Holy Week Devotions
Through Jesus, we have every resource, structure, and model for prayer.
We pray because Jesus calls us to pray. We pray because Jesus taught us to pray. We pray because Jesus prayed. Through Jesus, we have every resource, structure, and model for prayer. We pray because we live in an uncontrollable world that values self-reliance—a truth and a lie, when kept together, lead to suffering and alienation from God and one another. We pray because the Bible is pregnant with prayers that give us words when our words (and sometimes, groans) seem insufficient. We pray because, through prayer, we can have genuine intimacy with God; we can delight in God, who is our Father, with whom we can share deep gratitude, insight, burdens, and joy. In other words, we pray because we have a God who hears us—and delights in hearing His children. So, we pray because we love the Lord and because we trust the Lord.
At the start of the Lent season, every weekday will feature one leader from Metro who will lead our church in prayer over at least 1 particular “theme” of needs both in our city and local body. That makes 33 days of prayer leading up to Good Friday that Metro, as a church, can pray as a united body for the great needs of our city and people—and as we move through the month, it is our hope that Metro grows more healthily as a praying body.
Each weekday, a prayer will be posted onto Metro’s Facebook and Instagram page:
1. Access Metro’s social media channel(s), announcements will be provided, at some point in your day, once the prayer session has been posted: instagram.com/metroeastfalls
2. Attend the prayer session for the respective weekday.
3. Pray along with our leaders; let the prayers of our leaders move you to continue in prayer for others, our city, our world, and our church throughout the day.