Prayer Requests in Northern Virginia
Prayer is Power
Prayer is helpful. It gives us something to turn to in times of great trial in our lives. Prayer is always available to us, it requires no special training, and God is always available to listen. God loves hearing our prayer requests. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.” Offering prayer requests to God is one of the most powerful things you can do during times of uncertainty and distress. Whatever you’re going through right now, it’s important to know that God is present and ready to help
Tips on Prayer
When praying, it’s important to remember to always be yourself. There isn’t any need to change the words you say, the way you talk, or the tone of your voice. You don’t need to add in any “thee’s” and “thy’s” to sound holy. Bring whatever you thinking or feeling to Him and talk to him like you’d share with a friend.
God sees who you truly are, so you might as well be honest with him. Sometimes we think we’re slick and can hide things from God. But, we’re no better at hiding things from God than the three-year-old with chocolate all over his face is at hiding the fact that he recently at a piece of cake. God knows your heart and he knows what you need and want most. So, you might as well be honest about what’s truly going on inside of you.
Expect an Answer
God wants to speak to us and answer our prayers. Sometimes that answer can be yes, no, or wait. But, he wants to answer us. If you bring prayer requests to God, be ready and expect his answer. God’s answers aren’t always immediate or blatantly evident. Sometimes we have to keep asking and expecting. But, God’s answers do come eventually. Keep asking and keep expecting.
Do You Need Prayer?
If you find yourself in a place where you need prayer, Vienna Presbyterian is here to help. We have staff standing by ready to pray with or for you about anything you may be going through.
If you’d like to get in touch via phone, please feel free to call tel:703.938.9050, x301.
You could also contact Lee Taylor if you’d like the Pastor to contact you or pray for you by submitting a request via e-mail: Lee.Taylor@viennapres.org with any prayer requests and your contact information.
If you are able to visit us on a Sunday morning, please feel free to leave a prayer request on one of our prayer cards and either place it into the offering plate or into the wooden prayer box located within the lobby.
You can also submit prayer requests online here.
January 31, 2018