Encountering God through prayer.
Prayer is basically communicating with God and anyone can do it! We don’t have to use big fancy words to pray, nor be in a church building because prayer is simply talking to God and listening to God.
When we pray (whether with words or silently) we become aware of God’s presence with us. We can give God our thanks and praise, ask for forgiveness and tell Him of our needs, hopes and dreams. But it’s not just a one-way conversation. We can listen to God’s voice too (using the Bible as our guide), to help us understand His plans and purposes for us as individuals and as a community.
To live as 24-7 followers of Jesus, we endeavour to seek God through prayer in our daily lives. However, prayer is at the heart of a Christian community and so we also make time to pray together. We pray in our Small Groups, during Sunday services and also during our prayer gathering in the week. All are welcome to join us in the chapel on:
Tuesdays 9-9:45 am
Because prayer is just so important GilI thought it may be useful to share with you, especially our intercessors on a Sunday and our prayer warriors who are confined to their homes much of the time, topics for prayer, which should ALWAYS be lifted up before God.
Our Prime Minister and Government. (1Timothy 2:1-3)
Israel (Psalm 122:6-8)
Salvation of family, friends & community (2Peter 3:9, John 6:44)
The practical needs of the world. Use news broadcasts on TV for prayer information.
The Church. The Book of Acts through to the Letter to Jude give us a basis to pray for the Church e.g. the church would bear spiritual fruit, make real disciples, full of good works, integrity, knowledge of God and the love of God
Spiritual Leaders. Spiritual leaders live under a lot of spiritual pressure & are a focal point of attacks by the by the devil. We must cover our spiritual leaders with a prayer shield.
The sick and suffering. (Isaiah 53:4-5, James 5:14-16)
Ourselves & our families. Regularly bless your family, (Numbers 6:24-26) pray for spiritual growth and a holy life, daily thank the Lord for family.