CrossPoint Community Church

Week 1: April 11th - April 16th

Worship is Prayer

Sunday, April 11—Join us in-person or online for worship as we discover the new normal that Jesus taught us to pray and believe is possible.  “Our Father in heaven hallowed be thy name…”

Prayer Focus:

As you read the Psalm(s) this week let this be your prayer focus:  Who do I think God is and who does God show me he really is in the Psalm I just read? Why does knowing that about God matter to my life now?

Preparing for Prayer through Scripture

One Day Plan

April 12 — Psalm 1
April 13 — Psalm 2
April 14 — Psalm 3
April 15 — Psalm 4
April 16 — Psalm 5

Three-a-day plan

April 12 — Psalm 1 (morning), 2  (afternoon) and 3 (night)
April 13 — Psalm 4 (morning), 5  (afternoon) and 6 (night)
April 14 — Psalm 7 (morning), 8  (afternoon) and 9 (night)
April 15 — Psalm 10 (morning), 11  (afternoon) and 12 (night)
April 16 — Psalm 13 (morning), 14  (afternoon) and 15 (night)

Prayer Challenge:

April 11th - 17th

Practice the simplest and perhaps one of the most transformative types of prayer—the Breath Prayer.  Watch this video explaining what a breath prayer is and how to make it a meaningful way of connecting with God in prayer.  The challenge is to pray this as many times as you can throughout the day and in various situations every day this week.  Breathe in “Father in heaven.”  He is your heavenly Father, He wants to be up close and personal in your life.  Take that in from him as you breathe in those words.  Then breathe out “be seen in ____”  Give God permission to be seen in your work, your joys, your frustrations, your relationships, your hobby….  Go ahead and practice it now:  “Father in heaven, be seen in_____” (my work, my rest, my trouble, my relationships, my private life…).

Monday, April 12th

Wednesday, April 14th

Saturday

Every Saturday is a day off.  You can use it as a day to catch up if you fall behind, celebrate when you are on schedule and even consider using it as a time to journal.  Journaling is another means of prayer that allows you to put on paper what God has been showing you.