Prayer Process is one of the nine processes that are Deacon led. Our main purpose is “to strengthen the entire ministry of the church with prayer by involving the people of the church in prayer.” If we have passionate and persistent prayers we will find the answers and accomplish what God desires for our church. Prayer is a privilege not an obligation. First stanza of the hymn “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” reads “What a privilege to carry everything to God in Prayer,” it also tells us the suffering we have when we do not.

To help us to be more effective we’ve adjusted the Prayer Page list to focus just on prayer needs. It will help to build the ministries of the church. We have prayer lists placed in each Sunday School box, our hope is to get each department to be engaged in a time of prayer between fellowship and Bible study by reading each item and name on the list then taking a few minutes to pray over them. Some are doing this and it has become very meaningful to the classes.

Today, make it your mission to pray as often as you can. Don’t worry if your prayers are not lengthy or well-thought-out. Just keep the lines of communication open with God all day. Talk to Him as you would a close friend. Great revivals have begun this way. Pray with a spirit of gratitude, “The joy of the Lord is your strength” Nehemiah 8:10. We have much to be grateful for our ministers, missions, and ministries. Pray for them. We learn that when we pray we learn to read the Bible, when we read the Bible we learn to pray more. When we pray, we are talking to God, when we read, God is talking to us. Commit to pray daily.

Ken Couch

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