New Creation


REMEMBER the promise of New Creation 

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.”
– Isaiah 65:17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
– 2 Corinthians 5:17

“Behold, the dwelling place[ of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’”
– Revelation 21:3-5


RECOGNIZE the presence of God in Prayer

Father, you are our creator, redeemer, and restorer who makes all things new. We long for the return of Jesus, when every tear will be wiped away, and all that is sad will become untrue. We hope in this promise.

Help us to live in light of the new creation, showing others what your kingdom looks like, and trusting you when we feel overcome by sadness, pain, and tears. Your promises are all true in Jesus and we rest and hope in the day when they are fully consummated.


REPEAT the rhythms of God’s presence

Remember that the new creation is marked by justice, peace, love, and the presence of God.

What is a small way you can demonstrate to someone near you what this new creation will look like? How can you seek justice, trust God completely, and love others in a tangible way that points to God’s care and restoration of his creation?

In your small corner of the world, show others justice, peace, and love. Embody the gospel around you and illustrate the kingdom of God.


“Is He Worthy?” – Andrew Peterson




REMEMBER the promise of Transformation 

“Thus says the Lord,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
‘I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you to profit,
who leads you in the way you should go.’”
– Isaiah 48:17

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
– 2 Corinthians 3:18

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
– Galatians 2:20


RECOGNIZE the presence of God in Prayer

Father, we pray to be transformed by the renewing of our minds through your word and your spirit. Help us to understand your will for our lives and help us to look more like Jesus every day.

We pray that our church is a people who are marked by love, who demonstrate joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Father, we confess we stumble and fail, but we trust that you are transforming us as we follow you. Help us to live by faith in Jesus and become more like him as we grow in our relationship with him.


REPEAT the rhythms of God’s presence

Ask someone you trust how you could look more like Jesus. God calls us into intimate community. We are adopted into the family of God, and in our family, we love each other and spur one another to holiness. To grow in likeness of Christ takes courage and humility.

Be courageous and humble today and ask your brother or sister-in-Christ to walk with you as God’s Spirit transforms you into a new creation — a new creation that is fully who God created you to be and represents Christ to those around you.


“Build My Life” – Passion




REMEMBER the promise of Peace

“You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.”
– Isaiah 26:3

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
– John 16:33

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
– Romans 5:1


RECOGNIZE the presence of God in Prayer  

Prince of Peace, our greatest need is you. Thank you for loving us and granting us peace with you through Jesus. Our world is busy, chaotic, and confusing, but in Christ we have true and lasting peace.

Father, would you quiet our anxious hearts and help us to live into the perfect peace of Jesus, trusting you and finding rest in you, even in the midst of tribulation. We pour out our anxieties and fears at your feet and pray for peace that surpasses all understanding.

Father, we pray for peace for ourselves, peace in our families, peace at work, and peace in this world. Help us to be peacemakers, drawing others to your son, so that they too can know the presence and peace of Christ.


REPEAT the rhythms of God’s presence

Become peacemakers. In a world that is fraught with strife and contention, let us be a people of peace. Although we were rebels and sinners, God has given us peace with him and peace in our hearts through Jesus.

With your family, online, with friends and with enemies, step away from anger and contention. Ask God to help you become a peacemaker, one who lives in truth, but never in a way that harms others or disparages the name of Christ.


“PS23” – Tanner Smith




REMEMBER the promise of Forgiveness

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.”
– Isaiah 1:18

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.”
– Ephesians 1:7 

“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
– Colossians 1:13-14


RECOGNIZE the presence of God in Prayer

Father, thank you for the grace and forgiveness you have shown me in the person, life, and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Help me to believe your promise that I am completely forgiven for all of my sin—past, present, and future. I don’t understand it, but I am so grateful. Help me to step out of shame into new life in Christ.

I pray  your Spirit would transform me through your grace into the image of your Son. Help me to sacrifice for others as he has sacrificed for me. Help me to forgive others, as you have forgiven me. Help me to love, completely, those who have harmed me.

In all ways, Father, help me to be a light that points others to forgiveness and redemption in Jesus.


REPEAT the rhythms of God’s presence

Treat others as God has treated you: with grace.

In the face of sin and suffering, completely forgive others, as you have been forgiven in Christ.

Remember someone who has wronged you, pray to forgive them, and find a way to love them today, as Christ loves you.


“Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)” – Hillsong Worship


God’s Presence


REMEMBER the promise of God’s presence

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.”
– Isaiah 43:1-2

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
– Psalm 46:1

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of Christ Jesus our Lord.”
– Romans 8:38-39


RECOGNIZE the presence of God in Prayer

Lord I come to you today overwhelmed by the way you love me and take care of me. But there are also times when I feel distracted, overworked, drained, and pushed beyond my ability to endure. In those moments, help me to be willing to acknowledge how I am feeling and turn away from the distractions and worldly attachments that never really satisfy.

I want to rest in your presence and find the true peace my soul longs for. Help me to stay close to you and depend upon you. Even when you feel far, Father, help me to know you are near.

Today, help me to remember that there is not one step I am walking alone and I can trust you with the deepest needs of my heart.


REPEAT the rhythms of God’s presence  

Remember that God is the only one who truly fills you with peace, purpose, and joy. When you feel afraid, remember he is with you today, tomorrow, and always.

When you feel overwhelmed, remember he sees you and knows you completely. When God feels distant, run back to his open arms where you are safe and loved.

Today, find time to spend alone in the presence of God. Seek him and set your heart and mind to remember God is with you, and that he is more than enough.


“Another in the Fire” – Hillsong