Church Prayer

Prayer is one of the most vital aspects of any believer's personal relationship with God. Yet the Scriptures reveal prayer to be a powerful and important area of corporate worship as well. The pattern of the New Testament church in the book of Acts reveals a model of continuing steadfast in prayers (Acts 2:42), of prayer without ceasing being lifted for men of God (Acts 12:5), of corporate prayers lasting through the night (Acts 12:12), and of fasting and prayers among the body for the work of God (Acts 13:3).

Legacy Baptist Church takes prayer very seriously. Each service contains some aspect of dedicated prayer time unto God. At Legacy we believe prayer to be one of the primary ways for believers to conform their hearts, wills, and lives to the character, nature, and will of our Heavenly Father. Thus our prayers contain:

  • Adoration - Our opportunity to lift our voices in praise to God for who He is
  • Confession - Our need to re-align ourselves under God through confessing our sin
  • Thanksgiving - Our endeavor to give God the glory that is due to Him for what He as done in our lives and the lives of others
  • Supplication - Our privilege to go to God for the needs of individuals, of the church, of the nation, and of the world
  • Intercession - Our responsibility to pray on the behalf of others
We are committed to the promises in God's word that "if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us" (1 John 5:14). Though often weak and "prone to wander", the members of Legacy depend upon the power of prayer and the grace of our Giving Father to live our lives in this world.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

- Philippians 4:6-7