PRAYER PARTNERS

A Message from our Prayer Ministry

Sometimes people wonder why we pray and possibly ask what good it does, especially when we pray for others. Here are a few thoughts.

 

Why We Pray

  • We connect with God in an intentional way
  • We acknowledge our human limitations
  • We acknowledge our dependence on God
  • We acknowledge that we are not the center      of the universe

 

We pray from out of our own need and we pray because of the needs of others. When we pray for others we are engaging in intercessory prayer; we are interceding with God on their behalf. We, in a sense, advocate for them especially in cases in which they are not able to do so themselves; i.e. they are ill, or have been in an accident, or they choose not to pray for themselves. Intercessory prayer is also an act of aligning ourselves with another human being, or group of human beings, or a cause. Intercessory prayer is for the other, not for ourselves.

 

We often know who it is that we are praying for and that gives us some satisfaction. But we don’t always need to know who we are praying for, only that it is someone who is in need of our attention and prayer. We don’t even need to know what their need is or where they are or why we are praying for them. Believe it or not God knows all of those things and I suspect that God appreciates hearing from us; that we actually care about our fellow human beings. At a bare minimum that is why we are here.

 

In another sense intercessory prayer is
for us, too. It connects us to God in an intentional way and it gets us out of ourselves which is usually a good thing. The time we spend in prayer is time we spend with God.

 

Prayerfully,

Pastor Paul

 

 
 

Prayer Partners

24 Hour Prayer Line   623-584-2922

You may call the Prayer Line any time of the day or night to leave your prayer requests

Prayer in Worship 
As you sign the Prayers and Presence card we invite you also to request prayers for family, loved ones, friends, or whatever prayers you need to bring to the Lord  These are shared with the Prayer Partners and the pastors on Mondays.

Men’s Prayer Group 
Men are invited to meet together to pray every Tuesday at 7 AM in the Prayer Room

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 minds in Christ Jesus.    Philippians 4:6 & 7
 
 
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