Prayers from the Heart
We will take a deep look at some of the most famous and influential prayers

that hold great meaning for so many people. These prayers will inspire

and challenge us.

Sunday, January 27   ::   Serenity Prayer   ::   Isaiah 26:3 / Philippians 4:4-9
The authorship of the serenity prayer is a mystery, yet the power of the prayer is self-evident. It was first used in Alcohol Anonymous meetings and then popularized to the point of being printed on everything from coffee mugs to T-shirts.  We will learn about the prayer and how to apply it to our lives.

Sunday, February 3  ::   Prayer of Mother Teresa   ::   Luke 10:25-37 / Matthew 25:31-40
St. Teresa of Calcutta, one of the greatest saints of modern times, was an inspiration around the world, to both religious and non-religious people alike. Above all, Mother Teresa practiced what she preached, and her actions continue to remind us of the power of Christian charity. She authored many prayers but we will focus on the one she prayed every day. It energized her life and it can energize yours as well.

Sunday, February 10  ::   Children’s Bedtime Prayer   ::   Deuteronomy 31:6 / Psalm 121
This modern prayer can be traced back to the hand of Pope Leo III in the year 800. A version of the prayer became popular in America as it was printed in a school book for kids in Boston by the Puritans. The prayer is simple but it calls for great faith for all who offer it to God. It will challenge us to put death in its place and encourage us to deepen our trust in God.

Christian Reformers
We will take a deep look at the three Protestant reformers great contributions to the church. Their revolutionary ideas and new beliefs continue to inspire and lead millions of people today.

Sunday, February 17   ::   Martin Luther   ::   Romans 1:17 / Ephesians 2:1-10
Martin Luther was the first Protestant reformer. He took his discontent with the Catholic Church and turned it into the Reformation. We will examine his life and see how his contributions still challenge and lead us today.

Sunday, February 24   ::   John Calvin   ::   1 Corinthians 13:12 / Romans 28:26-30
John Calvin was a great theologian. Harnessing the winds of change from the Reformation, he began a religious movement. Calvin’s distinctive beliefs still challenge and inspire millions today.

Sunday, March 3   ::   Huldrych Zwingli   ::   Romans 14:1-4 / Psalm 85
Huldrych Zwingli was an amazing reformer. His perspective of the Bible and faithful living gained many followers. Zwingli contributions to the Christianity still call us to more faith filled living today.

Psalm 122:1

I was glad when they said unto me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord.'

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