Prayer is essential for the people of God and the mission of God.
Through prayer, God not only hears our requests, but also desires to speak to us.
Here are some ways for you to get invoved in prayer at the Summit.
DAILY PRAYER ---- Begin each day with prayer! Getting up 10 minutes early could make a huge difference in your prayer life and your experience of God in your daily life.
If starting your day in prayer isn’t what you usually do, or your daily prayer time has grown stale or routine, use this as an opportunity to develop or renew this experience. Here are a few suggestions:
Select a time and place. Make an appointment for yourself and God that you couldn’t imagine breaking. You don’t run out of the house in the morning without brushing your teeth, showering and dressing. Setting aside 10 uninterrupted minutes in a quiet place can make a big difference. Soon, as you find this to more joy than obligation, you may find yourself giving more time.
ACTS - This simple acronym can help give structure to your prayers.
A Start with “adoration”. Begin by thinking about how awesome Jesus is and telling him about it. Praise Him for any of his attributes of love or holiness or power.
C is for “confession”. If there’s something specific you know you need to confess, do it. And believe that you are forgiven, because you are. (1 John 1:9)
T stands for “thanksgiving”. Before you start asking for stuff, think about all that God does for you and has done for you. Thank Him specifically for the things you take for granted, like food, shelter, and life. Thank Him for specific things you enjoy. Thanks Him for the little things. Thank Him for the big stuff too.
S is for the word “supplication”. That’s when we pray for God to “supply” the things we need or even the things we desire. Pray for yourself. Pray for others. For this, it’s really helpful to have a list. When you think of something you need to pray about, add it to the list. Once you start this habit, you’ll find you remember to pray more often throughout the day. Soon, instead of trying to fix things yourself, your first impulse will be to pray to the One who can really do something about it.
Philippians 4:4-7 is a great Bible passage that you can use as an outline for prayer that basically covers the ACTS principles.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
JOIN A SMALL GROUP
Our small groups make prayer a priority when they meet together and are committed to praying for eachother,
our church and our world.
JOIN A PRAYER TEAM
Each of our campuses have opportunities
to be a part of a prayer team.