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40 Days of Prayer for Columbus

January 11, 2018 by Jacob Beach 0 comments

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Friends-

 

This upcoming Monday marks the beginning of “Pray 40 For Columbus.” This is a citywide initiative to fast and pray for our city from January 15th to February 23rd. Each week, Christians in Columbus will be praying for particular regions of the city. Local pastors and ministry leaders from each of those regions will author the accompanying daily devotionals that will arrive in your email inbox each day.

Here at Scarlet City, we want to encourage as many as are able to join with us, and the fellow Christians in Columbus, for this endeavor. The last thing we want anyone wants to feel is guilty for 37 days in a row for deleting or skipping another newsletter that lands in the inbox. I even feel bad sometimes when I delete my NBA daily digest email. So don’t see this as a guilt driven invitation. Rather, see this as an opportunity to walk with God and others in prayer.

There is a lot happening in our city, among a lot of people who don’t look like us, talk like us, do church like us, or live in the same neighborhoods we do. The same Jesus saves us into a diverse family when we call on him, by faith, for salvation. And not only that, but just like we learned from The Godfather, once you are in the family, you are in the family! And unlike the Godfather, our Father loves us and wants to hear everything that is on our minds and hearts; he listens to his children’s calls, their cries for help, and their heart’s desires.

The Pray 40 For Columbus will be sent as a daily devotional as each week walks through 2 Chronicles 7:14, according to the five themes of posture, prayer, presence, repentance, and reconciliation. With each daily devotional and prayer topic, we will be joining in agreement with many others as we pray for our churches, neighborhoods, and city! James 5:16 says that “the prayers of the righteous avail much,” so we would love to see everyone sign up at www.prayforcolumbus.org and use the daily emails to lead your time of prayer each day.

Join us!