Take the Challenge
For the next 40 days (August 21 through September 29) we are going to jump into the 40-Day Prayer Challenge. In early 2016, we spent 40 days praying boldly for our lives and our church and we experienced radical transformation. So we're drawing the circle again! These "circle prayers" are bold, audacious, impossible prayers. Prayers for ourselves, for our church and for our community. Our pastors have written a prayer guide to follow along to. If you need Mark Batterson's book, Draw the Circle, check out Grace's Bookstore.
Starting August 21, we'll send notifications via the Grace Church app at 7:14 a.m. with specific scriptures, prayers and action steps from the guide! Download the app on iTunes or Google Play and select "40 Day Prayer Challenge" under the filter area of the notifications to subscribe!
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Suggested Outline to Follow
Spend one minute in silence.
Read that day's entry in Draw the Circle.
Journal about it.
Spend a few moments praying for your "circled" prayers and for Grace Church.
Note any ways you see God listening/answering your prayers or any special scripture.
Updates on Circle Prayers for Grace Church
Pray for $15 million in new commitments (for N. Indy Campus, to relocate/double the capacity of the Care Center, and to launch our next international and Indiana church plants). We have raised $2 million more toward this goal!
Pray for 12 Grace families to join the Grace Church Bloomington "build team." We had over 50 people join the team!
Pray for the Grace London Team to make it to London this year. They are there and have secured a building!
Pray for 500 baptisms at Grace Church in 2016. Well, we've blown way past this number with 600 baptisms to date and are looking forward to continuing our Worship Together Weekends!
Pray for 2000 people to be engaged in the Way of Discipleship in 2016.
Pray with Us at these Upcoming Events
Join us on Tuesdays, August 21 through September 29 at noon at all three of our campus locations to pray with staff and other congregants during the 40 Day Prayer Challenge.
146th Street - Central Auditorium: 5504 East 146th Street, Noblesville
Fishers - Offices: 11411 Overlook Drive, Fishers
North Indy - Lobby: 8450 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis
Downtown - Bose McKinney & Evans LLP: 111 Monument Circle Suite 2700, Indianapolis
During these 40 days, on every Tuesday, we are going to fast and focus on the presence of God. Will you join us and consider fasting from 1, 2, or 3 meals (or technology) every Tuesday?
On every first Wednesday of the month at our 146th Street campus, we gather together to pray bold prayers to God. We worship together, give thanks together, lament together, and pray over one another as we seek God's provision for our lives and our church.
We've got an upcoming 25th Anniversary on September 11 that we're pumped about and can't wait to see you there. But, we want to see you a day earlier than that to rally around the event, one another, and our church in prayer. We're bringing the Prayer Gathering to Bankers Life! More details to come as we move closer to the date, but mark your calendars for Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m. at Bankers Life and let's spend time lifting up our praise to God.
Want Even More from the Prayer Challenge & Mark Batterson?
Edge | X Conference
Friday, October 7 at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, October 7, Grace Church will be hosting EDGE Mentoring's Inaugural Leadership Development Conference, EDGE | X, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This day is going to be jam packed with leaders, best-selling authors and dynamic speakers, all encouraging you in your faith, leadership and prayer. Mark Batterson will be speaking at this event. If you want to dive deeper into what it means to pray boldy, get your tickets now. Use promo code EDGEGRACE to get tickets for $20!