Dear Friends,

Starting January 6th through January 26th, Trinity Baptist Church will be participating in 21 Days of Prayer. If you are a Christian, you have been called to pray (Colossians 4:2, Ephesians 6:18). Over and over again, we read in the Bible about Jesus praying to His Father in Heaven. Just as He communicated with His Father through prayer, so can you. And as prayer becomes a larger part of your life:

• You will find yourself less focused on yourself and more focused on Jesus.
• Your temptations and fear will give way to dependence on God and confidence in Him.
• You will begin to discern God’s will and calling in your life.
• It will be your weapon when you are drawn into spiritual battles.

Our power to effect change in this world begins with prayer. Beyond yourself, when you pray, you build and strengthen bonds with other believers. Therefore, from January 6th – January 26th, we will come together for 21 Days of Prayer. Together, we will pray for God’s leading in our personal lives, at Trinity Baptist Church and across the Coachella Valley.

One of the elements of 21 Days of Prayer that I am excited about is the fact that as many as 1,300 churches and many thousands of people across the globe will be praying at the same time. Like Trinity Baptist, these churches are part of the Converge movement (formerly the Baptist General Conference), which starts and strengthens churches together worldwide so people can meet, know and follow Jesus. Imagine what will happen when churches across the United States and around the world focus wholeheartedly on communicating with our amazing God through prayer.

We will kick off our 21 Days of Prayer together on January 6th in the morning service. A calendar with a suggested prayer focus for each day is posted here. If you attend a different church but would still like to pray along with us, you can print your guide from here. There is a prayer guide, “21 Days of Dangerous Prayer”, that explores the dangerous and life-transforming prayers that have been prayed by God’s people for thousands of years. It is available as a free .epub/iBook download, a Kindle book (priced at $1 at time of publication), or a paperback book available at church for $3 (limited quantities available starting December 30th). I am looking forward to sharing this prayer journey together with you.

Pastor Dave