This is a very big week for our church family. Astonish 2017 is upon us!
Astonish 2017 is the 3rd annual prayer weekend for HNC. We have had some amazing times of worship and prayer in the previous two years. I have no reason to believe this year will be any less impactful and inspirational.
I am writing you today because I don’t know what else to do to implore you to set aside some time this weekend to come together as a church family for corporate prayer. Many of us have a personal prayer life. I want us to understand the necessity and power in praying together. God desires us to be a people of prayer!
This is what the weekend will look like:
For those who want to gather on Friday evening, we will have a “kickoff” time of worship and prayer from 7-8pm in the Worship Center.
Then, from 8pm on Friday until 8pm on Saturday we will be in 24 hours of prayer for ourselves, our families, our church, and our community. The church will be open to come and pray in the Worship Center. Many of you will be praying in your homes, but let’s focus during these 24 hours to call on heaven.
If you would like to sign up for prayer slots, there is a signup poster in the Atrium of the church, or you can call the church office. Please feel free to sign up for more than one slot!
We will have a Men’s Breakfast on Saturday at 8am. We will eat together and then pray together as a powerful men’s group!
From 6-8pm on Saturday we will conclude the 24 hours of prayer with a corporate prayer time. I am asking for everyone to try their best to attend. We will have child care for babies, toddlers, and children.
My desire is that the prayer focus of our church will not end on Saturday evening. My prayer is that we will become a praying church and that the prayer culture that is Astonish will become “who we are.” Will you join me in that prayer?
I am anticipating a great weekend! Pray this week toward this exciting time!
God bless you! I love you!!!!