At Redemption Church, we value the importance of prayer. Prayer is the means whereby we reach out to the One who forgives our sin, meets our needs, changes our lives, and transforms our world through the power of Jesus Christ. As we cry out to Him in repentance and surrender, He meets us where we are and guides us to where He would have us to be.
Samuel Chadwick, a British pastor from the 1800s, once said, “Satan dreads nothing but prayer. His one concern is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, he mocks our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.”
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.
Here are some resources to encourage you as you prayer: