September 28, 2008 — MARBC Annual Day of Prayer
Download the Day of Prayer Bulletin Insert PDF (192kb PDF; PC: Right click / MAC: Control click on the link and choose “Save As”)
The Second Annual MARBC Day of “One Accord” Prayer
“They raised their voice to God in one accord” Acts 4:24
September 28, 2008
Purpose: a day for MARBC churches to devote their attention to prayer for our churches, pastors, camps, ministries, missionaries, and special needs.
Ideas for Participation:
Preach and teach on the topic of prayer in worship services, Sunday School, ABFs, and small groups. I.e., a study of the Disciple’s Prayer in Matthew 5; prayers recorded in the Bible, the qualities of prayer, hindrances to prayer, etc.
Plan a 24-hour prayer marathon or other prayer event leading up to Sunday. Materials on planning a prayer marathon and other prayer events are available from the MARBC office.
Join with a sister church or churches in your area for a Sunday evening prayer service and/or “concert of prayer.”
Take a moment during the morning worship service to pray for the churches, pastors, camps, missionaries, and ministries of the MARBC. Pray also for sister churches in your area. Every church in the MARBC fellowship is encouraged to pause at the 11:00 a.m. hour on September 28 to come before the Lord praying in “one accord.” While worship and service times vary in our churches, most of our churches are assembled in some ministry setting at the 11:00 a.m. hour. This would also be a good time for deacons and/or other church members to pray on behalf of their pastors in anticipation of Clergy Appreciation Month in October. If you cannot pray as a group at 11:00 a.m., pray at a time that would be most appropriate for your setting.
Use the special Day of Prayer to focus upon the ministries of the MARBC. Bulletin inserts, prayer cards and other literature are available by contacting the MARBC office. Some MARBC churches are receiving a special love offering on behalf of the MARBC. The MARBC ministry office and state representative are supported by the love gifts from churches in the fellowship.
Contact the MARBC office for additional information and/or materials regarding prayer initiatives for your church. Email Ken