Advent breakthrough prayer

Join us in daily prayer at 3pm (or whenever it fits your schedule), that God would break through with new vision and possibilities in our personal lives and in our church, beyond what we can imagine. Wherever you are at 3pm, whatever you’re doing, we invite you to stop for a minute if you can and pray this prayer.

breakthrough prayer for Advent

Lord God, it’s that time of year.
So much to do, so many expectations,
and underneath it all, so much hurt.
We don’t know how to break out of survival mode,
and so we need you.
Emmanuel, God with us.
I need you.
Help me to pause…
and open my heart to you.
Break through the noise
with your beautiful dreams
for me and for the world.
Ignite my heart with the power of your hope,
that I could be a dreamer like you
of a Christmas season of peace, healing, love, and joy
for everyone alive.

If you do social media, post a photo of your prayer card and where you were when you prayed, what you were doing, using the hashtags #GodPossibilities and #HUMC. (This will just help us find and gather your photos.)

We chose 3pm because of what we read in Acts 10:30 — “Cornelius replied, ‘Four days ago at this very hour, at three o’clock, I was praying in my house when suddenly a man in dazzling clothes stood before me.'” (New Revised Standard Version [NRSV]) Jesus dies on the cross at 3pm (Luke 23:44-46). In Acts 3:1-11, Peter and John go to the temple to pray at 3pm, and while there Peter heals a disabled beggar. Important things happen at 3pm in the Bible!