"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6
For the Christian, praying is like breathing.
It is easier to do it than to not do it. We pray for a variety of reasons. For one thing, prayer is a form of serving God and obeying Him. We pray because God commands us to pray. Prayer is exemplified for us by Christ and the early church. If Jesus thought it was worthwhile to pray, we should also. If He needed to pray to remain in the Father’s will, how much more do we need to pray?
We have God’s promise that our prayers are not in vain, even if we do not receive specifically what we asked for. He has promised that when we ask for things that are in accordance with His will, He will give us what we ask for. Sometimes He delays His answers according to His wisdom and for our benefit. In these situations, we are to be diligent and persistent in prayer. Prayer should not be seen as our means of getting God to do our will on earth, but rather as a means of getting God’s will done on earth. God’s wisdom far exceeds our own.
. You can also speak with any of pastors or staff members who would be more than happy to pray with you in thanksgiving or supplication.
We have multiple prayer opportunities for you to take advantage of. But prayer doesn’t need to happen in groups or at the church. If you would like to delve more into prayer, we recommend reading the book, Too Busy Not To Pray by Bill Hybels. (see page 27)
Sundays @ 5pm in Rm. E-201
Sundays @ 7:30am in Rm. B-5
2nd Monday @ 7pm in Rm. E-203
For home school moms
1st Monday @ 7pm in Rm. A-5
For high schoolers
2nd Saturday @ 1:15pm in Rm. E-205
Tuesdays @ 7:45pm in Rm. E-103