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Andrew and Heather Fowler

Prayer Ministry

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Prayer Ministry is an intentional response to the powerful gift of prayer that God has given to the Church. By establishing Prayer Ministry as one of the ministry areas of our congregation (likened to your stewardship, evangelism, and worship ministries etc.), it gives a team of prayerful people the opportunity to intentionally seek God's will and advance the power of prayer in our congregation.

Jesus says, "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8)

A growing prayer ministry is the most powerful way to direct and capture motivation for witnessing and service in our communities. Many people in today's culture are seeking to be connected with God and to find something beyond themselves. Prayer is the conduit that connects us to God and opens up the possibilities of direction and understanding. It is a good time for the Church, as the body of Christ, to reestablish and advance our understanding, use and development of this powerful gift as an effective tool for ministry and outreach.

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone." "...and what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well."
(1 Timothy 2:1 & 2 Timothy 2:2.)
  • In the Lord's Prayer, we are taught to pray, "your kingdom come, your will be done" (Matthew 6:10). Why should we be taught by our Lord to prayer this petition, if our prayers do not impact its outcome?
  • God wants to be in a relationship with all people. If God does not need our prayers, why did Jesus say that we are to "ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers in his harvest?" (Luke 10:2)
  • We are to be God's hands, feet and voice in our world. "So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us" (2 Corinthians 5:20). Ambassadors are people who have been authorized and sent to represent a particular country. We have been sent by God to be witnesses, to make disciples, and to intercede on behalf of individuals to God in prayer.
We are praying for an opening in the heavens over the city of Charleston, and our nation so that when the glory of God comes, the people in our city can't resist, because the stronghold of the demonic powers will be broken. How does that happen? It happens through a visitation of the manifestation of the glory of God. Oh, that prayers would arise that would both close the gates of hell and open the windows of heaven.

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