Sermon series: January 7/8 - February 25/26, 2017
verb: intercede; 3rd person present: intercedes; past tense: interceded; past participle: interceded; gerund or present participle: interceding
to plead with somebody in authority on behalf of someone else
Since September 2016, Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church has been on a journey of prayer. Together we studied the masterpiece known as The Lord’s Prayer. Then during the Advent leading up to Christmas, we looked at Psalms, prayers that were offered in times of darkness. Then came the burst of light we know as Christmas, and we eavesdropped on the prayers of Mary, Simeon and Joseph.
After four months, we have certainly learned a lot about prayer. Now, it’s time for us as a church body to focus more intently on prayer together. In short, it’s time to really pray, in a concerted plea to the Lord for things that matter deeply to us and we know matter deeply to the Lord. It’s time to “in·ter·cede”.
Over the course of these weeks, we’ll pray specifically for our nation, our city, marriages, families, unbelievers, missionaries, and even for our enemies! Each sermon will be a biblical call to pray in a specific area and then—imagine this—we are going to PRAY for that thing.
Each week we will provide helps to guide us in prayer and we’ll add them here. For instance, the week we pray for our city, we will actually gather downtown for a prayer walk through our city, asking God’s blessing upon the homes and businesses of Gig Harbor. We will also solicit prayer requests from our political leaders... and during Inauguration Week, pray for them!
This series will be a very practical and specific call to prayer and if it works as we imagine, hundreds of us each day will be lifting the same matters before the Lord. We hope and believe that it will capture His heart!
Weekly Intercession Helps
Week 1: Our Church
• Text a friend who goes to another church. Who will you text?
• Ask them, how can I pray for your church this week? Record their needs here:
• Grab a sticker and put it on your steering wheel. This week with every church you pass, ask God to unify His Church.
Week 2: Our Nation
Prayer Guide for Our Nation
Week 3: Our City
Prayer Guide for Our City
Week 4: Marriage
Prayer Guide for Marriage
Week 5: Children
Prayer Guide for Children
Week 6: Unbelievers
Prayer Guide for Unbelievers
Week 7: Our Missionaries
Prayer Guide for Missionaries
Week 8: Our Enemies
Prayer Guide for Enemies
Find more resources for our Year of Prayer HERE