Through the work of Jesus people like us can be adopted into a heavenly family.
It is the chief joy of the Christian life to know God as our heavenly Father, and when we pray we're drawing hear to him in order to ask for help and forgiveness, to share our burdens and cares, and to praise and adore him for his goodness to us.
Here's how the Bible encourages us to pray: "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathise with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need" (Hebrews 4:15-16)."
The church prayer meeting
We have a regular church prayer meeting to which we encourage all committed members to come. It's a joyful and encouraging time. And it's absolutely essential. See the calendar for the date, time and location of our next prayer meetings.
Praying on Sundays
During our church service on Sunday we spend time praying. Sometimes we'll pray together, reading aloud a prayer from the Bible such as a Psalm. Or we might pray together an old prayer of the church.
Sometimes church members will quietly pray together after church on Sundays. It's great to respond to the Lord and to his word in this way. If you'd like to pray with someone do grab a friend, a fellowship group leader or one of the elders.
Praying in smaller groups
Fellowship groups can be great places to share needs and joys - and to pray about them together. Also, numbers of us meet from time-to-time in threes and fours simply to share a Bible verse or two, praise God together for answered prayers, and to pray together for one another and the work God has called us to.
Special prayer requests
If you have special prayer requests that you'd like to share with church members please contact our minister Andrew Grey.