Week of Prayer

September 11-17

Welcome to the Week of Prayer. Thank you for praying with us and for us!

Download our digital prayer guide here or read below for each day's prayer points:

Don't forget: You can submit prayer requests and pray EVERY WEEK at our Prayer Wall.

sunday: Regional Campuses

Please pray for…

Bartlett Campus: Three families to join our campus who are gifted evangelists, enabling us to build momentum as we seek to reach our local community through more personal invites to our church.

Our Church family to super-charge its spiritual growth by joining a Community Group and taking advantage of serving opportunities within our campus.

DeKalb Campus: The construction of our new DeKalb Campus home. Pray for safety of the construction workers, that we remain on schedule, and that many people who will come to know Christ at our new facility.

Our Men's Tailgate outreach event September 24. Pray that many guests will attend and get connected to Christ and our church.

Blackberry Creek Campus: New leaders at our Blackberry Creek Campus who will take ownership of key ministry needs at our campus. Pray that our staff team would be intentional about effectively shepherding and equipping our volunteers.  

The planning and execution of our first This is Christmas outreach at Blackberry Creek. Pray that many invites would go out and the gospel would be shared in an transforming and powerful way!

monday: student ministries

Please pray for…

Our church to be a loving community that welcomes young people into all of our environments; weekend worship, serving, group life, and events.

Adult volunteers passionate about Jesus and compassionate toward students.

Our fall student ministry outreach events: Uproar (middle school) and Half-Niter (high school). Pray that many students would be invited, introduced to Jesus and make our church their spiritual family.

The thousands of public high school and middle school students that we reach through our Hub ministry to make a connection to our church.

College students: Pray that those away from home would remain connected to our church family and plug into a local body. Pray that local college students connect to Crave Community Groups and our campuses for weekend worship.

Tuesday: Adult Ministries

Please pray for…

Marriages: Lift up the leaders and participants in the marriage courses being offered this fall at the St. Charles and Blackberry Creek campuses. Pray that the Lord would breathe new life into the marriages of those participating, and that those in need of refreshing would have the wisdom to seek wise counsel. Pray for the Lord's protection over marriages and families in our church and community. Ask God to teach us how to make our relationships a reflection of himself.

Fall Groups Kickoff: Pray that as groups launch and re-launch this fall that they would provide a place of growth and fellowship for their members. Lift up the Leaders of these groups that God would give them wisdom and encouragement to lead their groups well. Pray that new Apprentice Leaders would be called up to build up the future of our Community Groups ministry. Ask God to give boldness to group members that they would invite friends and family that are not yet disciples of Christ to join their group.

Group Outreach/Connection: Offer the Lord thanksgiving for creating us to have fellowship with one another. Ask Him to extend his love for us to others as we invite them to connect into our Community Groups. Pray for those that are not yet connected to be open to participating in a group, that they might find growth and belonging through group fellowship.

Group Serving: Thank the Lord for the many ways that Community Groups serve together, both within our church and out in the community. Pray that God would continue to grow the hearts of service within our Community Groups, that they would further impact the community for his kingdom.

All-Church Singles 30+ Events: Pray that these events would continue to grow and serve as a place of growth and connection for singles, that God might be revealed to them through this ministry. Offer praise for the success of this new ministry and offer thanksgiving for the volunteers that have poured out their time and energy into serving this group.

Wedensday: Creative Arts

Please pray for…

Deep spiritual impact on our congregation through weekend worship and teaching.

Wisdom and faithfulness as we strive to maximize the resources that God has provided to create weekend environments that reflect the beauty of God.

Our volunteers who serve many hours each week. Pray also for more volunteers to join the Creative Arts team.

The evangelistic outreach of our church through Wow Weekend, weekend teaching, and This Is Christmas.  Pray that we will have many visitors come to know Jesus. 

Thursday: Care Ministries

Please pray for…

Those in our community who are in the midst of pain and heartache, that they would find or depend on a solid relationship with Christ and his people.

The new Fall semester of Care Night starting September 20, and the new curriculum being introduced.

New volunteers who desire to partner with the hurting to take part of our Benevolence Team.

Wisdom and discernment for the Pastoral Counseling we do, the counselors on our counselor referral list, and Care Night leaders, as they seek to serve hurting people in the throes of life-difficulties.

The Care Night team. Ask for God to guide them in decisions regarding what new groups the ministry can offer, and how to best meet the needs of Christ Community Church and the community.

For wisdom and discernment in the process of examining Care Ministry across all four campuses.

Friday: Outreach Ministries

Please pray for…

WOW Weekend (September 17&18) with The New York Times bestselling author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi. Please pray for Nabeel’s health. Pray for many people to receive and accept invitations. Ask God to bless the presentation of God’s Good News, that it would be clear and inviting.

The launch of Zones at each of campus. For relationship building and connections to be made during and after our weekend services. That people would feel more of a sense of belonging and connection.

Kids Hope as we connect mentors with scores of elementary children in our community who need special attention. For more and more mentors to step forward and impact a child’s life.

The effectiveness of our Community Impact ministries such as 2nd Saturday. That our church would be moved to “simply serve” in our community and with our local Community Impact partners.

The sanctity of human life and for the church to be a strong voice during The 40 Days for Life (September 28 - November 6)

GO Teams: Pray for your own heart and willingness to go and serve across the oceans. Pray for others to take the step of faith and respond to the call of making disciples of the nations.

Nicaragua: Pray for the development of our new partnership with Chosen Children Ministries. Pray for our working relationship to meet their needs as we reach communities with the Gospel and see transformation occur together.

Alpha Course: Pray for those who are exploring Christianity. That many will attend, find answers, and ultimately a relationship with Christ.

Saturday: KidsWorld

Please pray for…

The overall efforts of KidsWorld in making passionate disciples of Jesus Christ who are belonging, growing, serving, and reaching.

The launch of our new midweek ministry, EPIC, on the DeKalb and St. Charles Campuses. Pray that EPIC will serve as a catalyst in kids and families studying, memorizing, and living God’s Word.

The Holy Spirit to continue working in the kids, parents, and leaders that participated in our summer ministry programs. Pray that God will continue the work he started in them.

Our existing volunteer teams, that they will be encouraged by how God is using them in the lives of kids. Pray that God sends new students and adults to join our teams and help us not grow weary in doing good.

The strength of the Holy Spirit to empower parents to make wise decisions and do what is best, not easiest, as we lead our children to know and follow Jesus.

Our kids to grow in their knowledge of and obedience to God and have conviction and passion to see their friends come to know Christ.