PRAYER49 is our prayer campaign for 49 days, leading up to Resurrection Sunday, or Easter, March 31. Pastor Dave has been preaching through a series called "Rahab: Righteous Rebel," focusing on how the Bible describes true righteousness. However, just as God through Joshua instructed the Israelites to walk around Jericho once for 7 days, but on the 7th day to walk around it 7 times, we as a church are lead to pray for our church and the needs within our church for 7 days x 7 weeks, 49 days.
The number 7 in the Bible has significance, as God created the universe in six days, but on the 7th, he rested. In the Book of Revelation, there is often mention of 7 churches, 7 angels, 7 seals, and 7 trumpets. We do not believe that the number 7 is a magical number, or that there is anything supernatural with the number 7. However, in this season of our church life, we sense a call to focus on this number in our prayer campaign. We do not have one specific prayer request for our church during this time, but any prayer is welcome, related to how the Spirit is leading each person to pray.
We are asking people to pray at two time slots each day during this 49 day period, 7am and 7pm, according to their personal schedules and as much as they are able.