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‘Seven’ prayer for Portland expands this time to 4 local regions


A weeklong emphasis of concentrated prayer for the Portland area began about five years ago as a grassroots effort and has grown since then, but that growth is taking a big leap this year — expanding to four local regions on both sides of the Columbia River.
Titled Seven — because it stretches over the seven days from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 — the prayer focus will involve dozens of churches in the four designated regions — Seven Portland, Seven West, Seven East County in Oregon and Seven Clark County in Washington. Thousands of participants are expected.
On Monday evening, Sept. 30 and on the final day, Sunday, Oct. 5, all four regions will come together in united prayer services. The Monday gathering will be at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Portland, 909 S.W. 11th Ave. The final gathering will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the bowl at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland.
On most other nights, participants will go to various designated churches in their regions. Each prayer service will be collaborative, led by key pastors and in a “concert of prayer” format.
In the Portland region, host churches include Door of Hope, Life Change Christian Center, Mars Hill and Imago Dei Community.
In the West region, host churches are Beaverton Foursquare, Sonrise Church, Grace Chapel and Solid Rock Westside.
In east Multnomah County, host churches are Anthem Church, East Hill Foursquare and Living Hope Baptist.
In Clark County, host churches are Crossroads Community, LifePoint, Summit View, Living Hope, New Heights and City Harvest.
According to organizers, the bottom-line goal of Seven is a unity in prayer among God’s people that can then spark a spiritual renewal in the entire city and vicinity.
For full schedule information and links to suggested readings, go to www.sevenpdx.org.