Bible & Prayer

The Bible

Reading, or even listening to the Bible for just 10 minutes or more a day, can change the rest of your days. It will bring you hope, encouragement, guidance, and practical advice on the everyday issues that you are facing. The Bible is relevant to everyone, everywhere, at any time.
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God..."  (2 Timothy 3:16 KJV).
You can't have a close relationship with someone you never talk to---it's impossible. God's word, The Bible, is the primary way He speaks to us. And it's the absolute best way to discover how to follow Jesus on a daily basis. If you want to know more about God and His promises, reading the Bible is your next step.


God talks to us through His word found in The Bible; however, He also talks to us through prayer. Prayer is also the way we can talk directly to God. As humans, sometimes we make things too difficult. Prayer doesn't have to be complicated. Your first prayer to God can be as simple as, "HELP!" Eventually, the more you pray, the easier it becomes to talk to Him. Here is a tool that may help you pray to God. Let's use the acronym A.C.T.S.:

ADORATION - We always want to approach God with respect and honor. We give Him praise for who He is and what He has done.

CONFESS - If we are anything alike, then you know that we are not perfect. We can pray directly to God and ask Him to forgive us of our offenses to others and our offenses to God's heart. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9 KJV).

THANKSGIVING - When someone does something for you that you appreciate we say, "Thanks." With God, it is the same way. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God..." (Romans 8:28 KJV). Even when things don't seem to be going your way, He is still working behind the scenes to do what is best for us. We can always find something to thank God for, and for all He does for us---we can trust His heart.

SUPPLICATION - Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (I Peter 5:7 KJV). Whatever is heavy in your heart, you can simply tell him, and he will work on your behalf to provide what you need. Just like a good parent, He may not always give you what you want, but He will always give you what you need.

Finally, as your church family, you can always ask us to pray for you and with you.  
How can we be praying for you?