Henri Nouwen writes of prayer:
“Prayer is the language of the Christian community. In prayer the nature of the community becomes visible because in prayer we direct ourselves to the one who forms the community. We do not pray to each other, but together we pray to God, who calls us and makes us into a new people.”
“Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life” p.156
Prayer has become a driving force in the life of Bethel Lutheran. Through the prayer chain, prayer team and prayer time on Sunday mornings members focus on the hurts and needs of others. Over the years their dependance on and participation in the prayer ministry has deepened their relationship with God and others. In other words, through prayer Bethel is being shaped, formed and sent to care for others.
“Is any one in trouble? That person should pray. Is any one happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? That person should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
All About Prayer
Prayer is “talking with God”. We make it so much more difficult than it is, for it is simple, like talking with your best friend. How would you approach him or her with your deepest concern? The difference is that God knows you even better than your best friend, better than your family and yes, even better than you know yourself. So, seek ways to pray that are comfortable for you.
Learn to pray:
in your car
in the morning
in the afternoon
in the evening
the list goes on