21 Days of Prayer

Re-Engaging with God after the Summer

August 8-28, 2022

The 21 Days of Prayer is a spiritual habits initiative Journey Church participates in during the month of August. For 21 days, we try and gain back some consistency we potentially lost during the summer in the areas of prayer, Bible reading, and journaling. Our heart is that not only do we have adults, students, and kids get involved for the month of August, but that we continue these habits into September and beyond!

Theming & Direction

During the 21 Days, we are going to take the time and read through the Sermon On The Mount (Matthew 5-7), which is one of Jesus’ greatest sermons. It’s also our current Sunday message series, and we will be wrapping it up in the month of August.

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Get Involved

When you register, we will send you daily links (email or text) to devotional blogs written by our own Journey staff and members. Included in the daily blog will be an opportunity for you to not only read what someone else wrote, but also to have the chance to journal your own thoughts.

Register today and join hundreds of Journey people getting back from the summer by spending 21 days with Jesus!

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Kids Challenge

The Kids Challenge is a great way for children to participate in 21 Days of Prayer! Your family can follow along completing each day’s challenge.

We hope your family enjoys seeking God together this August!

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Worship
Night

Thursday, August 11

We will gather at Eldorado Elementary School on Thursday, August 11, at 6:30 pm. It will be a time for some worship and prayer as we prepare to launch the Highlands Ranch location on Sunday, September 11.

Prayer

Walks

Thursday, August 18

We are encouraging the members of Journey to spend 20-30 minutes between the times of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm to walk and pray through their neighborhoods. You can pray alone, as a family or with their small group. The goal is to see the people of Journey setting aside time to pray for God to move in the hearts of their neighbors.

Guide

Worship
Night

Thursday, August 25

What better way to lean into a time of prayer as a church than to join together for a night of worship? Not only will we sing some of Journey’s favorite worship songs, but we will also participate in a time of prayer and communion. Join us at Journey Church at 6:30 pm.

Worship
Night

Thursday, August 11

We will gather at Eldorado Elementary School on Thursday, August 11, at 6:30 pm. It will be a time for some worship and prayer as we prepare to launch the Highlands Ranch location on Sunday, September 11.

Prayer

Walks

Thursday, August 18

We are encouraging the members of Journey to spend 20-30 minutes between the times of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm to walk and pray through their neighborhoods. You can pray alone, as a family or with their small group. The goal is to see the people of Journey setting aside time to pray for God to move in the hearts of their neighbors.

Guide

Worship
Night

Thursday, August 25

What better way to lean into a time of prayer as a church than to join together for a night of worship? Not only will we sing some of Journey’s favorite worship songs, but we will also participate in a time of prayer and communion. Join us at Journey Church at 6:30 pm.

How to H.E.A.R. (from God)

A method of Bible reading and journaling. H.E.A.R. can be used with any daily Bible reading plan.

H - Highlight

Get to a place where you can focus and read the daily Scripture passage several times. From the passage of Scripture you read, highlight one or two verses that stick out. Write them down, and even consider rewriting the verse(s) in your own words.

E - Explain

Make some basic observations about the scripture you just read by asking these questions:

  • Why was this written?
  • To whom was it originally written?
  • What is the author trying to communicate?
  • What does the Scripture passage teach me about God and humanity?

A - Apply

After taking some time explaining the highlighted scriptures, begin to think about how they apply to your life. Ask yourself these questions and spend some time writing down your thoughts:

  • What do these verses mean today?
  • What does this verse(s) mean for my life?
  • How does this verse challenge my thinking and actions?
  • What changes do I need to make in my life as a result of this passage of Scripture?

R - Respond

Your response to the passage may take on many forms. You may write a call to action. You may describe how you will be different because of what God has said to you through the Bible verses. You may indicate what you are going to do because of what you learned. You may respond by writing out a prayer to God. For example, you may ask God to help you to be more loving, or to give you a desire to be more generous in your giving. Keep in mind that this is your response to what you have just read.

Example H.E.A.R. Devotional (Based on reading Mark 10:35-44)

Highlight

“Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:43-44, word of Jesus)

Explain

James and John, brothers and two of Jesus’ disciples, ask Jesus if they can have places of honor, authority, and greatness in heaven. The other disciples heard about James and John’s request, and they got mad at them. They were angry at what they perceived as arrogance. Jesus responds to this tension by teaching them about humility. He even uses his example as a teaching point. It’s about serving…not being served. The path to greatness is always grounded in the pursuit of serving.

Apply

I always need to be challenged in my understanding of “greatness”. Why? Because the pursuit of greatness will ultimately transform me into a person of meekness. This continues to jump out at me because pride and recognition have such deep roots in my life. When this battle comes, the question I need to ask is…”How can I serve someone today?”

Respond

Today I’m going to look for someone to serve with no strings attached and in a way that doesn’t elicit any recognition. Heavenly Father, please open my eyes to someone I can serve today, and give me the strength to seek no gain or recognition from it. Amen.

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