Weekly Prayer Meeting

Thoughts on Prayer  ...

“Prayer is not a way of making use of God; prayer is a way of offering ourselves to God in order that He should be able to make use of us. It may be that one of our great faults in prayer is that we talk too much and listen too little. When prayer is at its highest we wait in silence for God's voice to us; we linger in His presence for His peace and His power to flow over us and around us; we lean back in His everlasting arms and feel the serenity of perfect security in Him.”

William Barclay

 

You are most welcome to join with us to pray.

We meet weekly on Monday evening in the Church Sanctuary at 7pm for an hour

or so of concerted, fervent, believing prayer. 

Everyone is welcome to contribute or to just be present and share in the amen.

 

If you have any prayer requests, we would love to hear from you either by email minister@pershorebaptist.org or in person.


The Scriptures offer us much encouragement to pray.

The Lord Jesus himself declared '"Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a den of robbers." Mark 11:17

Again, he promised: “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in Heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:19 – 20

Before the Day of Pentecost, the disciples “all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication…” Acts 1:14. After Pentecost, the disciples continued steadfastly “in the Apostle’s Doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42

When the early church was afflicted by fierce persecution, “they raised their voice to God with one accord…” Acts 4:24

The first church in Europe was born in a women’s prayer meeting (Acts 16:13 – 15). When Paul and Silas were arrested, they held a midnight prayer meeting even in jail (Acts 16:22 – 26).

Small wonder that the great nineteenth century prince of preachers Charles Spurgeon,  in “Only A Prayer Meeting,” challenged his generation and now ours with these words:

We shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general until the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.” 

Matthew Henry wrote: “When God designs mercy, He stirs up prayer.”

Jonathan Edwards in: “A Call to United, Extraordinary Prayer” writes: “Prayerfulness is the natural response of a heart that is fully caught up in all Christ is to us and for us, over us and within us, through us and before us and upon us. Christ defines our agenda in prayer. Christ opens up the door to Heaven to present our prayers…Christ is the ultimate answer to all our prayers.”

 

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