During each Sunday morning Worship Service at Town Creek, teams of two pray for our service, our congregation, the global church, and our world.
“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
I Peter 3:12
Why do we pray?
Scripture tells us that God hears the prayers of the righteous and that when we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. It also tells us that when we ask, seek and knock, the door is opened to us. Prayer is the “key” and is a powerful weapon.
Why do we pray during worship service?
It is during this time that a great cosmic battle goes on because the ruler of this world, Satan, does not want us to hear God’s powerful Word. God’s Word, heard through singing, praying, teaching and preaching changes lives. Unbelievers can hear the good news about how they can be saved from destruction. We ask that the Holy Spirit move among our people and bring conviction, forgiveness, renewal and encouragement.
Do I have to make up the prayers?
There is a typed guide every week that follows the ACTS format: Adoration (praising God for Who He is), Confession (silently admitting to God anything that could create a barrier between you and Him), Thanksgiving (thanking God for what He has done), and Supplication (asking for His help). We pray for our pastors, their families, their marriages, our staff, our teachers, our children and students, and each member’s family by name. Those with concerns on the prayer list are prayed for during this time.
Who can pray in the prayer room?
If you are righteous, God hears your prayers. You are righteous if you are a believer and have accepted the righteousness of Christ. It is Christ Who makes it possible for us to pray to the Father. Teams of two pray on Sunday during worship: 2 women, 2 men, or a husband/ wife team. Teams average twice a year but some request it more often. Many find it a blessing and are very uplifted after serving in the prayer room.
Contact Julie Hardaway if you are interested in serving.