Month of Prayer

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“Prayer as a relationship is your best indicator about the health of your love relationship with God. If your prayer life has been slack, your love relationship has grown cold.” - John Piper

If prayer is the barometer for the health of our relationship with God, would yours be burning hot or has it grown cold? Do you tend to rely on your own strength and wisdom to get through the day, or do you go to the Lord in prayer asking for his strength and wisdom?

Jesus said in John 15:5, that unless we are daily abiding in him we can do nothing. Working and living in our own strength and self reliance will prove fruitless, if we do not continually go back to the Father in prayer.

This month we are focusing in on prayer, and putting into practice a mindset of reliance on God instead of ourselves. We are praying and asking God, to move in powerful ways in our church, our city, and our world. As a church we are wanting to express to God the truth that we can do nothing in our own power, and that we desperately need him to work in us and in our world.

There are several ways you can join in on this month of focused prayer. Here are a few:

  1. Sunday Mornings - Every Sunday morning this month of October, we will be meeting at 8:00 am in the lobby area for prayer before the gathering. If you are serving during the gathering on a Sunday, we encourage you to come a little earlier and join in on the intercession. If you are not serving on one of these Sundays, we encourage you to come with the option of going to breakfast before the Gathering at 10:00 am.

  2. Men’s Prayer Breakfast - Come join other Karis men, as we seek the Lord in prayer and enjoy breakfast together on Saturday, October 27th at 9:30 am.
    RSVP on Faithlife here.

  3. Women’s Prayer Breakfast - Come join other Karis women as we seek the Lord in prayer and enjoy breakfast together on Saturday, November 3rd, at 9:30 am. 
    RSVP on Faithlife here.

  4. Personal Prayer - If you have found it hard to jump start a daily discipline of praying, a great way to begin is by reading a Psalm a day, and then praying through the scripture as you read. For more info on how to begin doing that, click here.

We hope you will join with us in this month of devotion to prayer, knowing that God hears us, and moves powerfully through our prayers!