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The Barn’s September Week of Prayer
September 20, 2020 - September 28, 2020
PRAYER WEEK TWO SEPT 20-28
We are approaching our second prayer week, concurrent with the annual “Days Of Awe” that lie between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, a time when God calls His people to return, repent, and be reconciled with each other. Each day from September 20-28 we have scheduled at least one opportunity to gather with other believers and explore the practice of repentance: choosing to come close to God and walk in step with Him instead of going our own way. From online meetings to national gatherings, there are a wide variety of experiences to sample. Set aside time to grow your relationship with God!
Prayer Week Two, Event Schedule
(Choosing to come closer to God and walk in step with Him instead of going our own way.)
Monday, Sept 21
- 7-8 p.m. Prayer and repentance in person at Barczewski home or on ZOOM click here to join.
Tuesday, Sept 22
- 7-8 p.m. Prayer outdoors/Zoom, pray with art option depicting repentance. In person at the Barn or on ZOOM click here to join.
Wednesday, Sept 23,
- Daytime Prayer at Barn- 1-2 p.m. Multiple prayer styles, focus on drawing near to God. In person, main room of Barn or outdoors if nice weather.
Thursday, Sept 24,
- Words and Worship 7-8 p.m., youth group leading, in person at Barn and Livestreamed.
Friday, Sept 25
- 6-8 p.m. Repentance with Drums. Barn outdoors. BYO drum.
- 6-9 p.m. The Return Eve, Next Generation with Jonathan Cahn. Repentance and Return. Live on the National Mall, Washington D.C.. or simulcast. To watch/join in at home, go to TheReturn.org/families , and sign up to be a simulcast host. **check travel/quarantine restrictions from your state to D.C. before making travel plans.
Saturday, Sept 26
- 9:30-10:30 a.m. Join the Power in Perryville group for a time of repentance and intercession outdoors. 1122 Frenchtown Rd, Perryville.
- 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 6-9 p.m. The Return with Jonathan Cahn on the National Mall, Washington, D.C. or simulcast. To watch/join in at home, go to TheReturn.org/families and sign up to be a simulcast host. **check travel/quarantine restrictions from your state to D.C. before making travel plans.
- Noon – 2 p.m. Washington Prayer March 2020 in Washington DC, led by Franklin Graham of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. From Lincoln Memorial to U.S. Capitol, 1.8 miles. No music or speakers, just silent prayer at designated stops along the way. No simulcast. Go to https://prayermarch2020.com/ for more information and prayer topics. **check travel/quarantine restrictions from your state to D.C. before making travel plans.
Sunday, Sept 27
- 10 a.m. Sunday morning service at the Barn, including embodied corporate prayer of repentance led by Atira Nuzzo.
Monday, Sept 28
- 7-8 p.m. Contemplative celebration of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, with interactive activities led by Judi Gawlikowski. In-person and live streamed.
Resources for September Prayer Week:
Why Fast? by Ruth Owens
Bubbles are beautiful. Let’s look at some bubbles that need popping regarding fasting and see what God says…. fasting decreases our dependency on things, the world, invisible idols that we have been clinging to. We live in a world that feeds us “feel good stuff” Those things can become strongholds and addictions. God wants to help us weaken their grip on us as we hide in His loving, all powerful presence. We are living in a time in history where we hold in our hands the ability to forge a future more in alignment with God, or not, through increased prayer and fasting. Ps. 34:8 calls us to taste and see that the Lord is good. Don’t we all enjoy tasting and trying and learning new things? God is inviting us to new things in Him.
Our physical and spiritual taste buds can be retrained. Let’s challenge ourselves to reduce or cut out those things we feed on that only leave us empty and do not feed our spirits. Fasting goes against our grain. Fasting is doing the hard thing with Holy Spirit’s help to gain the good thing. It is not just a call to get out of the flow of this world but to also get into the flow of God. Our fasting brings God great joy as we are telling Him we value Him and want Him more than anything else. God longs for us to come closer!
As we dig in:
• Realize the enemy’s role is to resist us because he knows very well the power of prayer and fasting.
• Recognize that your flesh is going to rebel because it has been ruling for a long time.
• Feed on a preselected diet of reading a book in the Bible or a topic in the Bible and listen to worship music and praise.
• Pray in the spirit for God’s Spirit to strengthen through this time.
• If you fail, don’t give up! Dust yourself off and jump back in.
• Choose the type of fast the Holy Spirit shows you specifically for yourself.
Eph. 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us.
Let’s believe God and let every day be an act of worship to Him!