At The Table, we seek to always pray first, knowing God hears us and believing that prayer changes things. Twice a year, we disrupt the rhythms we’ve created to establish a rhythm of prayer in our lives and in the life of the church.

As we enter this fall season, many of us are going through transitions in our personal lives, as well as in the life of the church. We are often quick to lean on our own understanding and sources of energy, instead of turning our season over to God. These 21 days are designed to teach us to pray first, but also to help us seek God daily as we ask for his guidance over our lives, our decisions, and seasons we may enter.

Below you'll find information on how to pray, when and where to pray, and 21 daily topics we will be praying for as a community. As we pray, we are asking God to move in our lives and to move us to become agents of love and grace in the lives of others. We hope you’ll join us.


Resources

Pray First Guide

Given our unique qualities, each of us connect to God differently. When we're given a narrow view of prayer, we are less likely to keep prayer at the center of our lives. This simple prayer guide uses several models of prayer from scripture that can aid in making prayer more personal. This resource is designed to bring joy and energy into your time with God. When you discover the beauty of a daily conversation with Him, you’ll experience the presence of God that will change your life. 


 

21 Days of Prayer: August 4-24

Wednesday Evening Prayer

Join us on Wednesday evenings at our Downtown Parish for a time of prayer and worship. We'll gather at 6:30 p.m. for one hour on Wednesday, August 7th, 14th, and 21st at 945 G Street NW.

Daily Prayer Focus

Join us throughout these 21 days by following the prayer prompts listed below and updated daily on our Instagram story. Together, we'll pray for our church, our world, and ourselves. Each prompt has a scripture reference for you to consider during your prayer time.

OUR CHURCH

Day 1: August 4 - Our Congregation

Pray for the physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing of our church members, that they would grow in faith during this season and establish a rhythm of always coming to God in prayer. Praise God in advance for what he will do during these 21 days. [Jeremiah 29:12]

Day 2: August 5 - The Table's Leadership: Our Pastors, Ministry Directors, Coaches, Dinner Party leaders, Trustees, and Elders 

Pray for their physical and spiritual health, that they would be encouraged in the ministry, challenged by God, filled by God’s goodness, and poured out for the benefit of others. [1 Peter 5:2-4]

Day 3: August 6 - The Pastoral Transition

Pray for wisdom and discernment over our Pastoral Search Committee. Pray for open doors and God’s provision and guidance. Pray for our future lead pastor and their family. [1 Kings 3:9]

Day 4: August 7 - For sound mental and emotional health of our church members

Pray for an end to depression, peace amidst anxiety, and relief from addiction, and other strongholds that come to mind. [Isaiah 26:3]

Day 5: August 8 - Sunday Services

Pray our teaching would be transformative, our worship would bring glory and praise to God, and our Sunday spaces would be a place of continual welcome that encourages people to take a step toward Jesus. [Nehemiah 9:5-6]

Day 6: August 9 - New Fall Season of Dinner Parties

Pray that the leaders would be equipped and open to God working through them, that the groups would be a warm and welcoming place for many to encounter Jesus and grow in their faith. [Romans 12:13-18]

Day 7: August 10 - Ministry Teams this Fall

Pray for our Next Steps Track + Teachers, TableKIDS + Family Ministry, First Impressions, Music + Production, and Prayer + Liturgy teams. [1 Peter 4:10]

OUR WORLD

Day 8: August 11 -  My neighborhood

Pray for your neighbors, the people that live on your street, block, and in your neighborhood. Pray they would know the love of God and neighbor, and be surrounded with life-giving relationships. [Matthew 22:37-40]

Day 9: August 12 - Our city of DC and its leaders

Pray for godly wisdom and discernment for our local leaders. Pray for unity in our city, and pray against political, socioeconomic, and racial divides. [Jeremiah 29:7]

Day 10: August 13 - Our country and its leaders

Pray for godly wisdom and discernment for our President and members of congress. Pray for unity in our country, for understanding, community, and a love that is greater than what divides us. [2 Chronicles 7:14]

Day 11: August 14 - Our world and its leaders

Pray for godly wisdom and discernment for all global leaders. Pray for peace, an end to war and turmoil, patience and understanding, and for God to rule with mercy and justice [Luke 1:78-79]

Day 12: August 15 - Christian unity in our church, city, and world

Pray for unity within the Church, that we would practice humility and aim to be of one mind, and have patience and understanding when we encounter differences. Unite us so we may advance God’s ministry in this world and make disciples of Jesus. [John 17:21]

Day 13: August 16 - Our Justice + Compassion Teams

Pray for our food ministry teams, that they may provide physical and spiritual nourishment to those in need. Pray for our WIN team, that God may use us to bring about justice in our city. [Micah 6:8]

Day 14: August 17 - The people who live near our churches

Pray for the neighborhoods surrounding our two church locations, that God would use us to love others in our vicinity and share the love of Christ with them. [Matthew 18:12-14]

MYSELF

Day 15: August 18 - My Relationships

Lift up your relationships to God (family and friends, at home, in the workplace, at school, and at church). Pray that they would be God-honoring relationships, that you could lift up one another in love. Pray for emotional growth and depth in those relationships. [Hebrews 10:24-25]

Day 16: August 19 - My Faith

Lift up your faith to God. Pray for greater understanding of God's love, a deep desire to commune with God through scripture, a heart of worship, and discipline that creates a healthy prayer life [Hebrews 11]

Day 17: August 20 - My Needs

Lift up your needs to God. Pray for your health, your finances, your work, and your purpose in God’s world. [Philippians 4:19]

Day 18: August 21 - My Freedom

Pray for personal freedom and deliverance in the troubling areas of life (ie: poor self-esteem and confidence, unhealthy habits, debt, stress and anxiety, physical needs). [Psalm 34:!7]

Day 19: August 22 - My Ministry

Pray for God to challenge you, to grow you, and to equip you to serve in the church and in the world. [Acts 13:47]

Day 20: August 23 - My Influence

Pray for God to use you in your different spheres of influence and lift up to God the people that come to mind (in your family, in your workplace, in your neighborhood/building/group house, etc.) [Matthew 5:13-16]

Day 21: August 24 - Praise

Give God glory, praise, and honor for who he is and all his different attributes. Thank God for this season of prayer and his nearness to you. Worship God. [Psalm 29]