Why is there a page on prayer?
I mean, everyone prays... right? Yes, I imagine everyone does pray, from time to time. But for us prayer is more than just a ministry or something that we do because that is what Christians are supposed to do.
Prayer has been defined as: “an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication. Prayer can be a form of religious practice, may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song.”
The key in the definition above is the “rapport” and “deliberate” parts. We deliberately engage in conversation with God. That may sound unreal but one of the best parts of relationship is authentic communication: Where one person talks and the other listens and vise versa. For many prayer is all about me “talking” and God “listening”. Imagine what would happen in your life if God actually talked to you?!
I have heard it said that “God is talking all the time: Through the bible, in nature, through music, through teachers and preachers, even through our children and sometimes in unexpected ways. The problem for most of us is . . . we aren’t listening! If the God of the universe loved us enough to send His Son to die for us, then He surely is interested in us. As one author has said, “He longs for us, longs to talk to us and build relationship with us.”
Prayer is our best link to God and we believe that God really wants to talk with you.
We take very seriously the opportunity to pray for you. We have a dedicated group who will pray for you or we will keep your requests confidential in the office if you desire. God can only answer the prayers we pray. We can only pray with you for those needs that we are aware of.
Ways to get involved in prayer:
1) Prayer for the Palouse
This is a prayer for our community. We believe that God has called us to pray and will only act as His Church (that’s all of us who truly are followers of Jesus no matter where we gather) fervently prays. This is a guideline for effective praying for our community.
2) Saturday Prayer
Each week we gather at 6:30 pm and pray specifically for our Church and Community. We always take time to pray for individual requests and for our Sunday Gatherings.
3) Prayer Chapel
We have a Prayer Chapel that is open 24/7. It is located to the left of the 7th street entrance. Contact the church office for the electronic code.
4) Prayer Chain
Email: Mike Neelon -firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: Church office - (208)882-4332
5) Prayer Mark
Each week we publish as list of current prayer requests. Many are from within our Church Body and Community but will include our missionaries, local, state and national leaders as well as other needs.