You’re invited

President Randy Remington and The U.S. Foursquare Church invite you to step into our new century with an intentional time of prayer and fasting. The Foursquare community around the world will be setting aside Jan. 8-28, 2024, for 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting with a focus on “Praying the Word.”

When asked about prayer before he passed away, Eugene Peterson replied, “We should shut up and listen.” All too often, though, “listening prayer” can turn into a purely personal and mystical experience. That’s not what Peterson meant in his intentionally strong word choice, because he explained how he listened. He memorized a series of Psalms, one for each morning of the week, and he began his day by praying one of those Psalms.

He would pray God’s words back to the One who inspired them, who literally breathed them out. In so doing, Peterson also breathed them out while hearing himself pray them. He listened to the Word while he prayed the Word.

This brings me to our theme for our annual 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2024, “Praying the Word.” There is little else we can do that will help us have the mind of Christ, like praying God’s Word together. This practice not only forms us spiritually to be more like Jesus, but it also offers a host of other benefits

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