If you ever get to a place in your life where you feel like something is missing, it’s probably a connection problem: you are disconnected from God and too connected to the world. Prayer and fasting can have a powerful impact on setting your life back on track.
Prayer connects us to God.
The more time you spend with something or someone, the more confidence you build in it. The same is true for God. The more time you spend with God, the more your faith in Him will grow.
Fasting is one of the least known disciplines in the church, but it is a practice mentioned both in the Old and New Testament of the Bible and by Jesus Himself, and it has incredible power for our lives today.
Fasting disconnects us from the world.
Fasting isn’t about punishing yourself because God wants you to suffer, rather it’s about intentionally disconnecting from wordly things for a season so you can hear from God and experience the full life He has for you.
21 DAYS OF PRAYER
Since the beginning of this church, we have set our hearts to be a people of prayer. The call has simply been, “Pray First.” In every situation, whether good or bad, we try to pray before we act. Many times people act first and then want God to bail them out of that situation, but prayer should be our first response, not our last resort.
Understanding the necessity of prayer is not enough. In order for it to become a part of our life, it needs to become something we look forward to doing. I’m convinced most people don’t enjoy prayer because they have never been taught how to pray. That’s where this simple prayer journal can help. Using several prayer models out of the Bible and having some guides to make prayer more personal, this booklet is designed to bring joy into your time with God. When you discover the beauty of daily conversation with Him, you’ll experience the presence of God that will change your life.
Once you learn how to pray, prayer can become a part of everyday life. And then…
Before the day begins—
Before you go to bed—
Before you go to work or school—
Before you send that text—
Before you eat, drive or travel—
When bad things happen—
Before bad things happen—
In every situation—PRAY FIRST!
Prayer changes everything!
Our team would love to pray for you and whatever is happening in your life right now. You can request prayer online or by filling out a prayer card at any of our services.
PRAYER SMALL GROUPS
If you want to learn more about prayer or foster a lifestyle of prayer any our life, join a prayer small group. Whether you are just learning to pray, or if you feel called to prayer ministry, prayer small groups are a great way to connect with others and see God work through prayer.
For those who feel called to make a difference through prayer, our Prayer Dream Team prays before both Sunday services for the people attending and those leading. To learn more about how to serve on the Prayer Dream Team, attend the First Church Welcome to Membership Growth Track.