We believe firmly in the power of prayer. We would like to pray for you and your concerns. Please send us your Prayer Requests.
Hour of Prayer
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
7:00 – 8:00pm
Music and Prayer
hosted by the Prayer Team on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month
HeBrews Coffee House serves complimentary coffee.
A gift from the BCUMC Prayer Ministry
The Prayer Ministry is offering the latest edition of Free to be Like Jesus, a book by Rev. Tommy Hays, at no charge. A limited quantity is available in the Bear Creek UMC Office.
Prayer at the Western Wall
To lift up your concerns to the Lord, please visit the Bear Creek UMC Western Wall in the Family Life Center, Room 101, from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesdays, or from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Sundays. You may also tuck a prayer inside one of the crevices as they do at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
A TIME TO PRAY TOGETHER
A relationship with God means bringing our hearts’ concerns to Him both individually and as a church family. For this reason, the Bear Creek UMC Prayer Ministry Team organized A Time to Pray Together.
Open to any person who wants to join in prayer, the gathering is held every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:15am in the Family Life Center, Room 102.
Are you called to pray?
The Bear Creek UMC Prayer Ministry is looking for more volunteers to pray for the needs of our church’s members and visitors.
“Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be they name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
By God’s transforming grace, the Prayer Ministry will guide the church to become a people of prayer in a personal agape relationship with God.
To be a dynamic church with people experiencing God through the power of prayer.
“My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations”. Isaiah 56:7
What is prayer?
1. The act of making a reverent petition to God, or
2. An act of communion with God, such as in devotion, confession, praise or thanksgiving.
Do I pray for myself or others?
When you pray for yourself, that’s called petitionary prayer. When you pray for others, it’s called intercessory prayer. It is natural to pray for ourselves, but God wants us also to intercede for others and not only those who love us, but even our enemies!
Access to the Trinity
We have access to God through the Holy Spirit with Jesus Christ as our great High Priest and Intercessor!
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit intercedes for us In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. “And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will”. Romans 8:26-27 (NIV)
Jesus is our High Priest
“Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need”. Hebrews 4:14-17 (NIV)
So pray with confidence knowing the Spirit intercedes for us and Jesus is our High Priest! How about praying daily and learning new methods of prayer to enhance your relationship with God?
Sometimes you need a place to get away and pray
If you are looking for a place to get away and pray. Come check out our Memorial Prayer Garden.
At various times we will hold a prayer vigil. We continuously lift up prayer around the clock. We have prepared a guide to help you in how to participate in a prayer vigil. BCUMC Prayer Vigil Prayer Guide
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