PRAYER GROUP: Thursdays 9am in the Conference Room
And I tell you more: whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them. Matthew 18:19-20
- Corporate prayer is a priority in a healthy church.
- Praying together is a vital key to opening God’s presence and work among God’s people in unique ways.
- The tendency among believers, even among those who occupy leadership positions in the church, to think of prayer gatherings as the extra-curricular activity in the life of the church. So this is what must change.
Corporate prayer can be a positive experience in many ways.
Encouragement – praying with others can bring encouragement to the members of the group. There may be those in the group who are struggling with trials and temptations. As they are upheld in prayer, the Holy Spirit brings them encouragement and reassurance of His promises.
Unity of purpose – Corporate prayer has the ability to knit a group together in a bond of fellowship and praise. People are edified and unified in common faith. As people pray together, they build love and concern for others and display their dependence on God.
Worship– Corporate prayer brings intimate communion with the Savior.