About Prayer Ministry
At Quest we believe in the power of prayer! And its importance in maintaining a healthy personal relationship with God, Our Father. We believe that God hears, in fact, leans in toward us as we pray (read Psalm 40). He listens and engages in our day to day practicing the presence of God. He speaks to us with a still small voice, with His Word, the Bible, with other people. He shows Himself in all He has made (read Romans 1:20). We pray in conversation, we pray with petition, we pray in repentance, we pray in celebration! He gives us strength to pray, wrestle in prayer, grow our faith, and plead for His Kingdom to come. Furthermore, as a church we together and for each other. In the body of Christ, the Holy Spirit joins our hearts together in fellowship and allows us to care for and intercede for each other (read 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12).
Why is Prayer Ministry important to Quest
At Quest we believe that prayer is the way that we Communicate with God and also how He ministers to us. We want to model, teach, equip, and bring comfort to our church body in prayer and through prayer. We believe what James 5:16 teaches which says that the prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective and that when we confess and pray for one another that healing can begin. Jesus modeled for us the importance of prayer in times alone with the Father and also taught His disciples how to pray for those in need. We desire to live in this way as Jesus taught us.
To help connect people to Christ through prayer. The Prayer Ministry aims to teach and lead the church in both individual and corporate prayer. We will not seek our own will through our own efforts but we will humbly come before God with a repentant heart seeking His will. We submit to Jesus Christ as the Head of the church and will strive to obey His command that His church should be called a House of Prayer.
…For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations. -ISAIAH 56:7B
These are some ways for you to use your prayer life for the good of the church.
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
The Intercessors ministry is a group of prayer warriors that intercede on behalf of the church and the needs of its members. It is amazing to be able to pray in God's will and really see His answers manifest. Every Monday we lift the people of our church before God for their needs and also the needs of the church itself. We have been apart of many miracles and magnificent answers to these prayers and have truly seen the hand of God hold tight to our Church. We are so blessed by the Holy Spirit and so blessed by the deep friendships we have established in our group in learning how to love and pray together.
Altar Prayer Ministry
Prayers are offered at the two side altar rails during the administration of Holy Communion at the 11 a.m. service. This is such an important ministry and we pray there will be those who feel led to join us.
Sunday Morning Prayer
Our weekly Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting is open to all and takes place on Sunday mornings at 11:00am, but currently we are meeting via ZOOM. This prayer meeting seeks to give attendees opportunity to each share brief prayers for the Quest congregation, surrounding community, and services/programs of the church.
Wednesday Midweek Prayer
Our Tuesday Evening Prayer Meeting is open to all. We are currently meeting at 6:00pm each Tuesday via ZOOM. This meeting seeks to pray into God’s will for the Church at Quest.
Corporate Prayer (Sweet Hour of Prayer (SHOP)):
Every Wednesday @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Includes a “Testimony to Answered Prayer” segment
Prayer Ministry Team:
Sundays @ 7:45 AM and 10:45 AM worship services
Leaders pray during the sermon and invitation to discipleship
21 Days of Prayer
Two times each church year we set aside 21 days to devote to church wide prayer. In January and August we have a church wide emphasis on prayer. Each person receives a calendar to follow along and participate in praying for our church and one another. During that 21 days we also meet weekly to pray together over the needs of our church family. Join us as we devote the beginning of each calendar year and church year to the Lord in prayer.
We believe what James 5:16 teaches which says that the prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective and that when we confess and pray for one another that healing can begin. Jesus modeled for us the importance of prayer in times alone with the Father and also taught His disciples how to pray for those in need. We desire to live in this way as Jesus taught us.
JOIN THE TEAM
Would you like to pray for the church? Has God called you to pray? Can you commit to an hour of prayer each day?—half hour daily or a few hours on the weekend? Please help us fill up our days and weeks with Prayer for Southlands! We will be working on a calendar/timetable to demonstrate how God has called you and others into this disciplined time of prayer.
If you are interested in participating in this ministry, have praise items to share, or have any other questions related to prayer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
PRAY FOR THE SICK
Pray for those who are sick, and their families, that the Lord would heal and comfort them.
PRAY FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Pray for those on the front lines treating the sick, that the Lord will protect and strengthen them.
PRAY FOR THE VULNERABLE
Pray fort hose who are especially vulnerable to disease, that the sickness would passover them and that they would rely on others for help.
PRAY FOR THE UNEMPLOYED
Pray for those who have lost work and are losing income during this crisis, that God would provide through families and communities.
PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS
Pray for our President and other national and local government leaders, that they would make wise decisions and do what is best for all.
PRAY FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Pray for students who are out of school and their families, that the Lord would give them patience and discipline.
PRAY FOR CHURCHES
Pray for churches and ministry leaders, that they would know how to best show the love in Christin this time.
PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU. MYP EACE I GIVE YOU .IDO NO TGIVE AS THE WORLD GIVES. DON’T LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLE DOR FEARFUL.”