"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
"I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working." James Hudson Taylor
Prayer is conversation with God; the communication of the soul with God, not in contemplation or meditation, but in direct address to Him. Prayer may be oral or mental, occasional or constant, spontaneous or formal. It is a “beseeching the Lord” (Ex. 32:11); “pouring out the soul before the Lord” (1 Sam. 1:15); “praying and crying to heaven” (2 Chr. 32:20); “seeking unto God and making supplication” (Job 8:5); “drawing near to God” (Ps. 73:28); “bowing the knees” (Eph. 3:14).
Acceptable prayer must be sincere (Hebrews 10:22), offered with reverence and godly fear, with a humble sense of our own insignificance as creatures and of our own unworthiness as sinners, with earnest importunity, and with unhesitating submission to the divine will.
Prayer must also be offered in the faith that God is, and is the hearer and answerer of prayer, and that He will fulfill His word, “Ask, and ye shall receive” (Matt. 7:7,8; 21:22; Mark 11:24; John 14:13,14), and in the name of Jesus Christ ( 16:23,24; 15:16; Eph. 2:18; 5:20; Col. 3:17; 1 Pet. 2:5).
Author: Matthew G. Easton, edited by Paul S. Taylor
With prayer guide sheets available, if desired, to highlight current issues or items for urgent prayer, time spent conversing with the Lord of the Universe is undoubtly the most important investment any of us will ever make. For it is only through the power of prayer as we fervently seek His face, that we may reach the ear of God and watch as He shapes and molds each moment into eternity.
Saturday night, from 7pm to 8pm, and during Family Prayer Night (First Saturday each month) 7pm to 8pm, our church opens its doors to those seeking to bring before God, in prayer, the needs and well-being of our church, our community, and our nation as a whole. Whether you choose to pray silently, to pray alone, or to pair up with someone else, the goal is the same.