Every year, Grace City joins with believers and other local churches all over the world in a time of prolonged prayer and fasting. As we begin the new year together, there's perhaps no greater means by which to draw near to Jesus in a way that quite intentionally sets us on the right trajectory for all that's ahead.
Of course, this is an especially significant time for us as a new church in Portland, as we're not only beginning a new year, but an entirely new church together. As Sunday, Jan. 8th will mark our official launch as Grace City in Portland, this will simply be a monumental opportunity for us as a new church family!
Also... (and this is a part of our story that some of you may not be entirely familiar with yet) In addition to praying and fasting for the week with our sister churches - Grace City in Corvallis and Eugene - we'll also be praying and fasting alongside our wider, global network of churches, the Every Nation church family.
Below two links to help us this during this week of prayer and fasting:
- The Every Nation Prayer & Fasting Guide, which we can all use as a tool to really make the most out this upcoming week. If you've never done a 5-day fast before (or any kind of fast for that matter), you might find this little devotional/workbook extremely helpful. Even if you're an experienced 'faster,' you'll likely find it refreshingly beneficial. PRINTABLE PRAYER & FASTING GUIDE
- A series of 6 short videos by Jim Laffoon, the author of the above prayer & fasting guide. I (Simon) have had the privilege of knowing Pastor Jim for several years now. He was living in Southern California around the time that I got saved as a university student, and we've crossed paths many time since then (including my time living in UK). Anyway, I'm quite thrilled for the opportunity to utilize these devotional videos alongside the written guide. I hope you find them helpful! VIDEOS BY PASTOR JIM LAFFOON