What is Prayer?
Prayer is converse with God; the intercourse of the soul with God, not in contemplation or meditation, but in direct address to him. It is beseeching the Lord, pouring out the soul before the Lord, praying and crying to heaven, seeking unto God and making supplication, drawing near to God, and bowing the knees.
Prayer presupposes a belief in the personality of God, his ability and willingness to hold conversation with us, and His personal control of all things.
Acceptable prayer must be sincere, offered with reverence and godly fear, with a humble sense of our own insignificance as created beings, with earnestness, and with unhesitating submission to God’s will.
Prayer must be in faith that God is, and is the hearer and answerer of prayer, and that He will fulfill His Word, and in the name of Jesus.
Pray, and its various forms are mentioned in the Bible 545 times. So it is obvious that God expects us to pray. In fact I Thess. says, “pray without ceasing”.
YCF is well known for its commitment to prayer. Our email prayer chain consists of dedicated participants not only from our community, but from around the world. There have been thousands of answered prayers through this group of dedicated prayer warriors.
Prayer Team Leader Lonnie Wilkes and other prayer warriors pray before our services and we have intercessors that are available to pray for individuals at the end of our Sunday morning services.
Patti Marsh, Prayer Chain Coordinator
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