Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication.Wikipedia
Prayer is a vitally important part of the Christian life and at CrossRoads: we believe in the power of prayer and trust God to answer our prayers according to his plan (not ours!). No matter what age you are you can pray to God and he will listen to your prayer.
There are many types of prayers and many ways to pray. One of the ways we pray at CrossRoads is by coming together as a church to pray on a regular basis and quite often we split our prayer time into these 4 sections which spell out Acts. No matter how you feel or what circumstances you are in God wants to hear from you in prayer, so please act on this and pray one or more of these prayers to God.
Simply put, when we adore God, our focus, our delight is on who God is. In thanksgiving and adoration, we pray with heartfelt gratitude for what God has done for us. God has so many qualities that they could not all be listed here and we think it’s only right that we should adore him first.
In the light of God’s greatness, holiness and perfection … oh boy, do we get it wrong sometimes! You know, those times where we often say things we shouldn’t say, we do things we shouldn’t do, or we often forget or omit to do or say something at the right time, which means we end up in a right old pickle! The Bible constantly reassures us that God is loving, kind and compassionate and when we confess our wrongdoing, by faith we are forgiven.
Having opportunities to give thanks and glory to God can be a time to express joy. Let us remember that we are created to ‘worship God and enjoy him for ever’ (Westminster Catechism)… so let’s enjoy him for his love, creation, grace, redemption, mystery, beauty, etc.
“Supplication” in the Bible means “a request or petition,” so a prayer of supplication is asking God for something. This can be for ourselves, our friends, our family, even our country needs our prayers or the world situation needs God’s help.
Over the years we have seen God answer all sorts of prayers.
If you wish us to pray on your behalf about a particular problem or anxiety, just complete the form below.
Your request will not be made public, someone in the church looks after this list and prays for all the requests regularly. We will let you know when we are praying for you. If you would like to remain anonymous, please tick the box on the form below then the person praying won’t see your name. If you would like the whole church to pray for you we can share your prayer at one of our meetings, but you would need to ask us to do this in the prayer request details. If you are local to the Church and you would like us to visit and pray with you please feel free to ask.
Please do let us know when the prayers have been answered, you may do this using the same form.