Prayer is pouring out our heart before God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving.
(New City Catechism, Question 38)
Prayer is taking part in God’s work by communing and cooperating with God. In prayer we open our lives to the renewal of God’s presence and we participate in what God is doing because prayer is God’s ordained means of bringing His Kingdom and establishing His will in the world and in our lives. When we pray, we confess our dependence on God and our personal and corporate inability to bring about His good purposes. We abide in Christ by prayer. We cast our cares on God by prayer. We confess and are freed from our sins in prayer. God meets us and gives us new life through prayer.
God calls us to pray without ceasing. Jesus ever lives to make intercession (pray) for us. The Holy Spirit intercedes (prays) for us with groans too deep for words. We pray individually and in groups, coming to God “in love, perseverance, and gratitude, in humble submission to God’s will, knowing that, for the sake of Christ, He always hears our prayers.”
Because prayer is so fundamental to our life in Christ at TCC, we offer several opportunities to pray.
- Prayer individually
- Prayer distribution list
- Ministry prayer after the service
- Community Groups
- Regular prayer groups