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The Return- Sept. 26

Dear Family at First,

Haven Church on Alice St. in Zeeland will be hosting a simulcast for the National and Global Day of Prayer called The Return on Saturday, September 26 from 9am-5:30pm. The Return is a prayer (and non-political) event and is in response to the message of 2 Chronicles 7:14:

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

This is your invitation to attend the simulcast at Haven. You may come for the whole time, or attend during any of the prayer sessions, as the United States and countries around the world pray prayers of repentance on behalf of ourselves, our Pastors, our Nation and our World. Following the direction given by the leadership at Haven Church, social distancing will be in place but masks will be optional if you attend this event. Prepackaged snacks and bottled water will be provided throughout, but we ask that you either bring your own lunch or go out for the half hour break. You may come and go as needed throughout the day.  Please also bring your own Bible or device access.   

If you cannot attend in person, consider participating from your home, or with a small group. To sign up, go to the website access to a free streaming at



Daily Devotionals

10-Day Prayer Plan

Prayer Guide

Use the Prayer Guide as a resource with prayer prompts and scripture verses as ways to pray for God’s power and a movement of the Holy Spirit to call our community back to God through repentance; to return to Him in humility, so that He might return to us.

The present time we are living in has been unsettling and full of unrest.  How amazing that God has raised up a group of people to lead the charge to bring each of us to our knees in repentance and dependence on our Abba Father.  Please consider joining brothers and sisters all over the world as we do what Jesus taught us to do at all times — pray. 

There is no cost, but registration would be most helpful and appreciated.  To do so, or if you have any questions, please contact Bev Baumann at or 616-610-0073 or Mike Verkaik at or 616-821-4416.

Thank you.  

May God bless each one, and hear and answer according to His promises as we come together as His children to seek His face in prayer and repentance.

The Return Simulcast Team

The Return- two Minute Video