“Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer.” —Psalm 61:1
The Bible talks much about prayer. Prayer allows us to communicate with our heavenly Father, giving us immediate access to divine wisdom, comfort, and grace (James 1:5, Psalm 34:17, Hebrews 4:16). It anchors our hearts and minds to eternal truth—something especially precious given the times we live in.
The deepest longings of a Spirit-filled heart flow out in prayer, and there are five reasons found in Scripture for why we need to pray.
- Prayer is commanded (Colossians 4:2)
- Prayer keeps us from sinning (Matthew 26:41)
- Prayer gives glory to God (Romans 8:26)
- Prayer aligns us with God’s purposes (Luke 18:1)
- Prayer results in answers (1 John 5:14–15)
The Bible is clear about the importance of prayer. Ephesians 6:18 tells us to pray “for all the saints,” and 1 Timothy 2:1–4 extends that to include “all people.”
Join our church family every Wednesday 7-8 PM at the church house, as we come before the Lord in prayer.