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Prayer ministry

TEAM - Salisha Jackman and Marc Sabadin   




"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son asks for bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?" (Matthew 7: 8-11, KJV).

'Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.' E.G White, Steps to Christ p 94.
Our Focus : To support, equip, edify and encourage members and visitors in their Christian walk by helping them develop a consistent prayer life.

Basildon District SDA Church places much emphasis on prayer and we have an active Prayer Ministry. We pray individually, as families and as a church community. We have an intercessory prayer group which meets weekly to pray on behalf of the members, church, community, nation and the world. If you would like us to pray for you please send in your request on the link below and we will take your request to the Throne of Grace and Mercy where we are sure to find comfort, peace and rest.

We also have a Mid-Week prayer meeting which takes place every Wednesday from 7pm-8pm, all are welcome. At this time we have a short devotion, sing and most of the time is spent in prayer. This is a time set aside for all to come and seek the Lord as a united body in Christ.

As a church we have set aside days for prayer and fasting. All are welcome to join. Fasting is considered important, one reason we fast is to demonstrate humility before the sovereign Creator of the universe. God responds when we diligently and wholeheartedly seek Him (2 Chronicles 7:14). We also fast in response to God's love towards us, when we deliberately set aside time for fasting, we are showing we want to seek God. Fasting can take many forms, some are able to abstain from food and water for a full 24 hour period while some may not be able to go through without water. Others may choose to eat fruits or other natural and simple foods during the time of fasting. Remember, it is our attitude toward God and our individual walk with Him that is important, not how long or how we fast. God's desire for us is to love, obey, follow and enjoy Him. Deliberately abstaining from food is one way to demonstrate our commitment and sincerity in seeking Him.

Once every quarter we have all night prayer sessions, these are times of refreshing where we spend much time in praise and prayer.

'Jesus Himself, while He dwelt among men, was often in Prayer. Our Saviour identified Himself with our needs and weakness, in that He became a suppliant, a petitioner, seeking from His Father fresh supplies of strength, that He might come forth braced for duty and trial. He is our example in all things. He is a brother in our infirmities, 'in all points tempted like as we are,' but as the sinless one His nature recoiled from evil; He endured struggles and torture of soul in a world of sin. His humanity made prayer a necessity and a privilege. He found comfort and joy in communion with His Father. If the saviour of men, the Son of God, felt the need of prayer, how much more should feeble, sinful, mortals feel the necessity of fervent, constant prayer.' E.G White Steps to Christ p95

                                                              
If you have a prayer request, we are happy to pray for you. Please use the following link: https://basildon-adventistchurch-org-uk.adventist.eu/prayer_requests/new