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LENTEN PRAYER: Seek God for the City

SG14SmGraphic“Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” (Ps. 127:1)

This past Wednesday (Mar. 5) was Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season in the traditional Christian calendar, a 40-day period of prayer and reflection leading up to Good Friday.

As we prepare our hearts to reflect freshly on the power of the cross and the hope of the resurrection at Easter, we want to commit the Lenten season to prayer and reflection as a congregation.

For the next forty days we are inviting the congregation to join together in prayer for gospel growth in and through us at Westgate. And we’re encouraging everyone to use Seek God for the City as our guide.

Seek God for the City is designed to mobilize congregations to pray with a united, sustained vision for the people of our community and the world. The prayers are biblically grounded and easy to pray. And they intentionally direct us to God in seeking him to bring his gospel to bear on the world around us.

Seek God for the City encourages prayer walks which help crystallize our prayers for those whose burdens we are carrying to the Lord on a particular day. We are offering a number of options so that everyone will have an opportunity to be a part of one or more. Click here to see the time, date, meeting place, and leader for each prayer walk.

In addition, Lent is a time of reflection on all that Christ means to us. Accordingly, we have prepared a bookmark for each week of Lent which can be used as a guide to draw us closer to the heart of Christ through a daily reading, questions, and a deep meditation on one of Christ sayings from the cross. Click here to view or download the bookmarks.

We hope you will join us in seeking God together, that he might make much of his name through us, and that the days before us might mark a new season in gospel ministry.

To God be the glory,
Pastor Brandon