Praying is a vital way of nurturing and strengthening our relationship with God.
Our relationship with God is personal and so is prayer. God’s love is imaginative and sensitive and He comes to each one of us in ways only suited to us.
What do I say? Prayer may involve lots of words or very few, crying, shouting, pouring out our hearts, singing, laughing, sharing, wondering, enquiring, whispering, listening. It may be the quietness of just being with God.
Do I have to shut my eyes and bow my head? That may be useful but there are other ways to pray. Music, nature, senses, arts, activity, intellect, dance, work, sport can all engage us and help us to communicate and connect with God. The Psalms are a good example of how God’s people talked with Him. For God there is no sacred and secular there is just life.
What do I pray for? We don’t always have to have a list of requests to bring to God, but when we are concerned about people or situations then God wants to hear just what is on our heart.
Prayer is also one of the ways through which God speaks to us and therefore, as a church and individually, it is important that we are listening to what God is saying to us and hearing how He wants to lead us forward.
“God is able to do more than all we ask or imagine” Ephesians ch 3 v 20
Each week the church has a daily prayer focus.
If you have prayer request, please contact us.
Join a small group
If you’re an early riser then 7.30am each Wednesday could be for you, or other groups praying within the church including Oasis, housegroups and youth cells. You’ll find an element of prayer in most of the groups which meet during the week.
Create a small group
Gather together a couple of friends and meet as a prayer triplet or with a prayer partner.