"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

August 5, 2018

This Sunday we will begin a four-week preaching series called “Praying Together.”

As we have been studying Genesis, you may have noticed that one of the earliest marks of those who are God’s people is “calling upon the name of the Lord.” And as we recently read in our Take Up Your Sword reading plan, the twin pillars of body life in the early church were “prayer and the ministry of the word (Acts 6:4).” Not only did the apostles devote themselves to these things, but so did the early church (Acts 2:42). As J. I. Packer wrote in Knowing God, “People who know their God are before anything else, people who pray.”

We desire that Grace be this kind of people, a church where each member is individually and corporately devoted to consistent, earnest, and expectant prayer. For the next four Sundays, we want to consider the ways in which we are called to pray together.

Aug 5      Repenting Together (Kenny)
Aug 12    Hungering and Thirsting for God Together (Erik)
Aug 19    Giving Thanks Together (Randy)
Aug 26    Asking Together (Jackson)

Would you pray that God would kindle or rekindle a devotion to prayer among us that would grow and bear fruit in the coming years?

See you Sunday!

P.S. – If you’re looking for a good summer read along this theme, you should check out Praying Together by Megan Hill (Crossway, 2016).

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