Ephesians 3:14, "For this reason I bow my knees to the father of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Prayer is one of the most powerful ways of communicating with God. Having dialogue with God pleases Him and provides an opportunity for His Holy Spirit to commune with us. The Lord desires that we bring everything to Him in prayer. Philippians 4:6-7, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,let your request be made know to God; and the peace of God,which surpasses all understanding,will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
The purpose of the prayer ministry here at Uplift Through the Word Ministries is to come together in love (Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I Am there in the midst of them.") before our Lord to seek his will for our lives, presenting to Him the concerns and joys of our hearts, and serving as intercessors on the behalf of others. We pray for the needs of the church, church leaders, family, friends, and for the salvation of those who do not know the Lord. 1 Timothy 2:1-4, "Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications,prayers,intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority,that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."
Prayer is essential to having a right relationship with God. Through prayer we show our adoration for the Lord and that we trust Him with our whole hearts. There is no situation that is greater than our God. There is nothing that He can't do or won't do for us; but we should strive to live a life of praise and prayer seeking him daily and all that we ask according to His will He will do in His perfect timing so that He may be glorified. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
Sis. Decima Gaines, Prayer Coordinator