“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for the saints” Eph. 6:18
As the redeemed children of the Living God we believe we are called to a lively and adoring, yet, humble and desperate relationship with our Father, which we experience as we pray and meditate on His Word.
As we gather together and pray in Jesus’ Name, dependent upon His Spirit to lead us into all truth (John 16:13), we experience fullness of joy in His presence (Ps. 16), we experience “sonship” with the infinite God and our souls are refreshed and satisfied.
As His Church, we pray for hearts and lives to be transformed, that the power of God may be seen among His people, that His Word be boldly proclaimed, and His Kindgom come on earth as in Heaven (Matt. 6:10).
“Intercessory prayer can penetrate the hearts of those we cannot open,
and shield those we cannot guard, and teach where we cannot speak,
and comfort where our hearts have no power to soothe.
Prayer with its unseen hand can enter where we may not go, what a
privilege our access gives us to carry everything to God in prayer”
In light of this truth, our Prayer Ministry encourages you to join us in praying for the needs in our church, our community, our city, state, nation, and our world. We gather to pray on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and are available to pray during Communion and after the worship service. Prayer walks and prayer training workshops are a vital part of our ministry.
One of our greatest desires is to train the body of Christ in how to pray. With this in mind, we are hosting a Prayer Training Workshop on Saturday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You will be trained in how to pray and will have the opportunity to practice what you are taught on praying; it is a life changing workshop on prayer. Come, expecting to be blessed! You will be!
Thoughts on Prayer: Why Pray? How are we to pray? When are we to pray?
These are three key questions each believer in Christ should ponder. Here are some truths to consider thoughtfully as you sit quietly before God…
Why Pray? Prayer is the ministry before other ministries. Prayer is foundational. Prayer doesn’t prepare you for the greater work; it is the greater work. Just as a farmer has to plow the ground before he can plant the seed to reap a harvest of crops, so we must plow the ground in prayer before we can plant seeds and see a harvest. Prayer is the plowing, the hard work; it takes time and muscle to continue in fervent prayer.
Prayer is not about me/us changing God’s will; it’s about God changing my will, my heart to line up with His will. Prayer changes me.
God has called us to partner with Him in prayer; He has chosen to work through our prayers. See the story of Elijah in I Kings, chapters 17 & 18. See Ephesians 6:18, I Thessalonians 5:17.
How are we to pray? As Jesus directed his disciples and us: using the Lord’s Prayer. See Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4. Pray persistently and ask, believing you will receive: Read Luke 11:5-13. A great passage to ponder! Pray in line with the Word of God: read I John 5:14-15. In other words, pray the Word of God and pray the Lord’s Prayer for/over your loved ones, your peers, your co-workers, our church, your city, our state, our nation, our world.
When are we to pray? Jesus prayed continually; we are to follow His example. See Matthew 14:23, Mark 1:35, Luke 5:16, Luke :12, Luke 9:18, 28, Luke 11:1.
Contact Cindy Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a part of the Prayer Ministry.