The 2021 Lenten prayer vigils are scheduled for Fridays – February 19th, March 12th, and Good Friday, April 2nd. These will be remote vigils rather than physical pilgrimages to the church.
Prayer Vigil for Friday, March 12, 2021
The second in our series of three Lenten Prayer Vigils is scheduled for Friday, March 12th, 2021.
All of these vigils are remote, meaning participants are not asked to physically go to the church to pray. Instead, you can pray from home or from work or even from your car if you happen to be on the road that day.
The focus for the March vigil is renewal and revival in Christ’s Church. That is because a national and world-wide revival of faith in God, belief in Jesus, and godly living – including acts of justice and mercy – depends on repentance and renewal in the Church (2 Chronicles 7:14).
E. M. Bounds, a pastor and advocate of prayer during the Civil War era said, "We can never expect to grow in the likeness of our Lord unless we follow His example and give more time to communion with the Father. A revival of real praying would produce a spiritual revolution."
Another prayer advocate Richard Halverson has said, “Intercession is truly universal work for the Christian. No place is closed to intercessory prayer. No continent – no nation – no organization – no city – no office. There is no power on earth that can keep intercession out.”
Each vigil begins at midnight Friday morning and ends at midnight the following Saturday morning. We hope to stay vigilant in prayer during all eight watches of the day and night.
The “prayer watch” is an adaptation of the Jewish and Roman traditions of dividing the day into periods of time when sentinels kept watch over their posts. Likewise, prayer warriors keep watch in the spirit realm, for our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers and principalities of this present darkness (Eph. 6:12).
The Church will send invitations to everyone for whom we have email addresses or phone numbers as well as create an event on the Church’s Facebook page and on our website. You will be able to use these connections to indicate your interest and the time you will be praying. We will provide a schedule and prayer suggestions to those who are interested.
Join your sisters and brothers on March 12th as we intercede for the renewal and revival of the Church, so that the world might be awakened to the truth of Jesus.
Sunday Worship Celebration @ 10 am Sunday Adult Education @ 8:45am Sunday Youth Church @ 10:30 am every other week T/Th- 5-6pm Communion, Conversation and Prayer: Wednesday, Live Music & Conversation @ 7pm Friday, Women's Bible Study @ 1pm Sweet hour of prayer: Sat., 8am
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