BY Erin Wiebe

The Importance of Prayer

When Spencer and his family started attending Village Church about a year ago, he quickly sought out the prayer ministry as a way to get involved. From the beginning, the group was welcoming and he’s been a regular at the Sunday morning prayer group ever since.

“Prayer has been an important part of my life ever since I made that first prayer to accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour,” he says.

Going to prayer group has played a big part in the development of Spencer’s faith over the last year. He says spending that time talking to God, listening to the wisdom of some of those who lead the group, the friendship and community in the group, and the stories of answered prayers have all contributed to his spiritual growth.

Praying in front of people doesn’t always come naturally, so often Spencer will simply listen. “Listening to some of the others pray actually really ministers to me,” he says.

“If you’ve been considering coming to a prayer group, do it. And if you haven’t thought about it, it’s something to think about. Prayer is a huge part of our spiritual life.”

We have multiple opportunities for you to join in prayer throughout the week. On Sundays there is a morning prayer meeting at Village South Surrey at 9:15am and also one in the afternoon at 3:00pm at Village North Surrey.

During the week, a prayer group meets on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm at the Village Church Ministry Centre. For more information about Village Prayer, click here.

You can also click here to make a prayer request.

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