Prayer at St Mark's

Prayer is the lifeblood of the Christian, God invites us to join him in a partnership of love. Fundamentally prayer is coming closer and closer to God, becoming more and more like Jesus. As we do so we begin to see the world more in the way that God sees it. And as we pray, whether individually or together, we see God’s kingdom coming. Prayer is vital in the life of the church and upholds all that we do. 

We encourage prayer, both individually and within all church activities.  We hold specific events for praying together including Monthly Prayer meetings and Prayer & Worship events. We also offer Prayer Ministry after every Sunday Morning Service.

Into The Day
I got up early one morning
And rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
I didn’t have time to pray.
 
Troubles just tumbled about me
And heavier came each task.
Why doesn’t God help me, I wondered,
He answered, “You didn’t ask.”
 
I tried to come into God’s presence,
I used all my keys at the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided,
“Why child, you didn’t knock.”
 
I wanted to see joy and beauty,
But the day toiled on grey and bleak,
I called on the Lord for the reason—
He said “You didn’t seek.”
 
I woke up early this morning
And paused before entering the day.
I had so much to accomplish
That I had to take time to pray.

—Author Unknown

Travelling on my knees

Last night I took a journey
To a land across the seas;
I did not go by boat or plane,
I traveled on my knees.
 
I saw so many people there
In deepest depths of sin,
But Jesus told me I should go,
That there were souls to win.
 
But I said, “Jesus, I cannot go
And work with such as these.”
He answered quickly, “Yes, you can
By traveling on your knees.”
 
He said, “You pray; I’ll meet the need,
You call and I will hear;
Be concerned about lost souls,
Of those both far and near.”
 
And so I tried it, knelt in prayer,
Gave up some hours of ease;
I felt the Lord right by my side
While traveling on my knees.
 
As I prayed on and saw souls saved
And twisted bodies healed,
And saw God’s workers’ strength renewed
While laboring on the field.
 
I said, “Yes, Lord, I have a job,
My desire Thy will to please;
I can go and heed Thy call
By traveling on my knees.”

—Sandra Goodwin

 

Prayer Meetings at St.Mark's:
Every second Sunday of the month at 9am.

prayer walk

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