Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ is an association of congregations and individuals who are free in Christ, accountable to one another, rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions and working together to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.
LCMC Three Days of Prayer | January 3-5, 2017
Day One: January 3
This is a day focused on confession. We have made our lives, our relationships—and even the church—in our own image. We confess that the church belongs to Jesus and not to us. We gather to lay down our pride, our sin and our agenda and ask the Lord of the church for forgiveness, which He gives freely and with mercy.
Day Two: January 4
This is a day of petition. Pray for your congregation, for the pastor, for the leaders, for those who carry out ministries, for the Sunday School teachers, for the Confirmation leaders, for those leading adult Bible studies and for those leading small groups. Pray for those in hospital and nursing home ministries. Pray for all those connected to your church that they might know God’s redeeming love for all in Christ.
Day Three: January 5
This is a day for vision. Pray that the Holy Spirit will again move through the hearts and minds of leaders and pastors that God’s vision for His church might be revealed and fulfilled. This is a time of prayer for renewal, revival and encouragement. Pray for God’s vision.
Each congregation or person can structure this however seems best. Some congregations have gathered together each night for prayer, and some have put together a prayer vigil for each of the three days. Others have encouraged their people simply to pray at work, home, school or while traveling—wherever they are and whatever they are doing.
No matter how you structure this time of prayer, let’s come together as an association of congregations across the U.S. and around the world to pray! I believe that the church will never rise up until we first get down on our knees!
Rev. Dan Clites, the LCMC’s Coordinator for New Ministry Development, equips and empowers believers to become bold in their witness to their family, neighbors and through their church. This workshop is not meant to start another program in your home congregation, but is designed to ignite a Holy-Spirit led missional lifestyle of discipleship — one that cuts through darkness so that God’s love shines on all. How about that for some faith fun! Dan will lead us through the 5 Paradigms of how to reach a community, as well as the 4 Biblical Principles to guide those paradigms for real and lasting lifestyle transformation.
Check out this 3-Part Workshop!