ALL THE TIME!
Our vibrant team of prayer warriors will gladly lift up your needs and requests to God, praying in Jesus' name for His will to be done in and through us.
To submit your specific prayer request to the team, just text the word, "pray" (without the quotes) to 804.575.5777 and a link to a prayer form will be sent to you.
WEDNESDAYs at 7:00PM
We gather in the sanctuary of the white building to share prayer concerns to be lifted up to God's care. Then, Bobby Boggs--Discipleship Director leads in a short Bible lesson followed by discussion. Please join in anytime!
Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew, Chapter 6, beginning in verse 9:
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one."
From here, you should tell your Father how you're feeling and quietly wait upon His response. Tradition has given us an appropriate way to end our prayer session:
"For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory forever and ever. Amen."
Here's a podcast from Tim Mackie that you might find helpful as you consider your own prayer life:
In time, we intend to offer the "Experiencing God" group study by Blackaby. It is comprised of 12-weeks of discussion lessons aided by videos and individual workbooks--you can purchase yours through Amazon or other retail outlets.
The Experiencing God Bible study is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. By understanding how God is working through us even as we try to fathom His ways, we can begin to clearly know and do His will and discover our lives greatly and gracefully changed.
Session 1: God's Will and Your Life [19:53]
Richard and Henry Blackaby establish foundational principles for knowing and doing the will of God. God's goal is to conform believers to the image of His Son, and the Holy Spirit is our Teacher. God is always at work around us. He wants us to join Him in this work.
Session 2: Looking to God [26:06]
In this session the Richard and Henry Blackaby define the radical reorientation required for believers to move from a human-centered life to a God-centered life. God's ways are not our ways, so we must constantly look to Him, listen to Him, and watch to see what His directives are. The timing of His actions always carries eternal dimensions. What God initiates, He also completes.
Session 3: God Pursues a Love Relationship [24:27]
This session emphasizes that God pursues us out of His great love. Therefore, He offers us a love relationship, not a religion. When God speaks to us, He has a purpose He wants to accomplish in and through our lives. We show that we love Him when we obey Him.
Session 4: Love and God's Invitation [28:37]
One of the most beautiful things about our relationship with God is that He invites us to become involved with Him. God never gives suggestions; He gives commands. And when He does so, He expects immediate obedience. God's commands are not burdensome. They are life. When we obey, we experience the ever-expanding, measureless love of God.
Session 5: God Speaks, Part 1 [29:46]
We can't learn God's will by trusting in a formula. Because we enjoy a relationship with God, we can hear Him speak to us in specific ways through Scripture and prayer to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways. This session explores Scripture as our guide for hearing God speak and prayer as conversation with the Father.
Session 6: God Speaks, Part 2 [25:46]
The authors remind us that there are no shortcuts to knowing God. We learn to recognize His voice by spending time with Him. In addition to the Bible and prayer, God speaks to us through circumstances and other believers. A deepening walk of faith means that we increasingly seek God's perspective in every situation.
Session 7: The Crisis of Belief [29:04]
When God speaks to us, we face a crisis of belief—to obey or disobey. Unbelief shuts down God's activity, but God can do anything through someone who believes. This session challenges us to answer the question "What has God been asking of you?" He is waiting to do a mighty work through anyone who is willing to step out and believe Him.
Session 8: Adjusting Your Life to God [29:10]
In this session the authors point out that it is impossible to stay where we are and go with God at the same time. A call of God requires us to make major adjustments if we are to obey Him and live in His will.
Session 9: Experiencing God Through Obedience [22:42]
In a walk with God, there is no substitute for obedience. This session describes the joy, fellowship, and intimacy we experience when we obey God and leave the results to Him. All the power of heaven is available to help us obey anything God tells us to do.
Session 10: God's Will and the Church [32:05]
The authors explore ways God's body, the church, experiences His presence and power as it seeks and obeys His will. God is the author of the church, and His Son is its head. God has a specific assignment for each local church, and He builds each one according to His purposes.
Session 11: Kingdom People [24:10]
In this session the authors help us picture the grand scope of God's kingdom purposes. God's plan has always been for His disciples to take the good news to the ends of the earth. As God's people go, so goes the redemption of the rest of the world. A healthy kingdom citizen not only evangelizes but also makes disciples.
Session 12: Experiencing God in Your Daily Life [26:57]
Each step of obedience to God leads to increasing experiences of God's greatness. The final session describes a way of life in which believers open our eyes to see what God is doing all around us. He invites us to discover where He is working and to join Him in His work every day.