Let Us Pray
Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens. – Lamentations 3:41
The following pages provide for posting your prayer requests for others to read and lift up to God in prayer on your behalf. A personal prayer journal is also under development at this time (see links below).
- Number of prayer requests that have been submitted on this site: 19
- Number of prayers that have been lifted up on this site: 48
Servants Class Prayer Network
Do you have a praise or prayer item you would like to share with others? Would you like to rejoice with others and join in prayer for their needs and concerns? If so, we invite you to participate in our new Servants Class prayer network by clicking on the links below.
Note that while we attempt to monitor these requests to ensure they are legitimate and appropriate, we will appreciate your assistance to flag any prayer request content that is inappropriate so that it may be removed. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this manner.
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. – Colossians 4:12
The act of prayer teaches us our unworthiness, which is a very salutary lesson for such proud beings as we are. If God gave us favours without constraining us to pray for them we should never know how poor we are, but a true prayer is an inventory of wants, a catalogue of necessities, a revelation of hidden poverty. While it is an application to divine wealth, it is a confession of human emptiness.
The most healthy state of a Christian is to be always empty in self and constantly depending upon the Lord for supplies; to be always poor in self and rich in Jesus; weak as water personally, but mighty through God to do great exploits; and hence the use of prayer, because, while it adores God, it lays the creature where it should be, in the very dust. Prayer is in itself, apart from the answer which it brings, a great benefit to the Christian. As the runner gains strength for the race by daily exercise, so for the great race of life we acquire energy by the hallowed labour of prayer.
Prayer plumes the wings of God’s young eaglets, that they may learn to mount above the clouds. Prayer girds the loins of God’s warriors, and sends them forth to combat with their sinews braced and their muscles firm. An earnest pleader cometh out of his closet, even as the sun ariseth from the chambers of the east, rejoicing like a strong man to run his race. Prayer is that uplifted hand of Moses which routs the Amalekites more than the sword of Joshua; it is the arrow shot from the chamber of the prophet foreboding defeat to the Syrians. Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into heavenly wisdom, and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God.
We know not what prayer cannot do! We thank thee, great God, for the mercy-seat, a choice proof of thy marvellous lovingkindness. Help us to use it aright throughout this day! – From Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Devotional
Then He came to the disciples and found them asleep, and said to Peter, “What? Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Matthew 26:40-41
Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. – Mark 13:33
Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” – Luke 21:36
The Model Prayer
Here is the model for prayer that Jesus gave to His disciples when they asked Him to teach them how to pray. It was not intended to be a prayer we recite repeatedly to gain some magic powers or earn points with God. Rather, it provides the framework for and the attitude of our prayers.
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. – Matthew 6:9-15