At The Table, we believe prayer changes things and we seek to always Pray First. Though as often happens in life, this priority can often get replaced by the pressing needs of this world. That's why we take advantage of seasons to refocus ourselves on Christ. As individuals and a church body, we're beginning this next season with 21 Days of Prayer.
This journey is designed to remind us to Pray First, but also to help us seek God daily and ask for his sovereignty over our lives and in every decision we make. 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.
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:
Saturday Morning Prayer
Join us on Saturday mornings at our Downtown Parish for a time of prayer and worship. We'll gather at 9 a.m. for one hour on Saturday, September 1st, 8th, and 15th at 945 G Street NW in the upstairs chapel.
After a time of worship, we'll have multiple stations available for you to pray alone or with others. We'll also have family-friendly opportunities to engage even our youngest members in prayer.
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 city, our country, our world, and ourselves. Each prompt has a scripture reference for you to consider during your prayer time. For a family-friendly prayer calendar to walk both parents and children through this season, check out this family prayer calendar.
Saturday, September 1 - Our city of DC and its leaders. [Jeremiah 29:7]
Sunday, September 2 - Our country and its leaders. [2 Chronicles 7:14]
Monday, September 3 - Our world and its leaders. [Luke 1:78-79]
Tuesday, September 4 - Our food ministry in DC + each client we interact with. [Matthew 25:34-40]
Wednesday, September 5 - Our Care Team + Care Ministry. [1 Peter 5:1-4]
Thursday, September 6 - Our Justice + Compassion Team, especially our advocacy through the Washington Interfaith Network [Proverbs 29:8]
Friday, September 7 - Christian unity in our church, city, and world. [John 17:21]
Saturday, September 8 - Our small group ministry in the form of dinner parties; for our leaders, members, and experiences of life change in community and faith growth [Hebrews 10:24-25]
Sunday, September 9 - Our TableKIDS Ministry, for our servant leaders, parents/guardians, children involved, and Godly teaching [Psalm 127:3-5]
Monday, September 10 - Next Steps Track; for our teachers and attendees, newcomer engagement and development, that people would discover their gifts and serve God with them [1 Peter 4:10]
Tuesday, September 11 - My Relationships; for my relationships among family and friends, at home, in the workplace, at school, and at church [Hebrews 10:24-25]
Wednesday, September 12 - All Families and Marriages at The Table [Colossians 3:13]
Thursday, September 13 - For the new school year; for productivity, greater wisdom, learning, opportunities for children and adults in our congregation returning to school. [Psalm 119:66]
Friday, September 14 - My Faith; for greater understanding of God's love, a deep desire to commune with God through scripture, and a healthy prayer life [Hebrews 11]
Saturday, September 15 - The Table's Board of Elders, Board of Trustees, and Board of Overseers [1 Thessalonians 5:12-13]
Sunday, September 16 - The Table's Pastors, Ministry Directors and Coaches [Isaiah 11:2]
Monday, September 17 - The people who live near our church who don’t yet follow Jesus. [Matthew 18:12-14]
Tuesday, September 18 - Our church’s vision for rest of 2018; for provision, favor, open doors, and leaders. [2 Corinthians 9:8]
Wednesday, September 19 - My personal vision for the rest 2018 – freedom from habits, debt, relationships, ministry involvement, reaching my full potential [Matthew 6:33]
Thursday, September 20 - My specific needs; my finances, health, family members to know God, and other personal needs. [Philippians 4:19]
Friday, September 21 - My Freedom; for my personal freedom and deliverance, breakthrough in every area [Isaiah 54:17]