Prayer and Power of Prayer
Prayer is basically talking with God. It is simply expressing your heart and spending time with Him. It is not a one way activity, God speaks, we listen, we speak and God listens to our hearts. Prayer can be exciting, powerful and fulfilling.
James 5:16-18 declares, “…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.” God most definitely listens to prayers, answers prayers, and moves in response to prayers.
Jesus taught, “…I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20). 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 tells us, “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. They have divine power to demolish strongholds. The Bible urges us, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18).
In Tabuan Jaya Anglican Church, we pray that we will be a church that is to be a ‘house of prayer’, as Jesus declared in Mark11:17 – ‘my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.’ Every ministry must be prayed for and prayer must be a significant part of each ministry. Prayer is not left with just those with a heart of prayer. It works towards getting everyone involved in prayer for the church. Prayer is at the heart of everything the church does, to strengthen the life and ministry of the church. God’s desire is for the church to be recognized as a house of prayer – a place that is a habitation for His presence and glory.
The main activity by the Prayer Ministry is to organise the Wednesday corporate prayer meetings. Praise God for the members who faithfully have continued to come weekly for these corporate prayer meetings all these years. On average, we had an attendance of about 26 to 35 members turning up.
Starting early 2011, the Ministry introduced the Pre-service Prayer every Sunday at 7:30 am for an hour.
Alex Yap Min Su (Head)
Bill Mowe (Spiritual Advisor)