This Week's Prayer Mark

Prayer Requests:

PROMISES/PRAISES:

“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4

NW DISTRICT:

NMI Leadership as they lead our district mission program to serve 159 World Areas.

MISSIONS

Praise God for an amazing Faith Promise Weekend. Pray about your Faith Promise pledge.

 

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 is important to us, so much so that it is a Core Value (you can read about this under the “who we are” tab). It is our life-link to the Father and not just something that we do but is foundational to who we are.

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 -mikeneelon@turbonet.com 

Phone: Joyce Packard - (208) 882-0975

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.