We believe in the power of prayer and that prayer really can change things. We have a team of people that are praying for our church family, community, and county. You can also be a part of that team.
Matthew 19:26 KJV)
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Matthew 21:21-22 KJV
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Philippians 4:6-7 KJV
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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Pray With Purpose
If we do not pray with purpose, we can become a wandering generalization. Prayer should not be a blanket thrown over everything each time, like a mass produced cure all. As a child of God we have the honor and privilege of standing before Him at any time, day or night, and having His undivided attention if we choose to.
The other day I was feeling a little down. Just the things of life weighed on me I guess. I was trying to pray about it all but getting nowhere it seemed. I was praying in general, for nothing and everything all at the same time. I really thought that maybe I was just going to have to trust God and deal with it the best I could. You see in my mind, I thought maybe it was just me being weak hearted, or maybe it was my own fault I was feeling that way. I will admit I almost felt sorry for myself and alone in my situation.
In that moment, the Lord stopped me. In my spirit I felt Him ask, “What's the real problem?” I took a minute to think, and with honest words of pure openness, I felt a little childish, but with my head bowed I simply said, “Lord my heart hurts.” No sooner had the words left my mouth, the presence of God overshadowed me and immediately I felt Him start to heal the things deep inside of me that I didn’t know what or how to pray about.
His desire all along was to deal with the core of the issues. I just sat there weeping in His presence, not having to say another word as He brought comfort and peace and healing to my broken heart. I realized in that beautiful moment, that it only takes a few honest words in a simple prayer, ones of absolute vulnerability, to allow God to do what He desires to do in us in the first place.
TPOW Prayer Director