Prayer

Prayer is a gift that God has given people so that they can have a relationship with Him built on faith. According to Philippians 4:6, we are not to be anxious about anything, but in everything we are to pray with all sorts of prayers and God’s promise is that the peace of God will guard our hearts and minds. God wants to hear about every detail of your life. Prayer is the engine room of a believer’s life.
In prayer, you can talk to and encounter God. You can share your heart with Him and hear what He wants to say to you. There is nothing too big or too small to talk about with God. The Bible tells us that we can have friendship with God. While we always want to be in reverence of God, we can talk to Him like we would a friend.

God answers prayer

Jesus said that if we abide in Him (have an intimate relationship with Him) and His words live within us then we can ask anything in His name, and He will do what we ask of Him. God is faithful and will always answer your prayers but perhaps not as you imagine. What we know for sure is that God is working all things together for the good of those who love God (Romans 8:28).

What prayer can look like

The most important part of prayer is faith. The Bible says that if we ask and entertain unbelief in our heart then we should not expect to receive anything.
There are several ways to pray. These include:
  • Praising God for who He is
  • Admitting your sin and asking for God’s mercy and forgiveness
  • Thanking God for who He is and all He does for you
  • Asking for healing or help with something
  • Praying for others (intercession)

Corporate Prayer Meetings

Prayer is not only the engine room of a believer’s life but the engine room of the church.
Currently, there are several prayer meetings you are welcome to join. During the pandemic, there is flexibility in how the prayer meeting is held. You can join by phone or via Zoom or in-person with social distancing.
On Tuesday morning the prayer is at 5 am for an hour. The topics are varied as the Holy Spirit leads this time. Partnering with God is essential so that we pray about what is on His heart.
On the second Thursday of the month, we combine with the churches in the 2508 area and meet to pray specifically for things that are happening in our area. We also pray for our nation and our world. All believers are welcome. This begins at 7:30 pm.
On Friday evening we pray from 7pm and believers are welcome to join at any time you are available. We meet in Unit 3 of Hope Church.
On Saturday morning we pray for 2508 and when the weather permits, we walk on the streets of 2508 praying for the homes that God highlights to us. This is for one hour from 7 am. If it is bad weather, we pray on a group phone call or in Unit 3 of the church building.
On Sunday at 8:30am we pray for the service and invite the Holy Spirit to move in power.
Can we pray for you?