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Solemn Assembly 2016
January 4, 2016 @ 12:00 am - January 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Our annual Solemn Assembly will start at Midnight on the morning of January 4th and end at Noon on January 9th.
During this week we are asking the entire body of The Embassy Church to fast and pray. We also ask that you gather with other embassadors on Saturday (January 9th) to break the fast in community; celebrating what God accomplished in and through us during the week. We are calling this our “Solemn Assembly” as it is a time when we as a church body appeal to God, in concert, via common prayers.
Each day of the week we are asking that you spend time praying over the issue assigned to that day (see the list below). Please fast from something that you will miss (e.g. television, daily meal(s), internet, etc). What is a routine part of your life that you are willing to set aside in an effort to display a hunger for God? Our hope is to have a church that is united in prayer. Please spend the next week determining what you will fast as we seek God’s guidance.
Monday, January 4th – Our Scripture reading for the day is 1st John 1:5-10 as we seek a day of repentance. Before we appeal to God to intervene in the following prayers, we should repent of besetting sin. He has assured us that He is “faithful and just to forgive us our sins and all unrighteousness.” Let us bring our sins to him before we bring our appeals.
Tuesday, January 5th – Our Scripture reading for the day are Ephesians 5:22-33; 1st Corinthians 7; and Hebrews 10:24-25 as we pray for the health of marrieds, singles, and the church. There is no relationship or season of life that is beyond God’s purview. He has a divine plan for marrieds, singles, and the relationships within the body of worshippers. Lets us spend this day seeking him for his divine will for all relationships.
Wednesday, January 6th – Our Scripture readings for the day are Matthew 9:35-38 and Matthew 28:16-20. On this day we appeal to God for the ongoing mission, vision, and financial viability of The Embassy Church. God has provided a calling that we are to pursue in a manner that makes his name famous. Let us pray that he give us missional hearts that week the well being of our mission field and provide the means by which we are to do his will in our city.
Thursday, January 7th – Our Scripture reading for the day is Ephesians 4:1-6. On this day we appeal to God for the unity of his Church throughout the world. While we are called to implement the vision in diverse places and manners, the message is unchanging; it universal across all local churches. Pray that God would remind his Church of our oneness of mission.
Friday, January 8th – Our Scripture reading for the day is Jeremiah 29:4-14. On this day we are praying for hearts that are fixated on God as we trust him to be the one who will guide us through difficult times. In an age in which fear and “terrorism” have become catch words, the Church is called to be the people who celebrate the unwavering reign of God. Pray that we trust him and look to his divine plan, even when we are told that we should live in fear.
Saturday Morning, January 9th – Our Scripture reading for the day is Ephesians 2:1-22. Pray that the world come to understand the death of Christ as the sole means by which that which is broken is made whole. At present we experience divisions along racial, cultural, socioeconomic, generational, political, and even Christian denominational lines. The wholeness purchased by Christ on the cross is more than adequate to eliminate these conflicts. Let us be believers in a Gospel that makes this a reality.