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Prayer is Visible From the Pulpit…

The church believes in prayer as a change agent and reaffirms it as a solution every Sunday. Preaching in the church will show how prayer is vital attribute of biblical character and shines the way through personal struggles and trials. Writing to Timothy about essential leadership qualities, Paul says, “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone.”

Prayer will be a key, not a suggestion at the end of the sermon. The congregation will appreciate the importance of prayer in everything they do because they’ve heard repeatedly how it has been an integral part of the lives of Jesus, biblical characters, and their pastor.

(My House Shall Be a House of PrayerCompiled and Edited  By Jonathan L. Graf and Lani C. Hinkle, 10-11).