These I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. Isaiah 56:7
Among all of the activities in which a church can engage, prayer is a foremost calling. God doesn’t consider prayer a secondary function of his people or a special gifting of only a few. Scripture refers to God’s temple and place of worship as a “house of prayer,” because his purpose and mission in the world requires that people pray. The more his people inquire of him concerning his will for the church, including Redeemer, then the more we hear him encourage intentional times of prayer. Not only do we need prayer but the community and nation around us needs prayer. Prayer to God through Jesus Christ is a privilege that he has given us to change lives and the world. We must be praying people. Scripture refers to Christians as the temple of God in whom dwell the Holy Spirit. Each of us and all of us collectively are called to be a “house of prayer for all peoples.” So let’s pray – more and more – at home, at the church, in the community. If you cannot participate in the opportunities below, start a new group at suits your schedule by finding one or more people to join you.
Here is a list of scheduled times of prayer:
- Morning Prayer Service: Monday – Saturday at 7 a.m. at the church.
- Monday Morning Prayer Group: Mondays 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the church.
- Men’s Prayer Group: Tuesdays 7 a.m. at Groupers Restaurant, Elizabeth City.
- Lectio Divina: Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 p.m. at the church.
- Men’s Bible Study & Prayer Group: Thursdays 7:15-8:15 a.m. currently meeting at the church.
- Prayer for Renewal and Revival: Saturdays 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the church.
- Prayers of the People: Sunday Morning Worship 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:19-20