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  • Prayer Points: Racial Reconciliation

    On Sunday evening, July 2, we gathered together for our second quarterly prayer night. The theme for the evening was Racial Reconciliation. Prayer points and scripture readings from the meeting are below for your continued use.2017 Quarterly Prayer MeetingRacial Reconciliation“From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.” - Isaiah 64:4“…Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, everyone who...

  • Prayer of Praise: Meredith Lewanowicz

    On Sunday, July 9, Meredith Lewanowicz opened our meeting with a Prayer of Praise. The text of her prayer is below. We hope that it continues to inspire and encourage your hearts this week.Father God, to the glory of your name, we join in proclaiming the eternal truth that you are All in All.

  • Prayer of Praise: Suzanne Verougstraete

    On Sunday, June 25, Suzanne Verougstraete brought a Prayer of Praise to our church to start worship at our Sunday meeting. The text of her prayer is written blow. We hope that her words will continue to encourage and inspire your hearts.In Psalm 145 it says, "I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

  • A Prayer of Confession: John Buffington

    On Sunday, June 18, John Buffington brought a Prayer of Confession to our church during worship at our Sunday meeting. The text of his prayer is written blow. We hope that his words will continue to encourage and convict your hearts.Lord, we approach you boldly as we know You are not only a God of love, but you are love personified.

  • A Prayer of Confession: Darla Rogness

    On Sunday, April 23, Darla Rogness brought a Prayer of Confession to our church during worship at our Sunday meeting. The text of her prayer is written blow. We hope that her words will continue to encourage and convict your hearts.Dear Heavenly Father, We come before you this morning confessing that we are sinners saved by your grace.

  • A Prayer of Praise: Rich Siefring

    On Sunday, Rich Siefring brought a Prayer of Praise to our church at the start of our Sunday meeting. The text of his prayer is written below. We hope that his words will continue to encourage and inspire your hearts.Father,We draw near to You this morning to sing praise and thanksgiving to Your Holy Name.Blessed be Your Name, for it was You who sent your Son, Jesus, into this world to seek and to save lost sinners like us.Blessed be Your Name, for it was You who gave us saving faith to repent o...

  • 2017 Quarterly Prayer Nights

    “From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.” - Isaiah 64:4For the last few years, we’ve hosted an annual day of prayer in January to intercede for the mission of the gospel in our church, in our city, and around the world. God has used these meetings to strengthen our confidence in his power to provide for every need, and we’ve watched him marvelously answer our requests.We want to build on...

  • A Prayer of Praise: Peter Burdette

    On Sunday, Peter Burdette brought a Prayer of Praise to our church as the start of our Sunday meeting. The text of his written prayer is below. We hope that his words will continue to encourage and inspire your hearts.Father, we praise You for Your love is greater and stronger than we could ever imagine.

  • A Prayer of Confession

    Last Sunday, Tom Sturgeon brought a Prayer of Confession to our church as a part of the Sunday meeting. Many have requested the text of this prayer. Tom has provided it for us below.

  • Praying for the Persecuted Church

    American Christians are largely sheltered from the kinds of persecution believers face around the world. We don’t get arrested for giving someone a Bible, find for sharing the gospel, or beaten for pastoring a church. But many do.

  • Pray for Us

    In last Sunday's message, we saw in Mark 9:29 that prayer is necessary for spiritual work.  In fact, no lasting work ever occurs without prayer.  The Apostle Paul believed that, and frequently communicated that to his followers: "Pray for us!" So when Josh Blount, one of the pastors in our sister church in Franklin, WV,  asked how their church can pray for KingsWay this Sunday, I was so grateful.

  • Fifth Petition: God's Deliverance

    “Deliver us from overpowering temptations and the evil one” In Jesus’ prayer, He reminds us that we are in a war with the world, our flesh, and the devil as our enemies.  It is a battle for our souls and we are often out-matched.  We need help! The first part is a prayer is for deliverance from overwhelming temptation that includes riches, power, and honor which incline our hearts to believe that we do not need God.  It reminds us that we are weak and prone to sin and in need of G...

  • Fourth Petition: God's Forgiveness

    “Forgive our sins as we forgive others” The glory of the Gospel is that Jesus died to set us free from the guilt and penalty of sin.  So God has graciously forgiven those who confess their sins through the finished work of Christ upon the Cross. But an unforgiving heart cannot accept the forgiveness graciously given by God. Because we have been forgiven, a forgiven man or woman must be a forgiver.

  • Third Petition: God's Provision

    “Give us each day our daily bread” God created us to depend on Him daily!  Since we are in constant need and each day requires fresh provision, Jesus instructs us to bring our everyday needs to our Father.  We glorify our Father when we come with so-called "little things.” Jesus’ prayer is the only place in Greek literature where the word "daily" appears.  It is best translated, ”Our bread of tomorrow, give us today.”  Tomorrow reminds us of our eternal future with God. ...

  • Second Petition: God's Rule

    “May Your kingdom come & Your will be done” In yesterday's blog, we saw that Jesus calls us to pray to “Our dearest Father” for His name to be respected as holy. The second petition flows from the first.  When God’s name is honored, His kingdom comes.  When someone recognizes the awesome holiness of God, he falls on his face before God as a subject kneels before his king. A prayer for God’s kingdom to come & His will to be done anticipates a future time when Jesus will return, ...

  • First Petition: God’s Name

    “May Your name be respected as holy” Names mean something.  So it’s easy to be offended when someone mocks, misspells, mispronounces or forgets our name because dishonoring a person’s name dishonors that person.  That was even more true in the Hebrew culture where a person’s family, character and position were often reflected in their name. For that reason, “Hallowed be Your Name” isn’t simply an extension of “Father” or an assertion that His Name is holy.  Rather, it’s a petition...

  • Addressing God as Father

    “When you pray, say: “Father” These words provide an amazing beginning to our week of prayer!  Rightly understood, this is the most unexpected part of the Disciples Prayer.  Jesus invites those who have turned from their sins and trusted the Savior to address the creator and ruler of the universe as “Father.” To make it even better, the Aramaic word Jesus uses is “Abba,” the familiar word used by Jewish children to affectionately call their daddy.  We might say, "Dearest Father.”&...

  • Week of Prayer

       Martin Luther wrote, “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”  Praying is the great privilege of Christian life.  And the blessing of praying individually is even more pronounced as we pray together.  Jesus promised, “Where two or three come together in My Name, there am I with them." On Saturday, January 10, we’ll gather to begin the new year with our third annual Day of Prayer.  During the past two years, we’ve ...

  • Pray for Somalia

    God’s plans and purposes in this world are bigger than us.  His glory is too great for his praise to be confined to suburban America. God’s will and intent is that the praise of his name would be sung in every land, in every language, by every people and every nation. “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.

  • Pray for Malaysia

    "Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!" (Psalm 67:3) On the last Sunday of every month, we set aside time to pray for the ministry of the gospel around the world. Last Sunday, Josh led us in praying for Malaysia, which has been in the news recently since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  Here's a short video that will help you know how to pray for Malaysia this month. If you're not able to view the video, click here.