Friday, May 21, 2004


40 days after easter,
Jesus ascends

for 10 days before pentecost,
the disciples pray,

at opawa we are following this pattern with a 10 day season of prayer
it is a project i have put a fair bit of preparation energy into
over the last weeks

i wrote a prayer guide, given to each person, so that the church is reading the same scriptures :: each day there are corporate prayer gatherings, different prayer leaders have been trained with different themes for each day :: each corporate prayer gathering tries to summarise in a sentence what was prayed, and this is loaded onto a 0508 – ASK GOD phone number – so that people can ring in and keep up to date.

10 days, to clear space in our life as a church community,
to wait, listen, be before God.

Update 1: DUH – thanx Tom

Update 2: we also did this 3 times at Graceway, as well as Opawa.

Posted by steve at 07:50 AM


  1. Wow. Again, I love hearing stories of Spirit and transition @ Opawa.Thanks.

    Comment by Paul Fromont — May 21, 2004 @ 8:54 am

  2. Didn’t Jesus ascend forty days after Easter?

    Comment by Tom Smith — May 21, 2004 @ 8:57 am

  3. thanx tom! well spotted!

    Comment by steve — May 21, 2004 @ 9:25 am

  4. Maggie is thinking of blogging for these ten days – and invited others to join

    I would be interested in the themes you have chosen for the days of prayer.

    Comment by Janet — May 21, 2004 @ 9:29 am

  5. Hey steve – I’m blogging my way through the Novena as well – would love to hear updates on how your themes work out.

    Comment by maggi — May 22, 2004 @ 9:20 am

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