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  • First Petition: God’s Name

    “May Your name be respected as holy” Names mean something.  So it’s easy to be offended when someone mocks, misspells, mispronounces or forgets our name because dishonoring a person’s name dishonors that person.  That was even more true in the Hebrew culture where a person’s family, character and position were often reflected in their name. For that reason, “Hallowed be Your Name” isn’t simply an extension of “Father” or an assertion that His Name is holy.  Rather, it’s a petition...

  • Addressing God as Father

    “When you pray, say: “Father” These words provide an amazing beginning to our week of prayer!  Rightly understood, this is the most unexpected part of the Disciples Prayer.  Jesus invites those who have turned from their sins and trusted the Savior to address the creator and ruler of the universe as “Father.” To make it even better, the Aramaic word Jesus uses is “Abba,” the familiar word used by Jewish children to affectionately call their daddy.  We might say, "Dearest Father.”&...

  • Week of Prayer

       Martin Luther wrote, “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”  Praying is the great privilege of Christian life.  And the blessing of praying individually is even more pronounced as we pray together.  Jesus promised, “Where two or three come together in My Name, there am I with them." On Saturday, January 10, we’ll gather to begin the new year with our third annual Day of Prayer.  During the past two years, we’ve ...

  • Pray for Somalia

    God’s plans and purposes in this world are bigger than us.  His glory is too great for his praise to be confined to suburban America. God’s will and intent is that the praise of his name would be sung in every land, in every language, by every people and every nation. “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.

  • Pray for Malaysia

    "Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!" (Psalm 67:3) On the last Sunday of every month, we set aside time to pray for the ministry of the gospel around the world. Last Sunday, Josh led us in praying for Malaysia, which has been in the news recently since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  Here's a short video that will help you know how to pray for Malaysia this month. If you're not able to view the video, click here.