Prayer

Every revival that has taken place throughout history is a direct result of believers coming together in united prayer.  In the midst of the great trials and confusion within our nation, we are in great need of a mighty move of God to turn our nation back to Him.   Wherever you are on your journey - whether just beginning to delve into what it means to have friendship with God, or a faithful and seasoned prayer warrior - we would like to invite you into a lifestyle of prayer.  We know prayer can be an intimidating topic for many, so below you will find opportunities where you can partner with us and resources to aid you on your journey.  We're so excited to see what God does in this next season as we pursue Him together!


WE ARE A PRAYING CHURCH

 “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV)

OPPORTUNITIES TO PRAY

1) WEEKDAY MORNINGS - The Sanctuary is open Monday - Friday from 8am -11am for personal prayer.  We play soft music as a background for you to pray, read your word & worship.   We know you can pray anywhere, but sometimes it helps to set some time apart in an undistracted setting.  Come spend some time with Jesus before you start your day.  It will transform your week, we guarantee it.   

3) PRAYER & WORSHIP SERVICES - Prayer & Worship services are held on the first Wednesday night of the month.  Join us for our next gathering on Wednesday, September 6th at 7pm in the Sanctuary as we gather for extended times of worship and prayer for revival and many other relevant topics affecting our church, community, nation & world. If you are looking for ways to have a deeper relationship with the Lord, make an impact for His kingdom and partner with other believers in prayer, we encourage you to join us for these monthly gatherings!   

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pRAYER TOPICS

Monday: Revival in America (2 Thessalonians 3:1) - Awakening in the churches and salvation of the lost.

Tuesday: Church leaders at EBF and in the region (Acts 4:29-31) - Strength to stand firm in allegiance to Jesus in the midst of growing pressures.  Grace to maintain deep friendship with Jesus in the secret place, and to be faithful to preach the Word without compromise.

Wednesday: Revival in East Bay Area/Awakening in Youth of the Region (Ephesians 1:17-19) - Awakening in the churches and salvation of the lost.  Revival in local schools and powerful encounters with Jesus for every student.

Thursday: Israel and the Middle East (Romans 10:1; Acts 4:29-31) - Salvation of lost and strength for persecuted church. 

Friday: Social Justice Issues & the End of Abortion & Human Trafficking.    Abortion - Repentance, salvation and healing for those who have had abortions, and for those who are performing abortions.  Human Trafficking - Salvation of the traffickers and freedom for those trapped in sex slavery.

we put together a list of topics that we as a church HAVE COMMITTED TO WEEKLY COVER in prayer.  Whether at home or during our m-f prayer times in the sanctuary, Will you join us in covering these topics?

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REsources

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NEW TESTAMENT PRAYERS

Prayer to know God in a deeper way, and to know who we are because of what Jesus did for us 

Ephesians 1:17-19 (ESV) 
"17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might." 

Prayer for God’s strength and a greater ability to feel His love for us  

  Ephesians 3:16-19 (ESV) 
"16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with the fullness of God."

Prayer for a greater ability to love, and to walk in wholehearted obedience to God 

Philippians 1:9-11 (ESV) 
"9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God."

Prayer to know God’s will, to live a life that is pleasing to Him, and to joyfully persevere through trials 

Colossians 1:9-12 (ESV) 
"9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light." 

Prayer for unity within the church 

Romans 15:5-7 (ESV) 
"5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.   7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." 

Prayer to be filled with joy, peace and hope 

Romans 15:13 (ESV) 13
"13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may about in hope."

Prayer for Israel to be saved through Jesus 

Romans 10:1 (ESV) 
"1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved."

Prayer to increase in love and a holy lifestyle 

1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 (ESV) 
"11 Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, 12 and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13 so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints."

Prayer to be prepared to receive the fullness of what God has for the church 

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (ESV) 
"11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ."

Prayer for the influence of God’s Word to increase by the power of the Holy Spirit 

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 (ESV) 
"1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, 2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men.  For not all have faith.  3 But the Lord is faithful.  He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command.  5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ."

Prayer for an increase of boldness to share the gospel in the midst of opposition, and that God would do signs and wonders 

Acts 4:29-31 (ESV) 
"29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness."

Need help with how to pray?  here are some of the prayers of the apostles.

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