vision for prayer
"Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray..."
– Luke 11:1
"My house shall be called a house of prayer,"
– Matthew 21:13
There was something so vibrant and moving about Jesus's prayer life that his disciples saw it, and desired to be taught by him how to pray. This practice of prayer, is not only for the individual disciple, but it is one of the calls of God on the church He is building.
As a church we want to faithfully enter in to discipleship marked by prayer in the way of Jesus and to be a church built around prayer as God has called us to.
Throughout the Scriptures and throughout church history the practice of prayer has grown through a variety of streams. There is a stream focused on worship & prayer to minister to God. There is a stream focused on Christian contemplative/mystic practices that focuses on deepening our life with God. There is another stream focused on prayer as intercession for specific people, places, or missional causes.
As a church we appreciate all three streams, and want to create environments to pursue the riches of each stream- this involves both resources for learning and rhythms for growth through practice.
Resources For Learning About Prayer
Environments To Grow Through Practice
1. Filled Worship Nights (see event calendar)- These are once a month worship and prayer nights focused on experiencing Jesus in prayer and being filled with the Holy Spirit.
2. House of Prayer- These are small, consistent prayer groups that you can participate in to grow in prayer. You can learn more about our current groups here.
3. Prayer Apprenticeships- If you would like to be mentored by a seasoned prayer warrior, we would be happy to connect you with a mentor in our church community.