Prayer is an integral part of gaining a relationship with God, because prayer turns one-way research into two-way communication.
4 Things That Happen When We Pray
1. Closeness (Jeremiah 33:2-3)
Prayer is intimate and personal. When Christians pray to Jesus, sharing with Him on a personal level helps us to trust Him more.
2. Peace of Mind (Philippians 4:7)
We can get bogged down by the negative thoughts in our heads. When we take our worry and doubt to God in prayer, we gain insight to overcome our negative thoughts. When we pray, with thanksgiving and petition, God gives us peace unlike anything we can imagine.
3. Guidance (Romans 8:26)
We don’t always know what to pray for when we pray, but God does. Romans 8:26 says, “...the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us…” When we humbly seek God, the Holy Spirit expresses in prayer what we can’t articulate in words.
4. Healing (James 5:16)
God heals us as we pray for ourselves and each other. Trying to fix our problems ourselves is a fruitless effort, so we take them to the One who can. God created the universe and everything in it. Help is waiting for us if we’ll humble ourselves and ask for it.
Join us every Wednesday
at 9:30 am
in the Reception Room
and be an active prayer warrior
for our church and the
Kingdom of God