WHY PRAY?

We pray because Jesus prayed and he taught his disciples to pray. Prayer is a form of intimacy with God which offers us an opportunity to hear him, to praise and thank him, and bring our deepest needs and desires before him. In prayer we encounter the living Spirit of God who speaks to us and works to heal us and shape us into the likeness of Christ.

 

Prayer Guide for Our Nation After the Election

We invite you to download our Prayer Guide to lead you in prayer. We’ve designed it for you to follow with five specific topics (Supplications). Each topic includes composed prayers (collects), bidding sentences (for extemporaneous prayer), and Scripture readings pertaining to each prayer topic for reflection and inspiration for further prayer. Our goal is to lift up in prayer before the Lord, as with one voice, these issues, which concern us all:

  1. A fair, transparent and timely result to the elections and for a gracious and peaceful response to the results throughout the country
  2. Peace and reconciliation, along the lines of race in our country, and for the church to be an effective witness to the world in these matters
  3. Peace and reconciliation along political lines in our country
  4. The Coronavirus pandemic
  5. An effective witness by us as a congregation to our city and beyond

 

How to Pray

Download this Lenten prayer booklet that Rev. Claudia Greggs put together for us, Forty Days with the Psalms, and read through all 150 psalms. We’ll praise God in the morning, acknowledge him at noon and petition him at night. We hope you’ll make this part of your prayer discipline during Lent – and beyond.

Please note that the Psalms translation used in this booklet is found in the Anglican Church in North America’s Book of Common Prayer 2019 and here is a quote from their new prayerbook regarding this translation: “The Coverdale Psalter of 1535 (employed with every Prayer Book from the mid-16th to the mid-20th centuries) is one of the timeless treasures of the Book of Common Prayer. It has here been renewed for contemporary use… The numbering of verses in the New Coverdale Psalter in certain psalms may differ from the numbering found in other translations.” (page 268, Book of Common Prayer, Anglican Church in North America)

 

For helpful suggestions about prayer, download our prayer booklet, Devoted to Prayer.

 

Join Others in Prayer

  • All Parish Prayer: Every Monday, 5-6pm in the Tower Chapel (2nd floor lobby).
  • Neighborhood Gospel Prayer Walk: Meet in the Courtyard at 9am to begin the walk, 9-10am, first Saturday of the month (except July).
  • Community Groups: In addition to study and fellowship, members of our Community Groups pray for one another. Learn more about joining a Community Group.

 

Receiving Prayer

  • Sundays: our trained intercessors are available in our Prayer Corner to pray with anyone during Communion and at the conclusion of our Sunday worship services. You can trust our team members to pray faithfully according to Scripture and to keep your prayer requests confidential.
  • A Night of Praise and Healing Prayer: learn more. In addition, read a few testimonies of healing prayer and be encouraged.

 

Prayer Ministries Contact

Rev. Claudia Greggs, Clergy Associate for Christian Formation
(919) 833-4202, ext. 227,  cgreggs@htcraleigh.org