God created you to pray. Prayer is so simple that even a child can do it. What are the right words and how long should we keep praying about same thing? Can we know God even hears us when we pray?
Forty days leading up to Easter we focused on our prayer life. We answered the tough questions. And when finished, we began praying with more confidence and greater faith than ever before.
In each small life group had the opportunity to experience: The Purpose of Prayer; How to Pray with Confidence; The Pattern for Prayer; Praying for a Breakthrough; How to Pray in a Crisis. We will also address Why Doesn't God Always Answer the First Time I Pray?
Our goal is to host a small life group in every zip code in Cumberland and Salem Counties. Our purpose is to form healthy relationships outside the our church campus.
We have a short training for the recruitment of facilitators. The lessons will be presented on DVDs but the facilitator will encourage each of the group participants to move forward in the area of prayer.
Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church, one of the largest churches in the world. He is the author of "The Purpose Driven Life" and also presenting the "40 Days of Prayer" by DVD.
Pastor Doug will be providing a message on Sundays to introduce each theme. The small group discussions will be taken from the messages and the weekly DVD lessons.
A prayer journal will be introduced and made available for a small fee. Groups will also include daily reading and a weekly note guide.