40 Days can change the rest of your Life!

The season of Lent is a gift to us from the ancient church, when an early church leader mandated a 40-day period of spiritual preparation before Holy Week and Easter, to mirror Jesus’ 40 days of prayer in the wilderness. This year during Lent (Feb 14-March 21), I’m challenging you to prepare not just for Easter (April 1), but for the rest of your life—with a closer, more joyful, and more powerful relationship with God.

Why? Because a life and a family that’s woven together with authentic, intentional prayer will be more doable, more durable, and most of all, more adventure-full than a life or a family without it.  So get ready for a short-term commitment that will bring a life-time harvest: Kaw Prairie’s Lenten 40 Days of Prayer.

It all begins Feb. 14, with our Ash Wednesday 7:00pm family worship service with Communion and the imposition of ashes on our foreheads. It is a stand-alone Holy Day service, but prepares us to understand and maximize our engagement for the 40 Days to begin the following Sunday, February 18, and our five Wednesday night 6:30-8:00pm events Feb. 21- Mar. 21.

So not only will we be experiencing Sunday messages and doing daily scripture readings, prayer, and reflections, we’ll also come together for five weeks of Wednesday Lenten Soup Suppers & Lent-Events with age-appropriate offerings for the whole family (details elsewhere on this page).

Set the dates in your calendar app now—and get ready for a fruitful forty-day experiment with prayer!

-Pastor Dan

Daily Prayer Texts

In addition to praying for a person, problem, or promise in your own life over these 40 days, we encourage you to join Kaw Prairie in praying daily for other concerns in our world, our nation, our neighborhoods, and our families. Text PRAY to (913) 800-8056 to receive a daily text that will unite us in prayer from now until we celebrate together at Easter!

Wed Night Events 6:30-8pm


Video teachings by Washington, D.C. church-planter and long-time author on prayer, Mark Batterson, and 30-minute small-group breakouts afterwards to share feedback on video and our experiences with the week of prayer. The study we’ll be using over the 40 days is Draw the Circle: Taking the 40-Day Prayer Challenge. You can join a short-term group with your spouse & friends, or you can use the 5 weeks as a chance to get to know other Kaw Prairie folks.


WILD: High School continues in its new time slot, but during Lent, the students can join in the Lenten meal and participate in their own student-oriented version of the Mark Batterson prayer study in the youth room.

Elementary and Middle-Schoolers

Kids in kindergarten through 8th grade will work on an original pre-Easter dramatic production to share with their parents and all the church during Holy Week.

Nursery Care

Available for children birth-PreK all evening long.  Just indicate the number of little ones you’ll be bringing when you sign-up for a 40-Days small group.