Week of Prayer 2009 begins

rembrandt_stjerome_prayer454x650With each new year comes a need for our annual Week of Prayer at CPCC! Each Prayer Week begins with a fresh sermon on prayer from God’s Word. This year our guest preacher is Rev. Jim Hale of Saratoga Chapel in Ballston Lake, NY.
Pastor Hale preached yesterday in our morning service from Acts 4 on The Beauty, Delight & Power 
of Corporate Prayer [watch for link to online sermon]. He then also taught the Adult Sunday School Class on perseverance in prayer, from The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18).

Last night, we had a good turnout for our annual “CONCERT OF PRAYER.” This hour uses several 6-8 minute segments of praying, each “orchestrated” around a set theme. It is a powerful way to begin praying together.

Monday through Friday, from 7-8:15 PM, a nightly prayer meeting is led by an Elder in someone’s home. These begin with a brief devotional thought then requests are shared and conversational praying begins. Many folks attempt to attend all five weeknight meetings to watch how the Holy Spirit is working among us during the week.

On Saturday, at 9 AM, we gather in the Fireside Room for our annual Prayer & Praise Breakfast, where answers to prayer & testimonies are shared, and one final round of prayer takes place.

Our theme verse is from James 1:17a as we look in prayer to God, our heavenly Father….

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

May the Lord again open our eyes to the power, privilege and potential of prayer among us during “Prayer Week 2009.”

Yours by divine mercy,

PS — tonight’s meeting is at my house…

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