Twice a year, we make it a priority as a church to seek God first in prayer. We do this in January and August through 21 Days of Prayer. These three weeks are intentional, as they each begin a new season of emphasis for us. Prayer in January is our way of giving God our "first and our best." We believe that like the tithe, it has the power to positively influence the rest of the year. Prayer and fasting in January also sets the tone for souls coming to Christ in springtime during Easter.  

Prayer in August is our way of regrouping, and getting ready for outreach and a harvest of souls in the coming fall. Ultimately, we believe that through prayer, His power can create lasting impact in our lives, our church and our world.
Prayer Schedule: January 3-23, 2021
Live at MHC on Wednesday's @ 7-8pm
Live at MHC on Saturday Morning's @ 9-10am
On demand daily for 24 hours

21 Days of Prayer is for you!

If you sense that God has more for your life, 21 Days of Prayer is a great place to start believing Him for all that He has for you. At the prayer services, you will put seeking God first into practice, and when you do this, He will start working on your behalf like never before. You will see a difference in your relationships, your work, your family and every area of your life. It is then that you will best be able to spread His love to others.

We would love for you to join us  as we gather to pray for the needs of our city, nation, families, and homes.
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Day 1 Sunday – January 3rd
Portions of Isaiah 58
"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, and declare to My people their transgression….Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist.  You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high…..Is this
not the fast which I choose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free and break every yoke?"
The fasting that the Lord is looking for is not so much about us, though we do need to purify ourselves and consecrate ourselves to the Lord.  And that is often what we focus on.  But the Lord is looking for strongholds to be broken – ours and others.  It isn’t about manipulating God to do something for us.  It is about us positioning ourselves in a place so we can listen to God for what he wants us to do for others.
In the Old Testament whenever the Lord was going to come and visit the Children of Israel, he would tell the people to prepare themselves.  

Exodus 19:10 - "And the Lord said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes..."
Exodus 32:29 -  "For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves today to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day."

So let’s take a clue from the Old Testament and consecrate ourselves to the Lord this week.  We want to be vessels of honor that the Lord can use in this coming year.  The prophets of God have been saying that this year will be the start of revival in the churches and a harvest of new souls for the Lord in a great awakening.  What that will look like we don’t exactly know.  But we want to be ready.

I ask you to take time today to search your heart.  During this time of isolation due to Covid-19, have we allowed our heart toward the Lord to cool a bit?  Have we allowed fear to infiltrate our souls?  Have we gotten comfortable at home?  Some of us had to be safer at home due to medical requirements, but did we also allow the enemy to plant seeds of separation, lack of trust, fear, or offense to come in because we were not seeing people face to face.

Please take a time before the Lord to repent for any disunity you allowed to come in to your relationships with your church family.  Repent for any spiritual laziness that we have slipped into.  Have we given place to any “household gods” because we had more time on our hands?  
Did we give more time and place to TV, novels, social media, food (have we gained the Covid 20#?) seeking to comfort ourselves with food, internet searches forsaking time in the Word of God, or spiritual pursuits and growth?  
Did we allow Covid-19 to isolate us by fear rather than isolating because the Lord told us to protect our health so we can be used by Him in the coming harvest?  Take time to search your heart’s motives.  Fear is never a healthy motive!

Prayer: Father, help us to purify ourselves and get ready to see what You are going to do in 2021!!