Unless the Lord builds the house the workers labor in vain…
Why do Christians need to pray?
Because prayer is the most important part of the thankfulness God requires of us. And also because God gives his grace and Holy Spirit only to those who pray continually and groan inwardly, asking God for these gifts and thanking him for them. – Heidelberg Catechism Q116
Because we believe that all human effort is wasted unless the Lord undergirds every aspect of church life, we seek to pray continually. Members are urged and resourced to pray for one another and the church. But we also believe that corporate prayer is essential to any healthy gathering of Christians.
Therefore, we take turns praying in the the prayer room while the pastor is preaching the Word of God. Also, willing members gather every Sunday morning by 8:15 a.m. to pray for 45 minutes in the sanctuary loft for the upcoming service. Our pastor solicits prayers from the congregation and even encourages us sometimes to pray in small groups during the congregational prayer time. Our weekly small groups devote considerable time to praying for one another as well.
If you are needing prayer, contact the church office to be referred to an intercessor.
Recommended Resources for your Prayer Life
A Short Theology of Prayer from the Torah