Prayer

Prayer comes first. And second. And third.

A.C.T.S.

When we trust in Christ through faith we enter into an intimate relationship with a personal God who has chosen to reveal himself through creation, Jesus, and the Bible. Our understanding of God and our faith in him are cultivated not only through reading the Bible, but also through prayer. Praying is a way to experience and express intimacy with God.

Developing a consistent and vibrant prayer life is vital to our growth as a disciple of Christ. Start by committing 15 minutes each day to prayer. The ACTS model (below) is a simple way to structure your time and is a great way to respond to what God reveals to you as you read his Word with either the Whole Story reading plan or Every Verse plan this year.

Adoration: As you read the Scripture, reflect on the character of God revealed in his Word. Let that revelation lead you to worship and adore your God.

Confess: The Word of God will do it’s work of exposing and uncovering sin. Respond to that conviction by agreeing with God that what he says about your sin is right. Pray for the desire and willingness to follow Christ in full obedience.

Thanksgiving: Where do you see God working? Where does his Word remind you of his deeds. Spend time thanking God for his faithfulness in your life and in the lives of others.

Supplication: God’s Word helps us understand his purposes and his plans, it reminds us of all that he has promised to do. Ask God to give you the desires of his heart as you pray for your needs and the needs of others. This can include prayer for friends, family, church, missionaries, government leaders, and the movement of the gospel around the world.

Read the Bible RDU

Pray scripture back to God. Find scripture that relates to what you are learning or going through, and pray those scriptures to God. If you are not sure where to start, check out the daily Bible reading plan and start praying through today’s reading.

Bible Reading PlanFollow along @readthebiblerdu

Prayer Ministry Opportunities

Pray for our church and church planters specifically and regularly. Use the links below (bookmark it or visit summitrdu.com/currentrequests) to intercede for our church family.

Pray For Our WorldCurrent Prayer Requests

Campus Prayer Opportunities

Boiler Room

At the Summit, we believe that prayer is an essential part of our lives as individuals and as a church. Prayer is the place where we experience and express intimacy with God. It is also the place from which we derive power for life and ministry.

Charles Spurgeon, famous preacher in 19th century England, referred to the prayer gatherings of his church as the “boiler room.”  In Spurgeon’s time, boiler rooms were the powerhouses, the driving forces of everything. And he believed that prayer was the spiritual power behind the effectiveness of his ministry.

At every Summit campus there is an opportunity for you to gather and pray for God’s blessing on the worship gatherings. As a part of the Boiler Room team you can choose to participate during any service time as frequently as you like. Prayer guides and tips for praying will be posted in this group that will help you maximize your time in prayer.

Join your campus prayer team:

Each of our campuses also have opportunities for you to pray for each other by way of a group on The City (no commitment required).

Organize an In-Home Prayer Group

Gathering together with friends, neighbors, and coworkers for prayer can be a powerful time as you engage in the mission of God. We have provided a document that will guide through setting up a local prayer meeting and give practical tips on group prayer.

How To Set Up A Local Prayer Meeting

Join a Small Group

Our small groups make prayer a priority when they meet together and are committed to praying for each other, our church and our world.

Join a Small Group