The Details

National Day of Prayer

“Staking your Claim for Jesus”

This year because the calendar is so full around the National Day of Prayer May 4, we are going to provide several options for you to choose from. First of all, you can pray over our nation from your home using this pamphlet, A Scriptural Prayer for Good Government as a starter. It is very good and you will get some great ideas from it. Second, you can gather with others on your campus for prayer. We highly encourage this. Each campus will be doing something different.

In Mesa, we will meet at 7 p.m. at Lift in the CLI Room under the blue awning of the New Life Center to pray for the nation. If there ever was a time our nation needed prayer, it is now! We will be spending that hour “staking our claim for Jesus” and in prayer for our nation.

In Gilbert, we will be having “Coffee with Jesus” as we start the day in prayer for the nation. Begin in the Gilbert campus lobby at 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. with your family or Life Group in a circle of chairs or at interactive tables with strategic prayers to help get you started. You will receive a tent peg with scriptures on it and a pamphlet to assist you with praying for our nation as you circle the campus or your own community.

In Ahwatukee, a time of focusing prayers for our nation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Prayer Room. Materials will be provided and participants will “stake their claim for Jesus” as they leave, taking prayers and scripture into their neighborhoods and favorite spots around their communities. Please come and join us. If you have any questions, call Cathy Cryer at 480.459.0904.

Also in Ahwatukke, women from all campuses will be “staking a claim” for Jesus in prayer all around the valley wherever their schedules take them with the tent pegs they will receive at the Prayer and Praise event in Ahwatukee April 28.

In Queen Creek,
we will be “staking a claim for Jesus.” We will be combining the National Day of Prayer and prayer over our Queen Creek property. There will be a prayer station with a table and chairs under a tent on the new property from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We will also provide a prayer guide for the day. People can come and pray for our nation throughout the day. At 7 p.m., everyone and anyone is welcome to come back and we'll drive a stake on the property claiming it for Christ. Then we'll split up into 2 or 3 person platoons and head out to our neighborhoods and strategic intersections around the QC/STV area and do the same thing.

In Glendale, we will be providing National Day of Prayer guides at a lobby table on the 23rd of April. This will enable our people and families to effectively and fervently pray for government, church, military, family, education, media, and businesses wherever they are on May 4th. Also, we will be using the tent pegs with scriptures on them during the Mobilize Event on April 30. A prayer team will place a tent peg at the four corners of each school as they prayer walk the location. Finally, members of the Glendale Prayer Team will place tent pegs at strategic locations around our church and Glendale May 1st to May 4th as we pray for our city and nation. I hope you will take part!

Our nation needs your prayer!

I Timothy 2:1-4 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”