Prayer Ministry

Purpose Statement:
The Prayer Ministry is to actively encourage and promote prayer within the life of the church. By being open and responsive to the working of the Holy Spirit, we pray that God’s love, guidance and healing power would be released for the benefit of His people and to His glory.

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5,6 (NKJV)

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

What To Expect:
Always be open and responsive to the Holy Spirit in prayer. Be available to pray for our Family/Pastor/Members/Friends and our world Leaders.

Where would you and I be without Jesus? Take a moment to stop and really think about it. What has He done for you? Where would you be if He hadn’t done those things? The words of Ephesians 2:12 (NKJV) sum it up well: “without God we are without hope.” Without Jesus, we could never find our way. Without Him, we would be hopelessly and eternally lost.

We can never thank God enough. Praying the “thank you prayers” of the Bible cultivates gratitude in us and opens our eyes to “the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people…” (Ephesians 1:18 NIV). Praying then is like running your fingers through the treasure of everything God has ever done for you and ever will.

Remember the ten lepers Jesus met at the Samaritan border on the way to Jerusalem? All of them were healed, but only one came back to say thank you.

Where were the other nine?  They were too caught up in the gift to remember the Giver. We would  love to point the finger of blame at them, but so many times we’ve joined their party more times than we would like to admit.

The story takes an unexpected turn. The one who comes back and falls at Jesus’ feet, “ thanking him for what he had done,” is a Samaritan. Jesus tells him, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you” Luke 17:15-16, 19 (NKJV). But the word He uses isn’t the same one Luke used to describe the physical healing moments earlier in the gospel. It goes deeper. It’s the word used for the woman who wiped Jesus’ feet with her tears (Luke 7:50NKJV). Jesus isn’t just telling him, “your faith has healed you.” He’s saying, “Your faith has saved you.”

Real gratitude causes us to make an effort to come back to God. There’s a choice to be made. We can go our own way distracted by all God has given us, or we can fall at Jesus feet and worship Him for what He has done. If you worship Him for what he has done, you’ll find He gives you even more.

Keep your eyes on the gift and (maybe) you’ll be blessed. However, if you turn your heart to the Giver, you will be blessed for eternity.

Upcoming Events:

  • Please join us in Prayer – Every Sunday Morning 8:30 am – 9:00 am.
  • May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am, Annual Spring Prayer Breakfast
  • November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am, Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast

Contact Information:
Deacons Donald & Dorothy Gholston

For prayer request: prayers@zionbaptistchurch.net