When should we pray? Or how often? Should we pray three times a day? It was the custom of a pious Jewish person to pray three times a day. It sounds Biblical.
But wait! Psalm 119:164 says, “Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.” So is it three? Is it seven? But real prayer . . . real conversation with God . . . is more than just checking boxes and making sure we’ve hit our quota for the day. This Sunday, we will drill down on how we can "Pray Continually."
Jesus said in John 15 that we needed, more than anything, to be connected to the "True Vine," which Jesus identified as Himself. Prayer is like oxygen in the spirit world; we need it to function. And in Luke 22, it was as if Jesus was breathing in deeply before taking the big plunge at Calvary. Jesus was praying like it mattered, because it did. This Sunday we will close out our series on prayer, hoping that we too can pray like Jesus . . . hoping that we can pray like it matters.
How do we pray? When faced with that question, it's best to see if Jesus ever offered any advice. Thankfully for us, He gives us a blueprint on how to pray. This Sunday, we will check it out as Will Tyler brings our message.
Have you ever taken a step back and thought, "Why pray?" It's strange to me how something so simple can be so complex and perplexing. And yet, prayer is the method by which we not only communicate with God, but commune with God.
This Sunday, we will attempt to answer the question, "What is prayer?" The answer is much deeper and more vast than we might think. Ultimately, what we will discover is that prayer is a remarkable and fantastic adventure with God. Our hope is that you will join us in this adventure.