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!
Let’s pray for:
God to heal our land as we turn to Him (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Mercy and forgiveness toward one another (Matthew 6:14).
Our nation’s leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
Help and hope for those feeling depressed, anxious, lonely or isolated (Psalm 31:7).
The completion of Vision ’22 to impart the hope of the Gospel to one million people here, near and far by 2022 and to provide a clear pathway toward spiritual maturity (Matthew 24:14).
Weekly Wooddale Prayer Call
Join us in prayer for our nation and church family on Saturday mornings. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
A great way to pray as a family is with God’s Word. For example, you might each choose a verse or two to pray through at the dinner table.
Sample prayer from Romans 15:5-6:
God, thank you for giving us endurance and encouragement for the season we’re in. Help us to have the same attitude toward each other that Christ Jesus had so that as a family we can glorify You in all we do. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Some verses to pray through:
Click here to check out Wooddale’s 3 x 3 Challenge for more tools to use in prayer.
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.