For the Christian, praying is like breathing.
It is easier to do it than to not do it. We pray for a variety of reasons. For one thing, prayer is a form of serving God and obeying Him. We pray because God commands us to pray. Prayer is exemplified for us by Christ and the early church. If Jesus thought it was worthwhile to pray, we should also. If He needed to pray to remain in the Father’s will, how much more do we need to pray?
We have God’s promise that our prayers are not in vain, even if we do not receive specifically what we asked for. He has promised that when we ask for things that are in accordance with His will, He will give us what we ask for. Sometimes He delays His answers according to His wisdom and for our benefit. In these situations, we are to be diligent and persistent in prayer. Prayer should not be seen as our means of getting God to do our will on earth, but rather as a means of getting God’s will done on earth. God’s wisdom far exceeds our own.
You can have a prayer request placed on our weekly prayer sheet, given to our team of prayer warriors or sent to our pastors by contacting the church office. You can also speak with any of pastors or staff members who would be more than happy to pray with you in thanksgiving or supplication.
If you would like to delve more into prayer, we recommend reading the book, Too Busy Not To Pray by Bill Hybels.