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Preparing the Way —
Download our 32-page ADVENT 2022 Devotional Guide

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


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.

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.

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



  • 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.

November 21 – 27, 2022

Monday, November 21, 2022

  • Psalm: 117
  • Old Testament: Jeremiah 30.1-17
  • New Testament: Revelation 21.5-27


Pray for the recovery efforts of those who have been harmed, or experienced the loss of Hurricane Ian in Florida, the Carolinas, and Cuba

Pray EACH DAY for the Wesleyan Missionaries the CCWC Supports: the Helvies, Penas, Davises, McFredericks, Bishops, and Mojzis: for God to bless their faithful ministries with salvations and new believers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

  • Psalm: 117
  • Old Testament: Jeremiah 30.18-24
  • New Testament: Revelation 22.8-21

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.

Ask God to give you a heart filled with gratitude and that your gratitude and praise witnesses to those whose lives you touch this week.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

  • Psalm: 117
  • Old Testament: Jeremiah 31.1-6
  • New Testament: Luke 1.1-4

Pray for the desire to be a witness, the passion to share the gospel message of hope, and the compassion to be a witness in your world!

Pray for two specific people that you personally know: that they would become aware of the leading of the Holy Spirit; that they would have their hearts softened to the message of the gospel; and for an opportunity for YOU to share the gospel message of hope.

Thursday, November 24, 2022 – Thanksgiving Day

  • Psalm: 100
  • Old Testament: Deuteronomy 26.1-11
  • New Testament: Philippians 4.4-9

Today, give God praise and thanksgiving for God’s many works of grace in your life. Pray for a heart filled with gratitude and praise.

Pray for a revival of God’s Holy Spirit and the work of the Spirit at CCWC.

Pray for Young Life as they minister to youth in the Verde Valley

Pray for the ministry of Steps to Recovery homes in Cottonwood as they hope to break the power of addictions in people’s lives in the Verde Valley.

Friday, November 25, 2022

  • Psalm: 122
  • Old Testament: Genesis 6.1-10
  • New Testament: Hebrews 11.1-7

Pray for Pastor Art to know the voice and the near presence of God today. Pray for his and Allyson’s physical, spiritual, and emotional health.

Pray for the four recovery groups that meet at CCWC during the week for victories over addiction in people’s lives.

Pray for God’s blessing and witness to be made known in the children, families, faculty and staff of the Running River School.

Pray for the joy of the Lord to fill your heart and mind, and for that joy to be evident to all.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

  • Psalm: Psalm 122
  • Old Testament: Genesis 6.11-22
  • New Testament: Matthew 24.1-22

Pray for an uncommon visitation of the Holy Spirit in worship tomorrow.

Pray for spiritual victories to come through the ministry of the members of CCWC.

Pray for God to create a sense of expectancy in you to hear God’s voice; pray for a spirit of surrender and obedience to fill your heart and to create Christlikeness in you this Advent Season.


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.

Wesleyans believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life.

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