What is Prayer?
Prayer is simply communicating with God. He loves us and wants to spend time with us. When we spend time with Him, He puts His desires and plans in our hearts. As we learn to pray for the things He puts on our hearts instead of just our wish list, we find our prayer life becoming more effective.
We pray to grow in our relationship with God and to partner with Him in all He wants to accomplish in and through us. Jesus has all authority and He has chosen to give us that authority. When we pray, we are agreeing with His desire to bring His kingdom to the earth. He loves being in relationship with us.
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying
for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all
spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a
life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every
good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power
according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and
patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share
in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from
the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in
whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view,
be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.
Now this is eternal life; that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus
Christ, whom you have sent.
Heavenly Father, help us always to be mindful of others and pray for those
around us, our families, friends, neighbors and strangers alike. Empower us by
your love and through your Spirit to encourage one another to a life that pleases
you and brings you glory. Give us eyes to see our neighbors, and give us compassion
to reach out to them as you did. Let us be givers of grace and understanding and
help us to always be found alert and ready to share the good news of the gospel
with everyone we meet. It is in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!
We are always willing to pray with you. You can receive personal prayer after each service by a prayer team member, or by filling out the form below.
Prayer & Care Ministries Pastor
Prayer Ministry Assistant