Why should we pray?

God has given us such a great opportunity to connect with him through prayer, but sadly, we usually only take advantage of it 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 then moves to answer, according to his will.  Contrary to what we often feel or think, prayer works, and it drives us to realize our need for God more and take godly action in the world around us.

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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 this 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.

Click here to see an example of our Daily Worship Guide.  You can find our current guide on our reading plan page.

Books on Prayer

Click here to see our list of recommended books including several on the topic of prayer.

Prayer for the Nations

Every Sunday, we pray for the nations of the world, often using Operation World’s Prayer Calendar and other 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 has 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.