We are a praying Church. We pray because prayer storms Heaven's Gates and moves God to action. God cares about us. He is above and we are below. The Bible informs us that “the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are open to our prayers.” We pray to acknowledge our dependence upon Him: We are and can be nothing apart from Him. Prayer recognizes that. God is the giver of all good gifts. If everything good comes from Him, then in prayer we rightfully seek and ask of Him those things that are on our hearts.
We believe it’s important to pray because the Bible says that the prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much. [James 5:16] God longs to show Himself mighty on our behalf and He invites us to come to Him with our requests. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. [Phip 4:6 ] He uses our prayers to accomplish His purposes. It is one of the most amazing and humbling realities in the universe, but it is true. Our prayers may be the very means He uses to save our children, to provide health to the person on the prayer list, or maintain unity in our local church. Frankly, we would be overwhelmed right now if we knew how purposeful and meaningful, God has made our prayers.