On Wednesday February 7 we had the first of our CCIW prayer meetings for 2018. Our hope is that when we as a community bring our prayers to our Heavenly Father, that God answers those prayers and we are encouraged to keep praying without ceasing.
Over the course of the day, with morning and evening meetings, we brought before God prayers for the start of the church year coming out of Vision Sunday and for the many events and programs of CCIW in the coming term.
We used this personal prayer of dedication adapted from Ephesians 3:14-21 and I commend it to you as a prayer to keep praying throughout the year.
According to the riches of your glory,
grant that we might be strengthen in our inner being
through the power of your Holy Spirit
so that Christ might dwell and reign in our hearts.
Lord, grow us deep in your love so that we might,
together as a community
and by your power,
grasp more and more,
what is the breadth and length and height and depth
and that we might know the love of Christ
that surpasses knowledge,
so we might be filled with the fullness of God.
There will be further opportunities to join in prayer as a whole CCIW community on the first Wednesday of each school term at both a morning meeting (with child care) and evening meeting. Those dates are Wednesday May 2, July 25 and October 17. Listen out for location details.
I highly recommend these prayer meetings for your own encouragement and the excitement of seeing how God will answer our prayers - for he can do far more than we can ask or imagine.