You close your eyes, bow your head to pray, and then … nothing. After a few minutes, the day’s to-do list starts running through your mind. Your phone dings, and ooh, and look at all those notifications on Instagram! It doesn’t take much before your prayer time has come and gone without speaking a word to God.
Lots of Christians struggle with prayer. Many of us grow up hearing about prayer but never learning to pray. Others of us grew up in churches where the only time we prayed was during a call and response or when we recited the “Our Father” together.
Prayer is powerful, but it doesn’t have to be formal. Prayer is simply talking to God about what’s on our minds — from our to-do lists to our friends’ latest drama. We believe prayer is a constant part of how we live as believers. Whether together in a church or small group setting or in the quiet moments of our individual days, prayer is front-line communication with God. Put simply, there is power in prayer!
If you have more questions about prayer, CLICK HERE to connect with someone to learn more. If you'd like to join us for opportunities at Watermark where we pray together as a church family, scroll down. Either way...let's
WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER
There are prayer partners available to pray with you after every weekly service at each of our campuses. At McKinley in the prayer room outside the doors of the Worship Center, at South Creek in the rear of the worship center next to the prayer sign and at Bayview Chapel in the parlor.
The Prayer Room at McKinley is also open for anyone: every Sunday morning at 8:30am and Thursday mornings at 6:30am.
Streams of Freedom
There is a large group of people in the body of Christ who carry deep wounds that leave them feeling troubled, hurt, and frightened. The enemy uses these wounds and lies in believers lives to diminish their joy and effectiveness in God’s Kingdom. Many have lost hope and some even feel tormented.
Streams of Freedom exists to help wounded, tormented and spiritually oppressed people find freedom, hope and restoration through the power of Jesus Christ. A Streams of Freedom prayer session is a combination of inner healing, spiritual warfare and replacing the lies of the enemy with the truth of Jesus Christ.
If you are interested in registering for Streams of Freedom Orientation, CLICK HERE. You will be contacted with further information once registration has been completed. You must attend an orientation prior to being ministered by a Streams of Freedom Team. For more information please call the church office at 716-649-6335 and ask for Gisèle.
PRAYER FOR ARMED FORCES
If you've visited our McKinley Campus, you may have noticed the wall of photos near the Prayer Room outside the Worship Center. It's a place to pray for those currently deployed as well as for their families. We'd encourage you to pause and pray the next time you pass by this wall.