PrayerMinistry of Prayer
"do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7, ESV)
Scripture is clear that believers are to be constant in prayer. This is no surprise since God speaks to us in His Word and we speak to Him in prayer. Prayer is the means by which we commune with our living God.
Jonathan Edwards, the 18th Century Puritan, whose preaching was greatly used of the Holy Spirit during the Great Awakening in America, taught that there was great benefit in prayer. In his sermon, "Hypocrites Deficient in the Duty of Prayer" he said the following:
Consider the great benefits of a constant, diligent, and persevering attendance in prayer.
- Prayer is one of the greatest and most excellent means of nourishing the new nature, and of causing the soul to flourish and prosper.
- Prayer is an excellent means of keeping up an acquaintance with God, and of growing in the knowledge of God.
- Prayer is the way to a life of communion with God.
- Prayer is an excellent means of taking off the heart from the vanities of the world, and of causing the mind to be conversant in heaven.
- Prayer is an excellent preservative from sin and the wiles of the devil, and a powerful antidote against the poison of the old serpent.
- Prayer is a duty whereby strength is derived from God against the lusts and corruptions of the heart, and the snares of the world.
- If prayer is constantly and diligently attended to, it is one of the best means of leading not only an amiable and pleasant life; but also a life of much sweet fellowship with Christ, and of abundant enjoyment of the light of his countenance.
Let us be Christians that are know to be constant, diligent, and persevering in prayer. If we are, I believe God will do mighty things in our lives, Church and community!
On the side bar to the right you will see several pages you can view concerning prayer, including submitting a request that the ministry staff will commit to the Lord in prayer.