Ask and you shall receive.
Ask God for your specific requests for yourself and other. Share what’s on your heart and where you need God’s help, guidance, and healing. Pray about the needs others have shared with you and come along beside them in prayer. This is the time to lay it all with God and fully open your heart.
As you pray, though, prepare your heart to accept God’s response to these prayers. Know he may not answer in the way you expect or wish, but he will answer in his way, in his timing, and to his glory. Submit your heart to God – “not my will, God, but yours be done.”
Jesus teaches us to pray for our daily needs... "Give us this day our daily bread… Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." This is a good thing, but the best thing is to pray in line with His desires and will. He says, "Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."
This is the way Jesus prays at his most crucial moment in the garden just before going to the cross... He prays for what he wants, but then he prays for what he wants more. "“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” (Luke 22:42)
Not sure what to pray for?
We'll have a slideshow running in the auditorium to prompt you to pray for certain ministries, people, and circumstances in our world.
Still not sure what to pray for? LOTS of prayer requests were submitted.
In addition, here is a quick, top-of-mind list of things and people to pray for.
That lost neighbor or friend
"Your Kingdom come"
COVID-19 situation locally, in our state, our nation, and world
please pray for your pastor and staff
Children and families in our community
Leaders across the board
School officials, staff, teachers
Spend as much time as you need here. Let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Wrap it up: Final steps next.