Do you believe in the power of prayer? Maybe? Not yet? Let's try it together.
Signs, wonders, and miracles of all kinds do happen when people pray. If you want someone to pray with you, members of our Prayer Team are available before or after our Sunday worship service, or ask for an appointment with a small group to pray with you.
Things really do get better when we ask God for help. We'd love to pray with you! We've seen God encounter many with joy, comfort, deliverance, healing, freedom and wholeness. Prayer ministry appointments last 1 1/2 - 2 hours, with an experienced and safe team of 3-4 people with whom you feel comfortable. Contact Sue Huff at Sue@midtownvineyard.org
Why do we pray?
God desires an authentic, life-giving relationship with us, and we connect with God through prayer.
Prayer engages the real power of the Kingdom of God and the blessings Jesus came to share with us: Restoration of relationship with God through Jesus' life, death and resurrection; spiritual, emotional, & physical healing; deliverance from spiritual oppression. We welcome you to visit any of our small groups and check out the possibilities. You can come and go as you please. But you might enjoy it so much, you just keep coming.
How do we pray?
We pray in practical ways through group prayer, adoration, listening and obeying specific leadings of the Holy Spirit, reading the Scriptures, and prayer walks.
We attempt to be biblical and emotionally low key when we pray.
We pray with biblical authority in the power of Jesus' Name, as followers of Christ.
What kinds of prayers do we offer?
We offer prayers of praise, worship, thanksgiving, and petition to God (e.g. Lord's Prayer; open, conversational prayer; silence and listening prayer).
We invite the Holy Spirit to help us understand the Bible and to speak to us about specific issues in our lives and our community. We listen and speak with God.
We also have trained prayer leaders who are equipped to pray with you about developing a relationship with God by receiving His Son Jesus Christ; inner healing prayer for healing spiritual & emotional wounds; prayer for physical healing; and deliverance prayer for overcoming spiritual and generational strongholds. Just ask Sue for an appointment firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample prayer to be in relationship with God:
"Lord, I want to know you personally. I confess that I have done wrong things (sinned), and I ask you to forgive me. Help me to change and lead a new life. I believe Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for all my sins and that he was raised from the dead. Jesus, I invite you to come into my life and be Lord (God) over every area of my life. Thank you for saving me. AMEN (So be it)."
The Bible says that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is LORD (God) and believe (trust) in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved from sin, death and hell (hopeless and eternal separation from God).
If you have invited Jesus into your life to reign as your Lord, you have begun a new relationship with God. We would be honored to help you grow in this new relationship. Please contact us at email@example.com. We are here to help you grow even closer to God and explore the wonderful spiritual journey He has for you. So let us know, and we will do whatever we can to help you along the way.
Call to Prayer before Worship
Let's lift Midtown Vineyard in prayer before the Lord! Come a little bit early on Sunday mornings and pray with us at 9 am downstairs in the fellowship Hall at the church. We invite the Holy Spirit to come and manifest his tangible Presence as we worship. As the Bible says, "God inhabits the praise of His people." We pray for tangible encounters with God that lead to an adventurous and intimate relationship with Jesus.
"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God." (Phil 1:9-11)
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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." (Phil 4:6-7)
"Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." (James 5:13-16)
"Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
(1 Peter 3:10-12)