Welcome to the Praying Families Network
The Praying Families Network (PRN)
Prayer is a communication with God through the Holy Spirit by the power Jesus Christ. We believe in power of prayer to change lives, people and circumstances. While God is not a short order cook in the kitchen of heaven taking prayers to cook up, He is God the values the sincere and earnest communication with His through prayer.
The Praying Families Network (PRN) exists to encourage and guide each members of this ministry to life a life of prayer. Both individually, corporately and to make prayer a central part of every ministry, family, individual and activity of Christian Faith World Ministries Center. A church and family that prayers together stays together!
The Praying Families Network (PRN) consist of several prayer focused efforts all designed to encourage prayer in the live of a believer.
Value and Importance of Prayer
Prayer is a priority and God is calling us to prayer in these days. Prayer is to the Christian what oxygen is to the lungs. God has given us the privilege of prayer so that we may know Him and know His will for our lives. He knows that we are unable to follow His path in the world apart from His power. It is through prayer that He is able to speak to us and hold us close to Him so that we might accomplish His will daily.
We pray because Jesus told us to pray. We pray because Jesus Himself prayed. We pray as a church because it is impossible for the Body of Christ to know His will and have the power to accomplish it apart from prayer. This is why our pastor is calling us all to specific times of prayer as an individual and as a church family in order to attain greater levels of commitment in our prayer times.
Relationship with God – We believe that prayer is the heart of the Christian life, being the primary means by which we communicate with God and learn to abide in Him.
Obedience – We believe that obedience to God’s Word requires our complete devotion to prayer, so that as a church we must become a “house of prayer,” and as individuals we must pursue a life of prayer and ever-growing intimacy with our Lord.
Love – We believe that loving one another as Christ commanded includes praying for one another. We believe that, through our intercessory prayers for one another, we can show ourselves to be Christ’s disciples by demonstrating His love to a watching world.
Evangelism – We believe that prayer is vital to the Church’s accomplishment of its Great Commission. As part of the work of evangelism, we believe that God has commanded His Church to pray for the sending of workers into the harvest fields, to pray for those who are engaged in proclaiming the gospel, and to pray for the salvation of every lost person.
Unity/Fellowship – We believe that, as the Body of Christ, we should pray together just as we worship together, and that unity and fellowship within the Body are built through times of corporate prayer as well as through praying individually for one another.
For actively spending time alone in prayer
What is prayer?
Prayer is communication and communion with God.
More reasons to pray?
To develop my relationship and intimacy with Christ.
Suggestions on How to Begin
Choose a time
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35 “Pray continually” 1 Thessalonians 5.17
Choose a place
“And He came out and proceeded as was His custom to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him.” Luke 22:39
Choose a plan
A. Use the ACTS plan.
Adoration: Praise Him for who He is. Don’t ask Him for anything, just praise Him. “In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever.” Psalm 44:8
Confession: Recognize His holiness and you confess your sin to Him. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Thanksgiving: Thank Him for what He’s done. “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4
Supplication: Intercession for yourself and others “May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.” Psalm 119:170 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18
B. Pray the Lord’s Prayer using it as a model for all your prayers.
Seek God’s glory
Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name (NIV)
Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name (KJV)
Seek God’s kingdom
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (NIV)
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (KJV)
Seek God’s provision
Give us today our daily bread (NIV)
Give us this day our daily bread (KJV)
Seek God’s forgiveness
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors (NIV)
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors (KJV)
Seek God’s leadership
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one (NIV)
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil (KJV)
Suggestions for What to Do
Keep it simple
A. Quality over quantity
B. Allow yourself to enjoy your time in prayer.
Keep a record
A. Record prayers by category, e.g., church, family, unsaved
B. Record prayers by days of the week, i.e. each day pray for a different set of needs
Keep a prayer journal
A. Keep track of what you prayed for and when you prayed for it. Leave space to record God’s response.
B. Write your prayers down, making them a personal letter to the Lord.