Lent is a time when we focus on the cross and what this means for us. As we do this, one does not need to look far to find our Savior praying; His wonderful and moving prayer for Himself, His disciples and finally, for “all who would believe in Him through their message” – for us! – spoken on the Thursday night before He died; His prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane –“Father, may your will be done!” – and it was as He went the way of the cross; and His prayers on the cross –“Father, forgive them,” “My God, why hast though forsaken me?,” and “Into your hands I commit my spirit.”
But prayer – this communion with God – is not just for Jesus. It is a gift given to each of us through what Jesus did on the cross. In fact, when His disciples, seeing His intimacy with God through prayer, came to Him asking Him to “teach us to pray,” He graciously did so. And He does so for us as well.
Ash Wednesday – February 14th Dear Children/Holy Name
We come in repentance confessing our sins. Through the cross of Jesus we are declared to be His own dear children and are renewed in living to Hallow His Name! What does this mean for our prayers? (Note: This worship includes both the imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.)
Wednesday, February 21st -Kingdom/Will
The gracious kingdom of God and the gracious will of God is inextricably bound together. What does this mean for us in our prayers?
Wednesday, February 28th- Bread
See the depth and brilliance of Jesus as He simply yet powerfully teaches us to pray for “bread.” What does this mean for us in our prayers?
Wednesday, March 7th - Forgiveness
Forgiven: the gift of a state of being received and a way of life to live in. What does this mean for our prayers?
Wednesday, March 14th- Temptation/Evil
The gift of victory over all our enemies – received and lived in! What does this mean for our prayers?
Wednesday, March 21st- Kingdom, Power, Glory
The certainty of God’s Kingdom, Power, and glory seen in the cross. What does this mean for our prayers?