the importance of PRAYER

". . . praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, 

keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints . . ." (Ephesians 6:18, ESV)

first prayer

"First Prayer" occurs on the first Monday of each month, as we gather together to praise our great God and to bring our petitions to Him. Our intention is that these be Scripture-fed, Spirit-led, worship-based times of prayer. 

the privilege of prayer

"The God to whom Christians pray is a triune God. We can pray because

God is our loving Father, because Christ is our mediator giving us

access to the throne of the universe, and because the Spirit himself indwells us." 

(Tim Keller, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God)