FEBRUARY 24, 2016
STONES OF REMEMBRANCE are concrete reminders of events or feelings that have occurred in our lives. God also used stones as a visual reminder to the Israelites. He instructed Joshua to select twelve men to gather stones and place them at the point of the Jordan River where God had delivered the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant. The scripture is clear, Joshua 4:24 — “The stones will be a remembrance so all the people of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful, and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.” The fear described in the scripture is not negative. It is reminding us to understand the true power and sovereignty of God. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we will be a “living stones” remembrance of God’s grace and immeasurable love.
Stones of Rememberance
Joshua 4:24 — “The stones will be a remembrance so all the people of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful, and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.”
How to get Involved?
- Display the 2016 Day of Prayer Poster at your Church [Poster]
- Use this graphic as your Facebook Cover photo and spread the word about the Day of Prayer [Cover]
- Use the prayer guide to lead your prayer experience or download the prayer guide [Prayer Guide]
- See the opportunities for Day of Prayer listed below
On February 24, 2016 bring together volunteers, graduates, and prayer team members to
pray. This year I encourage you to find creative ways to pray collectively. Below are some
PRAYER MEETING SUGGESTIONS:
• Before you start the prayer experience read Joshua 4:19-24.
• Create prayer stations for each topic and allow the prayer members to move about the room as desired.
• Separate prayer members into groups and use the prayer guide to create a guided prayer service.
• Provide prayer members with small river rocks and permanent markers. Encourage them to write words on the rocks that will be a remembrance with each section.
• Provide prayer members with a Living Stones journal (prayer guide). Encourage prayer members to write short phrases in the journal for each prayer activity.