Christ Center Wesleyan Church is a place of hope, inspiration and meaning. Come and join a community that is changing lives in remarkable ways.
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Make Jesus Christ The Focus of Our Lives
Help Our Neighbors Find Christ
Serve Sedona and Beyond
Christ Center’s Mission Is To:
Discover Truth and Live Biblically
Worship God and Grow Personally
Make and Train Disciples Locally
Start and Sustain New Churches Regionally
Reinforce and Expand Mission Globally
Do All These Things Prayerfully
DAILY PRAYER GUIDE FOR FOLLOWERS OF JESUS
Spend approximately 5 to 10 minutes in silence.
Focus on listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit leading you, affirming you, directing you.
Pray, Father, today I come into your presence to hear from you. Lead me in my prayer time, guide me according to your will. Accomplish your purposes in me and through me.
READ YOUR PSALM FOR TODAY
Jot notes and praises in your journal or notebook.
Spend time praising God for who God is, for the places you have seen God leading you and forming you. This is time to praise God for being who God is.
Asking the Holy Spirit to guide you and illuminate those areas of your life that do not reflect God’s character and purpose, confess faults, shortcomings, and sins to God, receiving and recognizing God’s forgiveness and grace in your life.
Spend time thanking God for each and every way God has been active in your life: for blessings, for protection, for influences in your life, for the people whom God has brought around you. Give praise for any and everything God brings to your mind.
READ YOUR OLD TESTAMENT AND NEW TESTAMENT READINGS
In your journal or notebook, jot down thoughts, prompts that God gives you during this time.
Pray for others: for physical needs, spiritual needs, for guidance, for direction, for God to have the freedom to move in the lives of others.
Pray for the work of Christ Center Church: for spiritual victories, for protection and guidance for our leaders, for the favor of God to rest on our church.
Pray for the leaders of our government and our nation.
Pray for your own needs: Place your desires and prayer under the leadership and the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Ask boldly. Be open to God’s leading in your spirit.
Pray for God to lead you in specific areas of your life
PRAY THE LORD’S PRAYER
- Keep a pen and paper handy. As stray thoughts enter your mind, jot them down. This will release you to leave those things and focus on God, and God’s leading and the still small voice of the Holy Spirit.
- Find a regular, comfortable place to spend time with God. Soon, just visiting your prayer place will trigger that awareness of the presence of God
- Keep a prayer journal. Regularly write down your requests. A couple of times each month, review those requests. Note answers and victories to your requests. Highlight those answers. Seeing God work through your prayers builds and strengthens your faith.
- Always keep in mind, prayer is an ordinary means to grace. Don’t turn prayer into work or works. To do so is self-defeating. Relish your time with God, allow him to work in you.
Drawn in part from Bill Hybel’s work, Too Busy Not to Pray. Intervarsity Press, 2008.
August 15-21, 2022
Monday, August 15, 2022
- Psalm: 74
- Old Testament: Isaiah 5.8-23
- New Testament: 1 John 4.1-6
Pray for the conflict in Ukraine, for a peaceful end to the war which has been ongoing for months, for the rebuilding of war-destroyed cities and homes.
Pray EACH DAY for the Wesleyan Missionaries the CCWC Supports: the Helvies, Penas, Saimans, McFredericks, and Mojzis: for God to bless their faithful ministries with salvations and new believers.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
- Psalm: 74
- Old Testament: Isaiah 5.24-30
- New Testament: Acts 7.44-53
Pray for the ministry of the House of Ruth, as they purpose to minister to at risk women and children in the Verde Valley.
Pray for the ministry of Hope Women’s Shelter, for the leadership and for the women and children they minister to.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you guidance and direction to one area of your life where you can be more like Jesus Christ today.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
- Psalm: 74
- Old Testament: Isaiah 27.1-13
- New Testament: Luke 19.45-48
Pray for an opportunity to share the love of Jesus and to witness to God’s work in your life, today!
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you a burden for a specific person in your personal web…pray for them to be open to the leading of the Spirit; ask God for opportunities to witness to them of Jesus’s love and salvation; pray for opportunities to minister to their needs.
In your prayers, ask for God for an opportunity to tangibly meet the needs of another person today, out of the abundance with which God has blessed you.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
- Psalm: 71.1-6
- Old Testament: Jeremiah 6.1-19
- New Testament: Hebrews 12.3-17
Pray for our Church Staff to be aware of the leading of God and to be strengthened in the Lord (I Samuel 30.6). Pray for physical strength and protection, for spiritual growth and encouragement, and emotional wellness.
Pray for the spiritual, numerical, and financial growth of CCWC.
Pray for God to give our Church family specific opportunities to reach out into our community.
Pray for Young Life as they minister to youth in the Verde Valley
Friday, August 19, 2022
- Psalm: 71.1-6
- Old Testament: Jeremiah 6.20-30
- New Testament: Acts 17.1-9
Pray for Pastor Art to be renewed daily in his spirit, to be encouraged by the nearness of God, and to be given the power of the Holy Spirit. Pray for his and Allyson’s physical, spiritual, and emotional health.
Saturday, August 20, 2022
- Psalm: 71.1-6
- Old Testament: Jeremiah 1.1-3, 11-19
- New Testament: Luke 6.1-5
Pray for each person who will join us in worship tomorrow to be ready to hear from God and to respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to illuminate your heart and your mind, to give you a hunger to know the deep relationship with God that God has in mind for you.
Pray for spiritual zeal and passion to fill you.
Pray for spiritual victories to come through the ministry of the members of CCWC.
COMMUNITY — We believe that life is meant to be lived and shared in community. Our doors are open to everyone. Come and See, Connect, Grow, Learn, Share, Serve.
Be part of a growing, Christ-centered community
Pastor Art and Allyson Roxby
Pastor Art’s greatest desire is to see followers of Jesus Christ experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit, grow in their walk with God and in the Community of faith, and live into their unique calling to be witnesses to the life-changing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Christ Center and Missions
Christ Center is an avid supporter of foreign, domestic and campus mission work. We currently support 13 ministries around the world: Seven are international, five are domestic missions, and one is a campus ministry. Click to learn more about some of the ministries we support.
Do you like to pray? Has God anointed you with the spiritual gift of intercessory prayer? We would love for you to join us in our ministry efforts to cover our church, local, national and global communities. Please join one or all of our prayer ministry efforts.
Small / Growth Groups
At Christ Center Wesleyan Church, we have small groups of all shapes and sizes. Women only, men only, mixed, young adults, etc. We also have a variety of Recovery Groups. Topical studies, books of the Bible studies and groups that are designed to care for you where you are.