Here’s a short 4 minute film recorded last week on Why I Pray. It was produced by Belfrey Media for The Gathering, a regular Friday night event, to help people go deeper in prayer.
We’re in a season, I believe, where the Lord is calling us to awakening. (If you’ve not seen it, do watch my video on this from earlier in the year, by clicking here). The church needs re-awakening to the wonder of Christ and the power of the Spirit (Eph 5:14). And our nation is being called to a spiritual awakening (2 Chron 7:14), which is why both Archbishops have asked all the clergy to gather their communities to pray.
There are lots of ways to pray. Lots of types of prayer. Lots of styles. The most important thing is that we pray! That’s why we ended The Belfrey’s annual meeting last night with 40 minutes of prayer, concluding with us kneeling before our Servant King and saying the Lord’s Prayer.
Nothing of lasting significance happens without prayer.
I needed this this morning. I have recently found myself struggling to speak with God, as I am preoccupied by all that is on my mind lately. Your four reasons for prayer were helpful in getting me out of my head. I found the P for perspective to be especially helpful. I often become distracted by the position of my heart as I attempt to commune with My Father. Being reminded that prayer is actually a way of reorienting my perspective to that of Gods was just what I needed. A for Access was also impactful. I often take for granted my ability to meet with the God of the universe, knowing that he listens and responds. Thanks for your faithfulness.
Thanks so much for this encouragement! So glad you found it helpful. God bless.
Hey Matt, Dave and I are sat in our lounge in Malawi feeling challenged and encouraged as we read your blog and watch you teach in prayer fromAbbott Hall. We have so few people here who speak into our lives and challenge us. It is so encouraging to be fed through your blog. Thank you . God bless you and Sam. And in very excited about your vision for the North . Will be praying for my old haunts of Belson and Nurnley with renewed vigour.
Thanks Andrea. I really appreciate you sending this, and am pleased it encouraged you. Keep going. Keep praying! Love and God bless.