Continue in prayer” The Bible, Colossians 4 v 2
Just as a large portion of the Bible is taken up with the subject of prayer, then so should our lives be – with Jesus as our closest friend.
In the early chapters of the Old Testament we read ‘then men began to call upon the name of the Lord…’ Jacob wrestled with God in prayer, Nehemiah prayed for months before he instigated the rebuilding of the walls. Daniel prayed three times a day; David called upon his God with all his heart. Elijah prayed both on the mountain top and in the cave. Jesus had to go away to a quiet place to spend time with the Father. Paul and Silas prayed in their dungeon. Jesus cried out in the garden of Gethsemane.
Charles Spurgeon said that ‘Prayer is the breath, the watchword, the comfort, the strength, the honour of a Christian. If you are a child of God, you seek the Father’s face, and live in the Fathers love.’
At Broadway we pray that we will be holy, humble, zealous and patient; have closer communion with Christ, and enter more often into the banqueting – house of His love.
There are many ways to get involved with prayer at Broadway, including the following:
- Sign up for one of our Prayer Triplets – three people who meet together regularly to pray and support each other.
- Pray with us in our Sunday morning worship.
- Receive prayer for personal needs in our prayer corner at the front of the church after Sunday morning worship.
- Use our daily prayer diary, handed out at church each Sunday.
- Join our prayer Facebook page to help you pray immediately for personal needs.
- Join with the regular prayer times in the Well – Sundays 10-.00-10.20am, Thursdays 7.00-7.30pm, Saturdays 8.30-9.30am.
- Go along to the Graih/Stauros monthly prayer gatherings (speak to Michael Manning)
- Join a LifeGroup and take part in the prayer going on within your group.
- Talk with God throughout your day. Learn to turn your worries and your daily concerns into invitations for God to get involved. Spend time praising and thanking him, asking him to lead you closer to Jesus and praying for the needs of our wider world. Invite him to speak to you – through the Bible, through our beautiful world, through others, through the Church – so that prayer becomes a two-way conversation and a great adventure!
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” The Bible, 2 Chronicles 7:14