Why should we pray?

God has given us such a great opportunity to connect with him through prayer, but sadly, we often take advantage of it onyl in dire situations. If we would look at ourselves through the lens of the gospel, we would see that we are always in need of God and his presence. We need to live in desperation for the Lord, always depending on him and coming 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, according to his will. Contrary to what we often 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.

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.  However, God has called us to pray for all of them. 

Use our prayer guide to help you pray for the specific categories of people you will encounter throught your life. We hope this tool will help us all grow in our dependance on God and engagement with the world.

Prayer for the Nations

Every Sunday, we pray for the nations of the world, using various resources to guide us.  We believe that God has a heart for the nations, desiring to draw all kinds of people to him, and 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 including several on the topic of prayer.