‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God’
Prayer is simply speaking to God. The Bible tells us to pray at all times and about everything. And that in every circumstance we are to make our requests known to God simply by speaking to Him in prayer. We know that God hears and answers prayer (Ps 65:1) (Ps 143:1). Prayer is a vital part of the Christian life and is similarly vital to the health of any Church. Prayer is our lifeline, our oxygen, our communication system to God. The theologian Martin Luther is reputed to have once said that ‘To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing’.
We meet for prayer as a Congregation on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 PM at the Church hall. This is where the congregation gathers together to pray for God’s work among us in Ness and in Lewis, as well as throughout the country and the world. There is also a less formal early morning prayer meeting in the Church vestry on Tuesday mornings at 6 AM, where we meet to intercede mainly for God’s work among us as a congregation.
Prayer is also always available in an individual and private way. The minister, elders and deacons would be more than happy to pray with and for anyone, all you have to do is ask any of the office bearers.