Each week of our 24 Hours That Changed the World Lenten spiritual experience, Pastor Tim will have a prayer guide insert for the bulletin. We will also be posting those prayer guides as blogs.
PVUMC Lenten Discernment Prayer Guide Week 2 – Thanksgiving
Day 1 – Read Psalm 100 then reread Psalm 100 verse 4.
- Pray and give thanks for today’s worship
- Pray for Stephen Ministers, including those commissioned today.
- Thank God for the people who sat on each side of you whether you know their name or not.
- Pray and thank God that we are in a nation where we are free to worship Him how we choose.
- Pray for the remaining weeks of the Lenten Spiritual Experience.
Day 2 – Read Matthew 26:17-30
- Remember that we use the Word “Eucharist” for communion which means “Thanksgiving meal.”
- Pray and thank God for how Jesus allowed his body to be broken for us.
- Pray and thank God for how Jesus shed his blood for us.
- Pray and thank God for the grace and forgiveness that was made available to us.
Day 3 – Read Romans 1:8-15
- Think about how Paul begins this letter; he thanks God for the church.
- Think about three aspects of PVUMC and thank God for them.
- Pray about each of those aspects and how God can use you to make each aspect even better.
- Pray and thank God for each of the people that make those parts of PVUMC work.
Day 4 – Read Philippians 4:4-7
- Pray and rejoice for three blessings in your life.
- Pray and thank God for anyone who has shown kindness or gentleness to you.
- Pray and lift up some of the needs in your life.
- Thank God for an answered prayer you have seen in your life.
Day 5 – Read Psalm 34 and reread verse 8.
- Pray and thank God for how God has brought you through troubled times.
- Thank God for His goodness and mercy in your life.
- Pray for any family members who may need God in their life.
- Pray that they will taste and see that the Lord is good.
Day 6 – Read John 6:1-14
- Reread Verse 11. Give thanks for what God has provided.
- Pray and ask God’s blessing on what you have. –Kids, family, food, car, job, etc.
- Pray and ask God to make provisions for our church to fulfill the vision.
- Pray for God’s blessings to help us Connect Hearts to Christ and One Another.
Day 7 – Read Acts 2:40-47
- Pray and thank God for how God is working in our church.
- Pray for God to give us the fellowship in our church that we see in Acts 2:40-47.
- Pray for God to add to our church like God did in Acts 2.
- Pray and thank God for all of our new members and how God is working in their lives.
- Pray for folks that God has placed in your life that you can invite or bring to church.
- Take the time today to make that connection or invite with that person or persons.