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One of the most important things we ask of our partners is prayer. In the book of Revelation, as John is peering into God's throne room anticipating the renewal of all things, we're told that the sweet incense ushering and guiding the lamb to begin the restorative work is the prayers of God's people (Revelation 5:8). 

Prayers are not merely desperate pleas offered a greater power in times of need. We shouldn't throw them up in the air like we're tossing money into a vending machine. Prayers are conversations with our loving Father. They are lines of communication between a general and a soldier. They are the proof of our dependance and they are the beginning of our reliance. 

Without the consistent and regular prayer of our people, enacting dependance on our God, we'd be ill equipped to do anything of significance.  So we must ask and seek and knock and discover the increase of God's Spirit to work through us (Luke 11:1-13

the Lord's prayer

As Jesus taught us to pray:

Our Father, who is in heaven.

Your name is unlike any other name.

May your kingdom come and your will be done.

Here in our lives and homes and communities and throughout earth, just as it is done in heaven.

Be our provider for everything we need.

Forgive us in the same manner we forgive those who have wronged us.

Lead us away from everything not of you.

Protect us from the Evil One: his schemes, his lies, his ways. 

a tool

One tool we encourage for personal and communal prayer is a the memorization of the Lord's prayer and a daily, slow, journey through it. 

Begin by thinking about your day--your experience upon this earth. What is burdening you? Where do you lack peace? 

The prayer Jesus offers reveals a lot. It reveals God's character, his restorative kingdom, his provision, his forgiveness, his guidance and his protection. 

As you enter this prayer, God may call you to stop at one of these revelations and He may speak to exactly that which burdens you. These six intersections then will provide you space to talk with God about your experience. 

Are you worried you won't have enough? God is your provider. Is there pain and brokenness in a relationship? May your kingdom come. Are you tempted to fall into addiction? God lead me away! Are you unsure of who God is? Reveal your character, Father!    

we want to pray for you

Please let us know how we can pray for you. 

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