Blog Archives: February 2016

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February
2016

Prayer : Day 17

February 29 Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn.” Pray for the people in our lives who are grieving, sad, anxious, or depressed. Ask God for comfort, peace, and hope.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 16

February 27 Pray for single parents in our church, and in our city. Ask God to give them courage, strength, patience, and other people who will share love and support.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 15

February 26 Pray for those in our community who do not have a home. Pray for shelter, rest, and safety for everyone who lives on the streets of San Francisco. Ask God to give every person in our city a place to call home.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 14

February 25 Pray for the city of San Francisco. Pray for our mayor, supervisors, and all who are leaders in our community. Ask God to make our city a  just and peaceful place where everyone can flourish.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 13

February 24 Pray for the schools in San Francisco (and your school if you have one). Pray that our schools will be places of peace and the joyful discovery of God’s world. Ask God to support and encourage all teachers to care for their students well. Pray for all students to learn, play, and grow in ways that honor God and God’s creation.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 12

February 23 Pray for your neighborhood, and for your neighbors. Ask God to help us see the people who share our streets and community, and to make us people who love our neighbors as ourselves.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 11

February 22 Pray for Harvesters Reaching the Nations, a group that cares for orphans in South Sudan. Pray that the children they serve would grow strong, wise, and full of grace.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 10

February 20 Pray for City Church community groups. Pray that God will provide more people to lead and to host groups. Ask God to give everyone in our church a place to belong.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 9

February 19 Pray for the deacons of City Church. Ask God to give them compassion, patience, and wisdom as they serve people in our church who are going through times of crisis.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Lent: Memento Mori

Laura Turner
It is around this time of year that the days start getting longer. I, for one, have been grateful for the extra motivation to get out of bed in order to make it to my 7:00 class at the gym—the extra sun makes the morning easier to bear. The light signals something to me about new life, just as the plum blossoms and forsythia blooms herald the coming spring. This is also the time of year that we celebrate Lent. The name “Lent” is derived from an Old English word, lencten, meaning “springtime.” In other languages, though, the word for the 40 ...
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 8

February 18 Pray for the City Church Counseling Center. Pray for the clients to find God’s peace and love in the story of their lives Ask God to give the counselors wise words to speak, as well as rest and peace of their own as they help others. Pray that the counseling center will be able to serve our church wherever lives or relationships are broken.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 7

February 17 Pray for unmarried people in our church. Pray that they will feel loved, cared for, and known in our church. Ask God to give everyone a place where they are needed and belong. Pray that God will make our congregation into the family of God.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 6

February 16 Pray for the elders and pastors of City Church. Ask God to give them wisdom and love as they lead the church. Pray that they will draw close to Jesus, and help the church do his work.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 5

February 15 Pray for the Beatles Choir ministry at Laguna Honda hospital. Pray that the residents would be comforted, find joy in the choir’s music, and know that they are loved. Pray that the staff and volunteers feel appreciated for their work.  Pray that the residents, the staff, and the members of the Beatles Choir would all know Jesus and be drawn closer to him.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 4

February 13 Pray for City Church. Pray that our church will care for everyone who walks through our doors, and help them to meet Jesus.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 3

February 12 Pray that as we turn to God during Lent, we will learn to listen for God’s voice. Ask that we learn to tell God all of our needs, and then to be quiet and listen, wait, and trust that God hears.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 2

February 11 God’s promise through Ezekiel to the people of Israel: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Pray that God will soften our hearts to turn away from wrong things that hurt us or others and follow Jesus’ good ways.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
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February
2016

Prayer Through the Lens of the Cross

This year, as a church, we will pray together: for ourselves, and for our world. Prayer forms us together as followers of Jesus. Again and again, we turn to God in dependence and desperate plea for all that is broken in ourselves and in our world. We practice surrender to and trust in the God who so loved the world that he went to the cross bearing its pain. We also believe that prayer works. Our prayer shapes us as disciples, but it is also an active part of mission. We believe that God is at work in our lives, in our schools, in our work, ...
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February
2016

Prayer : Day 1

Ash Wednesday - February 10 Ask the Lord to teach us to pray this Lent: for ourselves and our families; for our friends and neighbors; for our church, our city and our world. Pray that we will learn to depend on Jesus as we walk with him through the forty days of Lent.   HOW TO USE THIS PRAYER GUIDE + PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS