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Week of Prayer is Jan. 5-11

The 78th annual Week of Prayer begins Sunday in the Assemblies of God.
Leveling the Praying Field is the theme for the 78th annual Week of Prayer in the Assemblies of God, taking place Jan. 5-11. The prayer emphasis week, held annually on the first full week of the year, begins on Sunday and runs through Saturday, with each day having a specific prayer focus.

Designed to help congregations begin the new year with a prayer focus, the Week of Prayer is fully supported with free online materials in English and Spanish, including an email header, presentation slides, bulletin insert with the seven prayer focuses, a sermon to consider, and an article about engaging people in prayer.

There are also six downloadable videos that vary in length from roughly 90 seconds to 3 minutes. The videos feature a variety of individuals, including a farmer, doctor, student, teacher, and others sharing about their personal prayer perspectives.

This year’s daily prayer points focus in on the individual and his or her personal prayer life/relationship with God. Points include commitment to prayer, contentment in God’s response to prayer, seeking and using prayer language available through the baptism in the Holy Spirit, sensitivity to divine appointments to pray for others, and more.

During the Week of Prayer, church attendees are encouraged to get involved personally by signing up (English or Spanish) for a specific time to pray that God would do transform hearts and lives of those they are praying for, including themselves.

Also, there’s an insightful message from General Superintendent Doug Clay posted to the Assemblies of God USA Facebook page concerning prayer. Click here to watch it now.

Dan Van Veen

Dan Van Veen is news editor of AG News. Prior to transitioning to AG News in 2001, Van Veen served as managing editor of AG U.S. Missions American Horizon magazine for five years. He attends Central Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri, where he and his wife, Lori, teach preschool Sunday School and 4- and 5-year-old Rainbows boys and girls on Wednesdays.