"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Prayer enables us to communicate intimately with the Creator of the Universe.
But what is prayer exactly? What does it look like? An excerpt from Prayer Coach, Senior Pastor Jim Nicodem's book on prayer offers a description.
"You may already be familiar with the acronym CHAT as an outline for talking with God: Confess, Honor, Ask, Thank. This is more than a cliched summary of balanced praying. It's a call to a spiritual discipline, one that will bring depth to your prayer life. (You can) learn how to confess sin in a way that gets the roots out: honor God with prayer that's more profound than the generic, "I praise you for who you are"; ask for your needs to be met - while discovering that every request is an opportunity to be drawn closer to God; thank God in every situation, especially trials." (pg. 13)
Christ Community Church has many opportunities for you to learn more about prayer - just check out our resource page for book, magazine and other ideas to help you develop your prayer muscles. We provide multiple opportunities on a weekly basis to actually pray. Look at the opportunities where you can get hands-on experience praying for those in need. Finally, we believe in caring and supporting one another by praying for the needs of the body. Simply submit your request by clicking on the link to the right and know that a team of people is faithfully lifting those needs before the throne of God.
"And remember, as we come near to God in prayer, He will come near to you." (James 4:8)
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