The Power of Prayer

Pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much – James 5:16

Prayer is indispensable to advance God’s Kingdom. We want to pray, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done as it is in heaven”. Our purpose is to make sure that every aspect of our Fellowship is covered in prayer. Would you consider taking up this banner to pray for us, and with us. Here are some helpful pointers:

How Can I Find it EASIER to Pray?

1. Think of prayer not as a mere duty but as a privilege and joy. Once you get started, it feels good. And once you’ve finished, you feel even better, but getting started is sometimes the difficult part. The servants of God like David, Esther, Hannah, Daniel and Joshua viewed prayer as a privilege, an opportunity to communicate and talk with our loving and understanding God and His Son, Jesus Christ. They knew and believed that God desires and cares to listen to them. Prayer starts as a relationship with the Father, and the beginning and the end of our prayer is for His glory.

2. Learn to approach God in the right way. Like any loving parent, God wants to hear our thoughts, our words of heartfelt thanks and our requests for we are His children. James 5:16 says “Pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”. We are made righteous through the blood of Jesus and therefore we can pray boldly before the throne of God. 1 John 3:22 says “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” We receive answers because we do what pleases God.

3. Spend time with God. It is the will of God that we should have a more intimate communion with Him. He wants us – His many sons and daughters – to come to Him in His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. He desires many priests to accompany the one great High Priest who “lives to make intercession for them” Hebrews 7:25. For “He has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father.” Revelation 1:6

4. Pray according to God’s will. To pray the prayers initiated by God, we must spend time with God and allow the Holy Spirit to bring our will into line with God’s will and our thoughts into line with God’s thoughts. So because we habitually live in the Lord’s presence, we will know God’s thoughts and desire and these become expressed in our prayers. Thus, we are actually articulating God’s desires. 1 John 5:14 “And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”

5. Read the Word of God. Reading the bible daily will help us to keep close to God. His word will work in our decision making and in all we do throughout the day. End the day by being mindful of God, showing Him our affection and realising that He wants us to draw close to Him. This relationship with God stirs up His Spirit within us to motivate us even further to want to pray and to do His will.

Prayer Requests

If you have a need you can email and ask us to pray for you