Prayer is so important in the life of a Christian. The Bible teaches that it is much more about relationship than request. It is a way in which our relationship with God is deepened. When we pray together it deepens our relationships with each other as well. Praying together was a feature of the Church of the first believers that we read about in the Acts of the Apostles (2:42, 4:24-30, 12:12-17, 13:1-3). For this reason, in Waringstown Presbyterian Church we see the importance of praying together. The following gatherings give us an opportunity to do this:
Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting – McConnell Hall (upstairs from the Forum), 8.45-9.15am
Prayer Ministry – beginning in April 2017. Following our morning worship services, there will be an opportunity to be prayed with by a trained person in the room signposted off to the side of the Craig Hall
Divine Healing Service – The Forum, 3.30pm on the 3rd Sunday each month (except July & August) – a short time of worship that gives people going through difficulties an opportunity to be prayed for
Central Prayer Gathering – The Forum, 8.00pm on the 3rd Wednesday each month (except July & August) – an important opportunity for the whole congregation to meet together to pray for the worship, life and witness of our fellowship.
Open Door – The Forum, 8.30pm on Wednesday evenings during July & August – a weekly informal prayer gathering during the summer with a special emphasis on prayer for summer outreach and our missionary partners in various parts of the world
Prayer Room – A Prayer Room is set up in Connect 61 for a week at the beginning of January, straight after Easter and the beginning of September each year. Details are published on the website and social media at the time.
10:10 Prayer – A special prayer initiative at the beginning of each year. Based on John 10:10, we commit to praying for the life and witness of our congregation on the first ten days of the year, asking that God will enable people to experience the fulness of life that Christ came to bring. Prayer resources are available in print and online to help families, small groups and groups of friends to pray together.