40 DAYS OF PRAYER
From April 8 to May 20 (Pentecost Sunday), Shepherd of the Desert will engage in "40 Days of Prayer." The hope is that our entire church and school community will grow in our practice of the spiritual discipline of prayer.
"40 Days of Prayer" will include a 7-week sermon series, as well as numerous opportunities for people to be involved in a 6-session small fellowship group or Bible class on the topic of prayer. These sessions are DVD-based, with opportunity for reflection and group discussion. Some of these groups will meet in people's homes, some will meet on our two campuses, and some will meet at restaurants. There will be daytime and evening groups available, including a special group for Young Adults (that's you, Millennials and older Next Gen’ers!).
April 8: "Do You Really Want to Grow Up?"
April 15: "A Beginner's Guide to Prayer"
April 22: "Whom Do You Think You are Talking To?"
April 29: "Praying in Five Dimensions"
May 6: "How to Pray Throughout Your Day"
May 13: "How to Pray for Healing & Restoration"
May 20: "When God Says ‘No’"
SMALL GROUP SESSIONS
Session 1: "The Purpose of Prayer"
Session 2: "How to Pray with Confidence"
Session 3: "The Pattern for Prayer (Part One)"
Session 4: "The Pattern for Prayer (Part Two)"
Session 5: "Praying for a Breakthrough"
Session 6: "How to Pray in a Crisis"