Why should we pray?

God has given us such a great opportunity to connect with him through prayer. Sadly, we often take advantage of it only in dire situations. But the gospel reminds us that we are always in need of God and his presence. Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and rose again three days later, conquering death.

We are always dependent on the Lord, so we ought to always come to him in prayer. When we look to Christ and what he has done for us, it should move us to want to know him more through prayer. As we move towards the Lord in prayer, we know that he moves to answer us according to his will. Contrary to what we may feel or think, prayer works as it helps us to recognize our need for God more and take godly action in the world around us. "Cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7).

LAPS Wood BackgroundLAPS

'LAPS' stands for Listening And Praying Scripture. It's our effort as a church to be more intentional in our prayers as we listen to and pray scripture while walking laps around our homes, neighborhoods, work places, and YMCA. Click here to read more.

Weekly Prayer Guide

We often pray at mealtimes or bed time or about immediate needs or important life decisions. It is much harder to pray intentionally throughout the week and day for our leaders, missionaries, church, and the lost. Use our prayer guide to help you pray for  specific categories of people you will encounter throught your life.

Prayer for the Nations

Every Sunday, we pray for the nations of the world using various resources, themes, and topics. We believe that God has a heart for the nations, desiring to draw all kinds of people to him. He has called us to engage in the mission of reaching them with the gospel first through prayer.

We strive to pray for the peoples of the world because there are still so many who do not believe. Beyond that, there are still thousands of people groups that are “unreached,” or have less than 2% evangelical presence. Join us each Sunday morning in praying for the lost in the hopes that God will move in our hearts and the hearts of those around the world so that many would come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Books on Prayer

Click here to see our list of recommended books on several topics, including prayer.