Let’s start the year in prayer
On Jan. 5, we’ll start a new series, “Teach Us To Pray,” that goes verse by verse through the Lord’s Prayer.
The disciples knew how to pray — they grew up Jewish, after all. But, Jesus’ prayers were different. They were powerful, intimate, honest. So one day, one of the disciples finally asked Him, “Lord, teach us to pray.”
"When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, 'Lord, teach us to pray ...'" - Luke 11:1
During this series, we’ll learn to pray the same way Jesus taught His first followers to pray. Plus, we’re making space to practice what we’re learning through a special night of worship followed by 21 days of prayer. So mark your calendar because we’re starting January strong!
- Jan. 5 at 9:15am and 11:15am - “Teach Us To Pray” series begins
- Jan. 5 at 5pm - Night of Worship at every NewSpring campus
- Jan. 6 at 6am - 21 days of prayer begins!
Most people get really excited or really nervous when people start talking about prayer. If you didn’t grow up in a praying family, you’re not alone. Get the series toolkit for resources on why we pray and tools to invite others to join us as we learn to pray.
And remember, wherever we are in our relationships with Jesus, we can all go deeper in prayer. So consider how you can participate as we prepare for 21 days of prayer.
Gather for prayer with your campus
Starting Jan. 6, campuses will open from 6-7am Monday through Friday for prayer. We’ll sing for a few minutes to focus our hearts and minds on God. Then, we’ll shift into praying for a specific topic each day. Don’t worry, you can pray in groups or alone, out loud or silently — whatever feels most natural for you.
6-7am Monday through Friday
Starting Jan. 6
Prayer gatherings will happen at every campus, except in Greenville, Rock Hill, and Hilton Head.
Commit to praying each day from home
Can’t make a prayer gathering? We get it. With work, kids, and commutes, getting to church at 6am isn’t possible for everyone. But one beautiful thing about prayer is that we can do it anywhere.
Use this calendar to pray with your church family from home. And, if you’re not sure how to pray for the topics each day, this prayer guide is full of helpful questions to get the conversation going.
In the Bible, when God’s people come together in prayer, the sick receive healing, prisoners are set free, and many come to believe. Who knows what we might see in 2020 as we learn to start each day in prayer?