We want to help you start the week off with prayer. Join our pastors on Facebook Live on Mondays at 7:30am for guided prayer prompts and real time engagement.
Note on Prayer from the Connection Point Pastors
Thank you so much for joining together this evening with hundreds of others to simply pray to the One, True, Living God.
Find a place where you can bow, kneel, stand, or whatever posture enables you to focus completely on the Lord God. Spend as long as you are able. Remember, often being still and saying nothing in God’s presence is one of the ways God speaks to us and surrounds us with His unmistakable presence, and we experience Him!
1. Offer praise to God first. He is holy and righteous and sovereign. He is worthy of praise in all seasons. Start your prayers with humility and worship. Our Father, who is in heaven, holy is Your name (Matthew 6:9).
2. Submit to the will of God. Prayers that are effective and filled with faith are prayers that are in alignment with the will of God. How do we know His will? Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And He who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people according to the will of God (Rom. 8:26-27). Ask God to help you pray in faith and aligned with His will.
3. Be bold with your prayers. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you are a child of God. Ask like a child asks a loving Father. Go directly to him and ask. In Christ, and through Him, we may approach God with freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3:12).
4. Pray in faith. Pray even when you do not see it, before you feel it. Ask God to trust Him right now – no matter what. Believe Him, seek Him, and find Him. Without faith, it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
5. Pray without ceasing. Keep pounding on the open doors of heaven. Persistence is commended by God (Luke 18:1-8). Trust his promises and pray them back to him (Daniel 9:1-19).
Let's be people of prayer during this time friends. Pray for one another. Pray for opportunities to see God's handiwork in all of this. Love one another and love your neighbor.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7