This Week’s Prayer Practice Video
For the week of 1/28/24, we will be practicing Being with God. If you missed our Sunday service, you can watch the video for a limited time here.
About 21 Days 2024
Prayer is simply the medium through which we communicate and commune with God. As we dedicate the next 21 Days as a community to praying and fasting, the aim is not simply to pray more or pray better, but to experience deeper union with God.
As Julian of Norwich said long ago, “The whole reason why we pray is to be united into the vision and contemplation of him to whom we pray.” It’s to live each day more and more aware of and deeply connected to our Father; to be transformed into the likeness of his Son, Jesus; and to be filled with the fullness of his Spirit, to do what he made you to do in the world.
Over the next 21 Days (Jan 7-28, 2024) we’ll be using the prayer practice from Practicing the Way to make room for God to move us towards:
01 Talking to God
02 Talking with God
03 Listening to God
04 Being with God
Come with expectation and curiosity.
Come with openness and humility.
Come to discover new ways of communicating and communing with God.
Getting Started with Fasting
To practice prayer we set aside dedicated time to intentionally be with God, in order to become like him and partner with him in the world.
Who and/or what demands significant attention in your daily life?
- What can you say NO to over the next 21 days to create intentional space for silence and solitude with God?
Tip: Fasting can look like skipping a meal, but also like saying no to Netflix or social media. Consider saying no to something that will help you spend more than usual daily time with God.
Prayer Practice Videos and Guide
We’ll be using the teaching and prayer practices from Practicing the Way to guide our time of prayer this year.
For a limited time, you can download a digital copy of the Prayer Practice Companion Guide here or pick up a printed copy of the companion guide is also available for you to pick up from church.
The companion guide and videos we’ll be using are available on Practicing the Way. If you wish to have full access to all the videos, please request an invitation from LiLing Pang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
During the 21 Days of Prayer and fasting, our growth groups will take a break and we invite you to gather in community these 3 discussions and 2 community prayer times:
Tue 1/9 | 7pm – Corporate Prayer: Praying From Promise for Pacifica & New Life
In-person at 1125 Terra Nova Blvd
Prayer outline (click to download)
Thur 1/18 | 7pm – Corporate Prayer: Intercession for the World
In-person at 1125 Terra Nova Blvd
Our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting wraps up on Jan 28, 2021. Growth Groups their normal meetings this week on Tuesday evening, Thursday morning, and Thursday evening. (Please contact LiLing – email@example.com if you wish to check out a growth group)
Prayer Practice Week 4: Being with God: Discussion guide (click to download)
Interactive Prayer Stations
The interactive prayer stations invite you into a multi-sensory experience of prayer. In engaging our whole body in prayer, we are able to sense God’s presence in a deep and meaningful way.
On Saturday, Jan 26-27, 2023. We invite you to book a slot to go through the interactive prayer stations on your own or with a friend. This year, the interactive prayer stations have been designed to engage the four practices of prayer – Talking to God, Talking with God, Listening to God, and Being With God.
Please review the available slots below and sign up for as many slots you like.
21 Days Playlist
Here is a spotify playlist that Maggie’s assembled that reflect the themes of our 21 Days of prayer and fasting this year.