Prayer // Oración

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”  Psalm 46:1

We pray as Christ taught us to pray when we say the Lord’s Prayer:

Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  They kingdom come, they will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us form evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.

candlesAs Christians, we believe in the power of prayer.  No matter what age we are, we all need prayer.  It’s yet another reason we come to church.  Sure we could pray on our own, but do we do it as much as we should?  When we worship God, we know a big part of the blessings we receive as a congregation, are received through prayer.

Not only that, but for believers like us, much of the time our prayers are prayers of thanksgiving.  We’re grateful for all that God has provided.  We may think we are just one person, but together we are mighty in the Lord through prayer.

As one writer put it, in deepening our spiritual knowledge, “a new awareness takes root; a new perception is formed; a new confidence is discovered; a new connection made; or a new hope recovered that changes how we think, feel, and act.  The impact is real….”  [Robert Schnase, Five Practices of Fruitful Living, page 75.]

This is what we discover through prayer!

Can we pray for you today?

We have a prayer chain of dedicated prayers here at our church.  If you’d like us to pray for you or your loved ones, please contact us and we will pray for you!