A year-long challenge to grow deeper in Christ and unleash defiant faith by intentionally living generously, living in the Word, and living prayerfully.
For the season of Lent (February 17 – April 3), NewCom is seeking to unleash defiant faith by practicing 40 Days of Living Prayerfully. We’re challenging everyone to take courageous steps to experience God through prayer & fasting. Use this worksheet to get started with building your plan! (If you’d like to pick up a physical copy from church, email Office@thenewcom.com.)
NewCom 40 Days of Living Prayerfully Worksheet
We are setting aside 30-minute increments for intentional prayer from 5 am – 11 pm. Part of being intentional is planning ahead, so we recommend signing up for several slots in advance.
Sign up: http://bit.ly/livingprayerfully
Mondays at 7:30pm – Praying The Lord’s Prayer
Fridays at 7:30pm – Praying Our Hearts:
Saturdays at 10am – Praying Our Requests
Fasting is a form of prayer that purposefully disrupts your everyday routine to make more room for God. When you fast, you experience the opportunity to deepen your reliance on God (vs. self). Deepen your appetite for God by abstaining from specific items, such as food (ex: meat) and habits that are a part of your everyday life (ex: watching TV). For specific teaching on fasting, check out this sermon.
We are stepping into this year by digging into God’s Word!
Check out the resources below for ideas on how to engage the Bible in new ways this year.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
As you seek to live in the Word this year, consider trying a practice you’ve never done before! Below, we’ve highlighted are a few ideas to help get you started. Check out the full list of “Diverse Ways to Engage the Word” for more ideas.
As we close out 2020, we invite you to take radical steps of faith by surrendering your finances to Jesus. May this be the year that each of us proclaim our trust in Jesus through committing to habits of radical generosity.
Ways to participate:
For more teaching on giving and generosity, check out Pastor Peter’s sermon on the Gospel & Generosity
We have reserved parking on W. Logan Blvd, designated with orange cones between N. Francisco Ave. and Sacramento Ave. Parking is also available on W. Schubert Ave., Sacramento Ave. and W. Diversey Ave. within approximately 2 blocks of our church.