Lent 2018

Throughout the centuries, the Church has set aside the 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday as a time of intentional prayer & fasting, as we journey with Christ toward the cross. This journey is not meant to be traversed alone, but together. Throughout these 40 days, let us be intentional about gathering with one another to pray for our church, our neighbors, the hurting, the lost, the broken, and for our world.

Key: P: Prayer idea, S: Scripture passage, with a selected verse, F: Fasting idea

  • February 23

    P: Adults at KCFC who have not given their lives fully to Christ

    S: John 15:1-8

    Remain in Me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.

    F: A meal

  • February 24

    P: Missionaries from KCFC: Barry & Charlie Carney (Paraguay)

    S: 1 Samuel 2:1-10

    The Lord brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.

    F: Email

  • February 25

    P: For the Sunday School classes and worship services of KCFC

    S: Psalm 146

    Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.

    F: No fasting on Sunday!

  • February 26

    P: KCFC Worship Arts Ministry

    S: Ephesians 2:1-10

    It is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works so no one can boast.

    F: Entertainment

  • February 27

    P: Church & Denominational Leaders

    S: Amos 5:4-15

    Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the Lord God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.

    F: Music

  • February 28

    P: Children who are orphaned here, and around the world

    S: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24

    May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless.

    F: Coffee/drink of choice

  • March 1

    P: New Kansas City District Superintendent, Dr. Eddie Estep

    S: Jonah 3:1-10

    Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence.

    F: Bread

  • March 2

    P: Young adults at KCFC who have not given their lives fully to Christ

    S: 2 Samuel 12:1-13

    Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” 

    F: A meal

  • March 3

    P: KC District Leaders

    S: Habakkuk 3:1-6

    I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known.

    F: Meat

  • March 4

    P: For the Sunday School classes & worship services at KCFC                               

    S: Psalm 147

    How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him!

    F: No fasting on Sunday!

  • March 5

    P: KCFC Youth Ministry

    S: 1 Peter 5:6-11

    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

    F: Television/Netflix

  • March 6

    P: Those who are unemployed/underemployed

    S: Joel 2:1-17

    Rend your hearts, not your garments. Return to the Lord, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.

    F: Internet/Social Media

  • March 7

    P: People in places of war/conflict who live in fear

    S: Matthew 6:5-15

    When you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen.

    F: Sweets

  • March 8

    P:People who struggle with broken/breaking relationships with family/friends

    S: Exodus 3:1-12

    The Lord said, “I have seen the misery of my people…and I am concerned about their suffering”.

    F: Shopping/spending money

  • March 9

    P: Youth at KCFC who have not given their lives fully to Christ                                 

    S: 1 John 3:1-6

    What great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

    F: Cell phone

  • March 10

    P: Missionaries from KCFC: Stéphane & Sandra Tibi (Eurasia)                               

    S: Hosea 11:1-11

    When Israel was a child, I loved him & out of Egypt I called my son.

    F: Email

  • March 11

    P: For the Sunday School classes & worship services at KCFC                                

    S: Psalm 148

    Praise the Lord from the earth!

    F: No fasting on Sunday!

  • March 12

    P: KCFC Children’s Ministry                                

    S: 2 John

    This is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. 

    F: 2 meals

  • March 13

    P: KCFC Pastors

    S: Psalm 75

    We praise you, God, we praise you for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds!

    F: Entertainment

  • March 14

    P: Global victims of natural disasters, disease, or war

    S: Acts 9:1-19

    This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim My name to the Gentiles and to the people of Israel.                   

    F: Coffee/drink of choice

  • March 15

    P: People who are homebound because of age, health, or other factors

    S: Zechariah 1:1-6

    “Return to me,” declares the Lord, “and I will return to you.”

    F: Music

  • March 16

    P: Children at KCFC who have not given their lives fully to Christ

    S: Revelation 4:1-11

    You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power!

    F: Bread

  • March 17

    P: Church planters from KCFC: Jim & Joni Real                              

    S: 1 Kings 17:1-16

    The jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry.

    F: A meal

  • March 18

    P: For the Sunday School classes & worship services at KCFC                                

    S: Psalm 149

    Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with timbrel & harp.

    F: No fasting on Sunday!

  • March 19

    P: KCFC Sunday School & Discipleship Ministry                                

    S: Acts 2:14-24

    God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

    F: Meat

  • March 20

    P: For classmates/coworkers/friends who need to experience the saving grace of God in Christ                                

    S: Ezekiel 33:1-11

    Our offenses and sins weigh us down, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live?

    F: Television/Netflix

  • March 21

    P: People here and around the world who go hungry regularly

    S: Colossians 4:2-6

    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

    F: Sweets

  • March 22

    P: People who struggle with anxiety, depression, & other emotional issues

    S: Isaiah 61:1-9

    I, the Lord, love justice…in my faithfulness I will reward my people & make an everlasting covenant with them. 

    F: Shopping/spending money

  • March 23

    P: Friends who need to embrace Jesus as Savior

    S: Jude 17-25

    By building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love.

    F: Cell phone

  • March 24

    P: Church Planters from KCFC: Ryan & Thea Ardrey

    S: Matthew 7:7-14

    Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life; only a few find it.

    F: A meal

  • March 25

    P: For the Sunday School classes & worship services at KCFC                                

    S: Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29

    Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law.

    F: No fasting on Sunday!

  • March 26

    P: KCFC PrimeTime ministry                            

    S: John 12:1-11

    Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance.

    F: Internet/Social Media

  • March 27

    P: New NTS President, Dr. Jeren Rowell                                  

    S: John 12:20-36

    The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

    F: Entertainment

  • March 28

    P: This evening's Seder Meal

    S: Exodus 12 / Luke 22:7-38

    This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.  

    F: Coffee/drink of choice

  • March 29

    P: This evening’s Maundy Thursday service

    S: John 13:1-17

    Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world.…Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

    F: Meat

  • March 30

    P: This evening’s Good Friday Service of Shadows

    S: John 18:1-19:37

    Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

    F: A meal

  • March 31

    P: For revival/renewal at KCFC in the coming year

    S: John 19:38-42

    At the place Jesus was crucified, there was a garden and in the garden was a new tomb…they laid Jesus there.

    F: Music