Invited to Ask: The Principles of Effective Prayer

Text: Nehemiah 1:1-11

James 5:16 says, “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” God is showing us that some prayers are effective, and some aren’t. What does effective prayer look like? Does it matter what we say? What is important to God? What does this mean? How are we to pray? By looking closely at the illustration of Nehemiah, this message answers these questions and presents us with 5 keys to effective prayer.

Prayer Habits

Text: Mark 1:35

Guest speaker Tim DeTellis, President of New Missions, shares from Mark 1:35 about the importance of prayer and gives guidance on how we can build a habit of prayer as believers.

New Missions is a non-profit organization that establishes local churches and Christian schools in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. They provide children with education, food, and medical care so that they can grow strong and make an impact in their community.

Invited to Ask: What to Say When We Pray

Text: Matthew 6:5-15

How does one pray? Have you ever questioned if you were saying the right words? Have you ever felt that you didn’t know if you were getting this whole prayer thing correct? Have you ever thought that there must be some sort of magical formula for prayer? In this message, we receive direct instruction from Jesus about how we are to pray. His example and His instruction teaches three key truths about what we are to say when we pray.

Invited to Ask: Follow the Leader

Text: Luke 11:1-4

Jesus desires for His followers to live a lifestyle of prayer. While this may sound daunting to some, it is important for us to recognize that Jesus didn’t simply demand it, He also demonstrated it. When He walked this earth, He modeled a lifestyle of prayer for His followers to see and learn from. In this message, we learn how we can grow in this discipline by simply following the Leader.