Prayer is vital for the life of the church! We believe this in our theology, so we must live this through faith. Soon, we will post here a more robust theology of prayer, but for now, we can look to Chapter XXI of the Westminster Confession of Faith, which has this to say about prayer:
III. Prayer, with thanksgiving, being one special part of religious worship, is by God required of all men: and, that it may be accepted, it is to be made in the name of the Son, by the help of His Spirit, according to His will, with understanding, reverence, humility, fervency, faith, love and perseverance; and, if vocal, in a known tongue.
IV. Prayer is to be made for things lawful; and for all sorts of men living, or that shall live hereafter: but not for the dead, nor for those of whom it may be known that they have sinned the sin unto death.
Because we believe in the necessity and efficacy of prayer, let’s pray for our church! Sign up here to pray specifically for our various teams during the month of August as we make final preparations for our upcoming birthday.
- The Valley of Vision
- A Praying Life by Paul Miller
- A Way to Pray by Matthew Henry
- The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre
- If God Already Knows Why Pray? by Doug Kelly
- The Believers’ Prayer for Boldness (article) by Jason Piteo