful not demanding. Neighborhoods matter, no divide of sacred and secular, social adventuring, matter matters but is not worshipped. Power, not just forms of godliness lacking substance. Spirit of adoption, everyone plays, not just a few all-stars, sending and receiving, nations. Blessed to bless, serving the least, uncomfortable hospitality, adoption not religion. The Cross and Resurrection, Kingdom not empire. Devastated families restored, broken institutions renewed, ruined parts of our city rebuilt.
“There is one body and one Spirit...one hope...one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6)
Your Kingdom Come in Kansas City, Your Kingdom Come in all the World, Your Kingdom Come until the whole World is Home and everything is Beautiful!