Jesus’ heart devotion to God is a model for us in growing our relationship with God. Jesus often went alone to be with His Father. He also called His disciples out to pray.
There are many creative ways to develop our prayer life. Some of our greatest challenges today are busy-ness, noise, and constant distractions that keep us from time with God. Ask God to give you a heart for prayer and seek out intentional time with Him. Ask a friend to join you as you explore and develop your life of prayer.
“One thing is certain. If we set forward on this journey of prayer, we will change and so will the world around us. God uses prayer as the primary way to transform us, to make us more like Christ. When we pray we find our thoughts and our will becoming more and more like God’s. And we are better able to pray for God’s heart and join Him in His kingdom work in the world.” (A Year With God)
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER
Elder Prayer: The elders of Grace are available to pray for you. Please call the Grace office and we can make an appointment or feel free to ask one of the elders on Sunday morning.
Intercessory Prayer: You are welcome to join the intercessors as they pray on behalf of our Grace Church family, needs in the community and beyond. You can join us at 6pm every first and third Wednesday of the month (at the Grace Church office).
Listening and Inner Healing Prayer: Do you find yourself struggling with difficult recurring emotions (sadness, anger…) or feel you are overreacting in situations? If you would like prayer, please contact a Grace elder, Jim Downing or Anne Broyles. We will be glad to pray with you in a confidential way.
Grace Email: If you have a prayer need you would like published in the Grace email, please call the Grace office or Anne Broyles.
If you have a confidential prayer need, please do not hesitate to call the office for the elders and/or intercessory prayer.
With Christ In The School Of Prayer – Andrew Murray
Come Away With Me – Cynthia Bezek
Lord, Teach Us To Pray – Fred Hartley
The Power Of A Praying Life – Stormie Omartian
A Guide for Listening and Inner Healing Prayer – Rusty Rustenbach
Prayer – Richard Foster
Prayer: Does It Make A Difference? – Phillip Yancey