Prayer and Fasting


In February Grace City Church will be completing a time of prayer and fasting. Fasting is not mandatory at all and people are able to fast from all sorts of things like TV, Facebook, types of food (chocolate/cake) and many more. However we do it to as a demonstration to God of the seriousness of our desire to see change in the area that we are praying for and not out of a sense of duty. It's a personal choice in faith that God will hear us.

 
This week we have 5 public contexts for prayer which we have listed below and we would love you to commit to at least 2 or more if possible. We believe as an eldership team that corporate prayer makes a massive difference and will not only see some great answers but will build us up in our faith (as I shared on Sunday)

Tuesday: Prayer Lunch in the city
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Archibald Fountain, the Northern end of Hyde Park
 
Wednesday: Evening Prayer
Time: 7:45pm-9:30pm
Location: GCC building (47 Stella st, Collaroy plateau, Collaroy 2097)
 
Thursday: Prayer Lunch
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: GCC building (47 Stella st, Collaroy plateau, Collaroy 2097)
 
Evening Prayer
Time: 7:45pm-9:30pm
Location: GCC building (47 Stella st, Collaroy plateau, Collaroy 2097)
 
Friday: Evening Prayer
Time: 7:45pm-9:30pm
Location: GCC building (47 Stella st, Collaroy plateau, Collaroy 2097)
 
 
As well as meeting corporately we would also encourage you to pray through the week on your own. Below is a short list of prayer points for each day and they are all different so please pray when you can next week. Many are quite personal and represent one local need as well as one for the Pacific Rim region.
 
Monday:
1) Pray for Terry and Wendy that they would quickly acclimatise and have a great month with us.
2) Pray for Peter and Julie Henare in Wellington. Peter’s sister has …… cancer and is staying with them at the moment.
 
Tuesday
1) Pray for Hew Nunn as he now leads our youth team. Pray for strength and capacity to carry the many responsibilities in his life.
2) Pray for Tom and Julie Eaton in Japan as they make arrangements to be with us in Sydney (They have 4 young children including baby Judah who will be travelling with them next week).
 
Wednesday
1) Pray for the Grace City Church worship team. Pray for Miles and Kate who lead it and all those you know who serve in it.
2) Pray for the Philippines worship team and particularly a young 16 year old girl who leads worship on Sundays. Gods hand is powerfully upon her 
 
Thursday
1) Please pray for more of the Holy Spirit and Gods prophetic voice to speak in every context.
2) Pray for Ken and Carol Shelly who are doing a magnificent job in  our Church in Christchurch. Pray for refreshing particularly for Ken who has a major role in the city.
 
Friday
1) Please pray for all those in our church family who you know are facing illness in their family. Ask God for healing and breakthrough
2) Please pray for a mighty time with all the Pacific Rim leaders and Terry at next week’s conference to be held at the Central Coast.