A call to a week of prayer and fasting: 25-31 October
Our Family Forum this week saw us commit to a week of Prayer and Fasting, from Tuesday 25 October through to Monday 31 October. Gareth and Andie are calling all of KBC to fast and pray for growing family connections.
Why are we doing this? We are alarmed that families in our community are struggling and wish to seek the Lord in his intervention to bring restoration to families and for him to reveal to us, his church, how we can help in this space. Each day a new prayer focus will be emailed out and put below. We encourage you through prayer and fasting to seek the Lord.
Alongside your personal prayer times, we'll have a different home each day for people to gather and pray together, each with a specific prayer focus within the wider category of growing family connections. Keep scrolling down to see the prayer locations and times to gather with the church family to pray together. You can also view the prayer prompts and daily readings (these will be available via email as well).
It's up to you whether you fast for one meal, one day or several days of the week, and whether you fast from food or another attachment. The point is to practice some form of self-denial, saying 'no' to something you ordinarily need or want, to free you up to say 'yes' to God in prayer. Use the time you would have spent at the table to pray, or reallocate the Netflix-watching evening to sing along to a worship playlist.
For those who have little or no experience with fasting, please don't jump straight into the deep end! You can find a quick guide here.
Each day you have the option of joining in with others in the KBC to pray together. Each prayer time will be an hour and focused on the prompts of the day. Let us come together and seek the Holy Spirit as a community of faith (Acts 13:1-5).
- Tuesday 25th: 9.30-10.30am at 278 Matua Rd (Raewyn)
- Wednesday 26th: 10:30-11:30am at Kumeu Village Rest Home (Bev)
- Thursday 27th: 7-8pm at 15 Reserva Cres (Andie)
- Friday 28th: 2-3pm at 128 Worrall Rd (Rose)
- Saturday 29th: TBC
- Sunday 30th: 9.15-9.45am at Huapai School (Murray)
- Monday 31st: TBC
Click the image below to view the days prayer guides and readings. Gareth and Andie encourage you to spend some time each day dwelling on the word and seeking the Lord. What is he saying to you? What is he saying to the church?
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.