Prayer at LCPC: Deepening and Developing our Relationship with God
When we desire a closer relationship with someone, we spend more time with them. We talk with them and tell them about our day, we tell them what has gone well and what has not, we share our successes and failures, our hopes and dreams. This is prayer: spending time talking to God and listening to Him through His Word to us, the Bible.
How encouraging it is to know that the God of the universe eagerly seeks to spend time with us!
Jesus modeled frequent and intimate communication with the Father. Scripture tells us, "In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there." Repeatedly the Bible tells us that Jesus 'went away to pray.' He also 'went off to the mountain to pray' and 'would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.' The disciples asked Jesus how they should pray and He taught them the Lord's Prayer (Luke 11:2-4, Matthew 6:9-13).
If prayer was a daily and continual discipline for Jesus, it certainly should be so for us!
At LCPC, we have many opportunities to spend time with God and to deepen and develop an intimate relationship with Him. Matthew 18:20 says: "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." For this reason, the LCPC prayer ministry meets throughout the week:
Thursdays 5:15pm currently in the sanctuary
Saturdays 7:30am currently on Zoom
Sundays 10:00am east of the Fireside Room following the courtyard service