Prayer 2017-03-27T14:57:54+00:00

Prayer can do anything God can do.

Prayer is much more than simply talking to God. Prayer is communicating with God. The bible tells us to be “faithful in prayer.” At New Beginnings we desire for every member to be faithful to prayer, personal private prayer, public prayer, small group prayer Having the right attitude is very important in prayer. The bible tells us that being authentic in prayer is essential. We don’t pray to impress others or impress God, but to express many things to God. Jesus modeled prayer for us in Matthew 5. Jesus showed us how to utilize prayer to express His love for God. He pattern prayers of:

Adoration

Praising God for Who He is, extolling His perfect character, nature, and virtues.

Thanksgiving

Praising God for what He has done. Jesus showed us how to utilize prayer to express God’s will purposes.

Supplication

We ask God to supply our needs. We pray for God’s will to be done in our personal lives, in our family, in our church, in our ministry, in our jobs, in our country. Jesus utilized prayer to ask God to provide for our needs. Rick Warren remind us that we should focus on our “needs” and not on our “greeds,” Jesus showed us how to ask for spiritual protection.

Confession

Jesus showed us how we should ask God to forgive us so we can remain in fellowship with Him. When we confess our sin and ask God for forgiveness: We must ask the Holy Spirit to reveal every sin. We must confess each sin specifically. We must make restitution to others when necessary. We must, by faith, accept God’s forgiveness. He pattern prayers of

Intersession

Jesus showed us how to prayer for others. We must pray for and offer forgiveness for anyone who has wronged us. We also must pray on the behalf of others: our leaders, our neighbors, our friends, and our enemies.

Phil. 4:6-7; Romans 12:12; Matthew 6:5-8; Matthew 6:9-15; 1 John 1:9; 1 John 5:14-15; John 16:24; John 15:5

Prayer Request

Our pastoral staff and our prayer team are vigilant prayer warriors. They take your prayer requests very seriously with full discretion and will prayer over you until you give an update.