A HEALTHY CHURCH IS A PRAYING CHURCH!
Pray without ceasing! — 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His name, He hears us, and if we know that He hears us, we know we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. –I John 5:14-15
"Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still." EM Bounds
Prayer—informed and inspired by the Holy Spirit—remains the most powerful weapon in a Christian’s arsenal, the most productive investment of time and energy we can make, and the most efficient path to spiritual maturity we can take. That's why prayer is central to our relationship with God, and for this reason we make prayer part of everything we do at Byron City Church. We want everything we do in ministry at Byron City to be rooted and grounded in conversations with Christ.
Prayer plays an essential role in our ongoing relationship with the Lord, and is central to our life and ministry at Byron City! God has chosen prayer as a means of working through His people to accomplish His purposes in the world (Matthew 6:9, Acts 2:42, James 5:16). That's why we encourage every church family member to take personal prayer seriously. Everyone has needs. God has solutions! He tells us to ask—for our own sake and the benefit of others.
So, we eagerly receive prayer requests and are privileged to come together in intercession—praying for others, reflecting the selfless heart of Christ.
OUR PRAYER TEAM MINISTRY
One of our most important ministries is our Prayer Ministry Team. Members of this team commit to devote time for prayer intermediately when a need arises, and then daily for those needs. As a prayer request is submitted to the church, these faithful men and women commence petitioning the throne room of God for His power, His grace, and His glory.