We believe that the Columbine congregation still has a purpose in the Southwest part of the Denver metropolitan area. We are not blind to the difficulties around us, but we remain certain God is still working in this congregation. God has provided everything this congregation needs to move forward.

So, how do we move forward? Let’s begin with prayer. Prayer at home. Prayer in the assemblies. Prayer when we are together.

Pray about the spiritual health and vitality of Columbine more than people’s physical health. Take the church directory and pray for a few families each day. Pray that we have the strength and courage to spiritually “bloom where planted.”

Pray about God sending seekers our way.

Pray about our imaginations being stirred up to find ways to impact our community so that they know we are here.

Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer

Ephesians 3:14-21 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith- that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Philippians 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Mark Johnson

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