Day of prayer and fasting
Dear CCK family,
We want to invite you to participate in a day of prayer and fasting for Doug Sexton, his family, and others in our church experiencing difficulties.
We are setting aside this coming Wednesday, July 6th for this purpose. We are going to have two prayer meetings at lunchtime (12-1) — one at the church in the White Oak Room and one at the VFC House (2100 Highland Ave) for those who are closer to downtown.
In Scripture, prayer and fasting can be both a private thing (Matthew 6:16-18) and something we are called to do as a church body (Acts 13:2, 14:23). We do this together, as a community, to express our need for God and his grace. David Mathis writes, “Fasting is an exceptional measure, designed to channel and express our desire for God and our holy discontent in a fallen world. It is for those not satisfied with the status quo. For those who want more of God’s grace. For those who feel truly desperate for God.” (Habits of Grace, p. 118).
Prayer and fasting are, I think, some of the most significant things we can do together when we are desperate for God. Acts 1:14 says the early Christians “with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer.” Together we desire to seek God, to approach his throne of grace with our requests, and to express our need for Him.
On behalf of the pastors,