“16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – I Thessalonians 5:16-18
Prayer is vital to the life of every believer and a core value at New City. We hope to be a people who seek God’s plan in all areas of life and prayer is central to that process. While prayer is a part of our everyday lives, we recognize that there are times when special attention should be paid to it. For New City, the month of October is one of those times. As a church body, we will have a specific prayer focus each week (see below) but we know that each person has their own journey as well so we are providing a prayer journal for everyone to record those prayers each day. In addition, we will update this post each week (at a minimum) with new thoughts and ideas for prayers. We encourage everyone to join in on the conversation and share what God is showing you during this season of prayer. Lastly, we will close out this special month of prayer with a Night of Prayer and Worship at New City Church on Thursday, October 25th from 6:45-8pm.
We will be following these general areas of focus. We have provided some examples but in no way do we consider these lists to be exhaustive.
Week 1: Our City (businesses, education (elementary – university level), political leaders)
Week 2: The Church (churches all across the valley, her leaders and members)
Week 3: Families (husbands, wives, children, single parents)
Week 4: Non-believers (friends, family, sons, daughters, neighbors, co-workers)
Thank you for laboring with us in prayer. Let’s call out to God and expect great things for His name sake as we seek the flourishing of our city for His great name.