Tuesday Night Prayer
“Eat together, Care together, Pray together” dinner | fellowship | prayer –
Why We Pray:
We have a Heavenly Father who is more than able to bring victory to any challenge we face, and as we become increasingly aware of our limitations, we can rest in the knowledge that our Father is omniscient. Prayer reminds us that we are dependent on God and not on ourselves. Prayer draws us closer to God.
Prayer is an essential part of our walk with God. It is direct
communication with He who loves us, forgives us, and
knows us intimately.
We desire to know Him and praise Him for who He is,
and to bring about His holy and perfect will.
This communion unites us, edifies us, and builds in us
a love and concern for each other and for those around us.
We know what we want is far from sufficient, but we
come broken, bringing our concerns to Him, and
the Spirit intercedes for us with groanings
too deep for words (Romans 8:26).
It is not to get what we want, but what God wants.
It is not to convince God to change His mind, but for him to change our minds.
It is not to have our will done in heaven, but for God to have His will done on earth.
Prayer is the means by which we praise God for who he is, ask him for forgiveness, and thank him for everything he’s given us.
We are to bring all of our concerns to him, but we know that what we want is not always best for us or for anyone else. That’s why Jesus said, “Not my will, but yours,” when he was praying to the Father.
John 14:13-14 “And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
“The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up. After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.””