A New Beginning: Persistent in Prayer

May 13, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Acts 4:23-31, Luke 11:5-13 |


“For those explorers in the frontiers of faith, prayer was no little habit tacked on to the periphery of their lives; it was their lives.”
– Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline

So often we fall into the trap of thinking about prayer as a “value added,” something important, something we do. But prayer is a lot more like oxygen—essential to life for the child of God and for the people of God if they are to fulfill His purposes. In what ways can we grow as a congregation in a life of persistent, mission-focused prayer? How shall we pray, for whom, to what end? And how can we anticipate seeing God at work as prayer is not just tacked onto the periphery, but becomes a vital and critical connection to Jesus’ work among us?