Prayer is like opening the heart to God as to a friend. It can be personal, in the quietness of our home, a quiet moment during a break at work, or together with family, friends, or church members in a worship service.
We also see the value of praying for each other: Giving thanks for the good times, sharing our concerns with God in times of difficulty or challenge. We pray daily in our office worship at Church Headquarters and would be delighted to include you in our prayer time. If you have something to pray about or give thanks for, then please visit our Prayer Services at the Adventist Discovery Centre
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him. Steps to Christ, p 93
John 17:20, 21
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message that all of you may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I in you.
2 Chronicles 7:14, 15
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear in heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers...
And I say unto you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened... If you then, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!
These Bible verses all encourage us to know that God listens and understands. Every week-day morning our office family gather for prayer before the working day begins. During this brief period of worship we would be delighted to share your thanks to God, and to also pray for any needs or concerns you may have. Submit your prayer on our Prayer Request form.