Texas Christian Women’s and Men’s Job Corps (CWJC/CMJC) will celebrate a Day of Prayer on February 26, 2014. The foundation of the CWJC & CMJC ministries is prayer. Each year, a day is set aside to pray specifically for the ministries of CWJC & CMJC. Men and women across Texas share God’s unconditional love by serving as site coordinators, volunteers, mentors, advisory councils, boards of directors, prayer warriors and teachers. Participants receive life and job skills education, hear God’s word, helping them experience restoration and healing. You are invited to join others across the state and pray for the CWJC/CMJC ministry in your area.
What comes to mind when you think of a coffee break?
Isn’t it usually a break from the work of the day to spend time refreshing and talking with friends? On this Day of Prayer, why not take a coffee break with your Best Friend and enjoy a great conversation with God.
How to get Involved?
- Display the 2014 Day of Prayer Poster at your Church [Downloadable Poster]
- Use this graphic as your Facebook Cover photo and spread the word about the Day of Prayer [Download FB Cover]
- Pour a cup of coffee and use the following ideas to guide your prayer experience or download the prayer guide [Downloadable Prayerguide]
Espresso Macchiato Prayer for Hope
So many people today long for hope. But we often confuse hope as the world knows with the true hope, found only through Christ. Hoping isn’t wishing. Life-changing hope is experienced through Christ alone. True hope is found only in God.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
“The human heart can be changed only by the power of God. Hope is certain only through His Son Jesus Christ — not in the change agents of the world. And when the end of the world as we know it takes place at Christ’s return, no government can prevent it and no individual can escape it. Those who hope for it will welcome it; those who refuse to embrace its reality will never change its certainty.” – Billy Graham, Oct. 7, 2013
Ask God to:
- Open the hearts of those who are being served through CWJC/CMJC to experience the hope found only in Christ
- Help those who serve as teachers, mentors, leaders, facilitators, and administrators that they will be encouraged in their ministry as they tangibly express God’s love and hope
- Provide opportunities and open doors to share the Gospel of hope with those who need to hear
A Mocha Minute Prayer
Begin your time with God, thanking Him for using CWJC/CMJC to serve men and women.
Express gratitude for:
- Prayer warriors who stand in the gap regularly
- The men and women who serve tirelessly and wholeheartedly
- The leadership for each site
- God’s provision for those impacted through CWJC/CMJC
- God’s provision for the needs of each site
Hope Blend for Change Prayer*
Recently a well-known pastor shared a message from the story of the lame man in John 5. The lame man, longing for healing, was unable to get into the pool at Bethesda. After years of disappointment, he had a healing encounter with Christ that had nothing to do with ritual of the pool. The lesson? The hope for healing was in Christ, not in the man’s circumstance. Instead of focusing on the obstacles to transformation, which in this case was the man’s inability to get to the pool for healing, this pastor reminded the listeners that the lame man’s only true source of hope for healing was in Jesus. As so many are longing for their own life transformation, we can pray that their hope is strong as they seek Christ as the agent for change.
- For the change of heart that occurs when one accepts Jesus as Savior
- That each man and woman served through CWJC/CMJC will develop a relationship with Jesus
- That change can occur in life’s path through employment, healthy relationships, and making different choices
- For change to occur in communities through the men and women who are served through CWJC/CMJC as they give back to their community
Cappuccino-Latte Covering Prayer
The Capuchin monks termed this type of prayer the “little hood.” It was intended to provide a covering or “hood” of protection over the recipient of the prayer.
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalms 5:11
The enemy schemes to destroy the Godly. Scripture reminds us that he prowls the earth, looking for someone to devour. As Christ-followers, we can pray against the interference of the enemy who is particularly aggressive when God’s people are walking in obedience. As the CWJC/CMJC sites seek to bring light into the darkness, we can cover them with prayer in 2014
- Protection over each site
- Protection of the leadership, physically and mentally
- Protection over God’s Word shared in Bible Study
- Protection for the participants and their families
*The Hope Blend for Change Prayer is the special prayer emphasis for the 2014 Day of Prayer theme.