Why we Pray


There are basically three types of prayer which occur in our services: 

1. Lead Prayer - where one person prays on behalf of the whole congregation,

2. Congregational Prayer - when the service is open for those who would like to lead us in prayer.

3. Prayer in Groups - sometimes we divide our congregation into small groups to pray with one another for a few minutes. This gives opportunity for more people to pray then would otherwise allow. It is easier for those who are praying in public for the first time.

Should you find yourself in such a group for the first time, DO NOT FEEL THAT YOU HAVE TO PRAY but, of course, please feel free to pray if you so desire. 

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ” (Galatians 8:2)

You will notice that we do not use a prayer book. We have nothing against these but do encourage people to talk to God in their own words knowing that He sees the cry of our hearts rather then the words of our mouths.

You will notice that people often quote scripture in their prayers—as did the people of the old testament. 

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