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Lenten Prayer and Fasting – Saturday, April 6

As a church family, All Saints Dallas has been called to a rhythm of prayer and fasting during Lent. The focus of our fasting and prayers will be on our move downtown; to concentrate on both internal preparation of the heart and the external preparation in our new neighborhood. Prayer – Each Saturday until Easter, wherever you are, we ask your prayers for 15 minutes, during your regular devotion or between 8-10 am. Every Thursday in the newsletter there will be a different prayer, with verses and specific prayer requests, for you to pray through that Saturday. Fasting – Choose the fast you feel called to; missing a meal, giving up a particular food/drink for the day, or a complete fast for that day. If you can’t exercise your fast on Saturday, pick another time throughout the week. Let us pray this, not just as individuals, but as a church family together. We’d love to hear about your experience!P

Prayer For Guidance (BCP pg. 832)

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favor, and further us with your continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scriptures to meditate on:

Isaiah 42: 15-16

I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn the rivers into islands, and dry up the pools. And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

Isaiah 58: 10-12

If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.

Specific Requests:

  • Thank the Lord for our current church home and leading us to 2733 Oak Lawn over seven years ago, and for all of His works that He accomplished here
  • Thank the Lord for the Crossroads project, and everyone involved these past three years, and for His great provision
  • Thank the Lord for our new church home and leading us to 901 S. Ervay, and for the bringing about of His kingdom in this new location
  • Thank the Lord for our new neighbors and neighborhood