Prayer

We pray confidently because God hears us!

I love the Lord, because He hath heard my voice and my  supplications. Because He hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. Psalm 116:1-2

In today’s culture, one of the greatest needs is effective prayer. We as Christians can discover and experience the power of effective prayer. We invite you to join us in praying that God will continue to use prayer to give confidence to the Body of Christ and send revival to our nation and the Church. We urge you to commit yourselves to a regular prayer tine and to teach other Christians this discipline.

To be effective in our prayers, first of all, we must be open to God’s will and direction for our lives as revealed through His Word. As we read and study the scriptures, we will learn what the will of God the Father is, an as we know His will, we can pray and ask accordingly.

A simple guide to help us be more effective in our prayers can be remembered by the acronym: ACTS

A – Adoration

C – Confession

T – Thanksgiving

S – Supplication

 

Adoration: This means we worship God for Who He is, rather than just for what He does. 

In adoration we verbalize our worship, praise, honor, and exaltation of God.

Many of the Psalms help us focus on the attributes of god, such as His loving kindness, His mercy, His majesty, and many other attributes.

Adoration is expressing our love for Him through our words

 

Confession: As we begin our prayer, the Holy Spirit will often reveal any sin in our life.

We need to agree with God concerning our sin – that it is sin.

Remember: 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

This leads us to thank Him for His forgiveness.

 

Thanksgiving: Giving thanks express faith, and faith pleases God.

We are “verbally” expressing our gratefulness and appreciation for what God does.

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

This is a way of telling God, “I trust You.” It is the opposite of whining and becoming bitter.

 

Supplication: Supplication is telling God our requests.

We can pray for everything that concerns our lives, as well as for the needs of others.

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

This is only the beginning, there are many other things to pray for some are listed here for you:

  • Our government leaders
  • Our church family  
  • The lost to be saved  
  • Missionaries around the world  
  • Pastors and their families
  • Salvation of Friend, Family and Co-Workers
  • Stand firm in God’s truth
  • To live a life that pleases and honors God
  • Health of Friends and Family
  • Knowledge and understanding of God’s will for their life
  • To Know God better
  • His help to become more Christ like

We can help you to be come a prayer warror

Every Wednesday night, at 7:00 pm, we have Mid-week prayer service. During this hour we spend time in God’s Word, share prayer requests, and dedicate time, at the end of the service, to pray in small groups.  

                                Matthew 18:20  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.