Everyone has experienced lights going out in their home for one reason or another. When the lights go out, initially there is a moment of confusion and frustration. If we remain in darkness for extended periods of time, our hope may diminish. We begin to find ways to search for light to come out of the darkness. Last year over 3,000 men and women came to Christian Women’s® and Men’s Job CorpsSM (CWJC/CMJC) to find a way out of their personal darkness. Please join together to pray that God will LIGHT THE WAY.
Light the Way
Your word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path” (Psalms 119:105)
How to get Involved?
- Display the 2015 Day of Prayer Poster at your Church [Downloadable Poster] Coming Soon!
- Use this graphic as your Facebook Cover photo and spread the word about the Day of Prayer [Download FB Cover]
- Use the prayer guide to lead your prayer experience or download the prayer guide [Downloadable Prayer Guide] Coming Soon!
- See the opportunities for Day of Prayer listed below
Light the Way for Community
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven”. (Matthew 5: 14-16)
- A strong connection among the 66 sites in Texas.
- New sites in Texas – If it is God’s will, Texas will have 100 sites by 2020.
- Guidance and wisdom for new sites that are forming.
- An end to oppression/poverty for men and women in Texas.
- TX CWJC/CMJC to build community with churches.
- Communities to provide for CWJC/CMJC ministries. On average it costs $1,300 for a man or a woman to complete the program.
Light the Way for Participants
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life”. (John 8:12)
“Light the way for cheerful tomorrows filled with time with friends and new adventures.” Cherie DeLeon, CWJC graduate, Waco
“Light the way Lord, not just for me and my Participants family, but for all families with struggles. So right now, Lord, I lift my vision beyond my circumstances. For I know You have a better plan for me. Your plan is to prosper me not to harm, plan to give me hope and a future. So I’m thanking You now for the home I will peacefully rest in Lord. Light up the way, Lord, for I am your child whom once was lost, but now is found.Amen.” Felicia CWJC graduate, Dallas
- Men and women to have a spiritual relationship with Jesus.
- Participants to prosper spiritually, personally and professionally.
- Employment opportunities.
- Safe homes.
- Families to support and value the change that participants experience through healing and restoration.
- Hearts and minds to be prepared for positive change.
- Participants to give back to their community.
Light the Way for Leadership
“Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path”. (Psalms 119:105)
“Light the way, God, with Your Holy Spirit guiding us in wisdom and understanding. Freely light the way allowing Your Word to be an agent of regeneration in the lives of women, even when we do not ask.
When He gives us light upon our way, we can be assured He is that light and He will help us and be with us forever. His Spirit shines in and lives in us.
“Praying that God will always light my way.”
Carolyn, Executive Director, CWJC of Southeast Texas
- Wisdom and guidance for leaders.
- Opportunities for leaders to share what God is doing through the sites with the community.
- Good working relationships with advisory councils and boards of directors.
- Good health for site coordinators and their families.
- Personal blessings.
- CWJC/CMJC Advisory Council members and Board of Director members to be ambassadors in the community.
- Leaders for the sites that have leadership vacancies.
Light the Way for Volunteers
“Let your light shine so brightly that others may see their way out of the dark.” Katrina Mayer
- Volunteers to be a reflection of God’s love.
- Called men and women to serve in the sites as prayer team members, teachers, tutors, lunch volunteers, administrative assistants, and mentors.
- Volunteers who give of themselves sacrificially through countless hours of service.
- Curriculum for volunteer teachers.
- Mentoring relationships to become lifelong friendships.
Opportunities for Day of Prayer
- Prayer Walk
- Candlelight service
- Prayer service- Invite volunteers, women’s groups,
- Send a prayer note to a local CWJC/CMJC
- Create a prayer station at a local church- at each prayer station post prayer needs with items to represent the request
- Share the battery operated candles with prayer team members and ask they light the candles on the day of Pray and put them in a window
- Invite WMU Directors and DOM’s from your local association to lead prayer for each category in the prayer guide
- Send a note to CWJC/CMJC volunteers with a prayer
- Offer opportunity to visitors at local sites to write a prayer and post it at the site
- Pin a prayer wall to your website