To pray is simply to communicate with God. It’s a regular part of our relationship with Him. Whether you need prayer or want help growing in prayer, we’re here to help!Submit your prayer request or pray for others at the Prayer Wall. Visit the Prayer Wall
Let’s pray for:
Revival in the Church in America (Colossians 1:27).
Leaders in schools, businesses, and government to have God’s wisdom (James 1:5).
Those in emotional, physical, or spiritual crisis to have hope and help (Romans 15:13).
Unity across generations (John 17).
Weekly Wooddale Prayer Call
God does more when we pray. He says, “You do not have because you do not ask” (James 4:2). Join us in prayer for God’s purposes to prevail here, near and far. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Moms in Prayer
If you’re a mom who has a heart to pray for local schools and students, you’ll love Moms in Prayer! This international ministry covers kids from preschool to college with the power of prayer to transform lives. To learn more, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dads in Prayer
We’re preparing to launch a men’s prayer initiative at Wooddale! If you’d like to connect with other guys to be equipped to lead your family in prayer and make an impact in your sphere of influence, contact email@example.com.
Click on these tips for praying in LifeGroups to learn more.
Those with more experience who are comfortable praying out loud can guide and encourage those who are newer to it. Set the expectation that it’s an invitation to pray (rather than a command) and it’s fine to agree silently. It helps if the leader begins the prayer time and models what it expected and what the focus should be.
Make sure no one is monopolizing the prayer time. The length of our prayers should be adjusted to accommodate the size of the group and time allotted to pray. It can help to ask someone to open and someone else to close. The person closing should pause to make sure no one else wants to pray before closing.
Our goal is to lay aside or natural inclinations, opinions, and reasoning to submit to the Holy Spirit’s leadership in prayer. Be aware of themes that emerge in prayer and when the Spirit shifts the direction of prayer.
It can help to prepare for a time of prayer by reading a brief portion of Scripture that relates to the focus. Encourage people to pray in agreement with God’s Word in a positive manner.
Prayer is primarily an activity of the heart. Prayers of agreement on a heart level with God and each other are powerful. It is not necessary to pray long, eloquent prayers or to impress others. Be yourself and use your own words.
Trust in the character of God and His desire to answer prayers in agreement with His will.