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How can we support you in prayer?

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

THIS WEEK’S PRAYER POINTS

Let’s pray for:

  • Teachers, students and parents as they prepare for the school year (Proverbs 2).
  • Those in emotional, physical or spiritual crisis (2 Corinthians 1:3-5).
  • Unity in the church and community (John 17).
  • Opportunities to serve neighbors, friends and coworkers (James 2:17).
  • God’s mercy and justice (Micah 6:8).

Weekly Prayer Call
Join us in prayer for Wooddale and our community on Saturday mornings. Email prayer@wooddale.org for details.

Prayerwalking Training
Learn about the power of praying in your neighborhood on August 23 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Contact prayer@wooddale.org for details.

ACTION STEPS FOR FAMILY PRAYER

Make the most of summer while it lasts! Prayerwalking is a great way to pray as a family. Here are some tips to get started:

  1. Involve your kids in planning the route. Pick places they enjoy.
  2. Talk about it beforehand. Explain why prayer is important and what you’ll pray about.
  3. Keep it fun. You might include a stop at the local park on your walk.
  4. Pray for topics of interest to your kids such as school and sports programs.
The Swift family uses chalk art to let their neighbors know they’re praying.

FOR YOUR GROUP

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.