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, email Mary Hardegen at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 pray together...for there is power in prayer!
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 near door 8, 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. It is also available during Central Office hours, please check in at the office first.
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.
If you are interested in Streams of Freedom Leadership Training, REGISTER HERE and we will be in contact with you.
PRAYER EVENTS at WATERMARK
National Day of Prayer | Thursday, May 2
The theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer on May 2, 2019 is Love One Another. The theme comes from the words of Jesus in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”
Local events at Watermark Wesleyan include:
Prayer Stations | 7:00am - 9:00pm | McKinley Lobby area
Come experience, at your own pace, at any time throughout the day a time of personal prayer with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Prayer stations will be focused on the areas of influence in our society: Family, Education, Media Arts, Military, Government, Church and Business. Enter at Door #7.
United Hour of Prayer | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Bayview Chapel
We'll join together for a time of prayer for our nation, led by Pastor Ken Nash and Russ Gugino. Enter at Door #3.
For more information about this day nation-wide visit nationaldayofprayer.org
Soak is a place to be in God's presence through a time of prayer. Geared toward everyone and anyone, this 2 hour session will include praying together as a group, opportunities for one on one prayer time, and engaging in activities that encourage growth in your prayer life.
When: First Friday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00pm Where: South Creek Campus Worship Center
CLICK HERE for more information about Soak.
PRAYER FOR ARMED FORCES & FIRST RESPONDERS
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 and veterans as well as for their families. We'd encourage you to pause and pray the next time you pass by this wall or pray with us in person the first Monday of every month at 7:00pm. During this time we also pray for law enforcement and first responders. Thank you for keeping those that keep us safe in your prayers.
When: First Monday of each month at 7:00pm Where: Military Prayer Wall at McKinley (lobby outside of Worship Center)