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Thessalonians 5:17 Never Stop Praying

Mark 11: 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them.

Jesus and the epistles challenge, encourage and teach us to pray and keep on praying - to ask, seek. knock… prayer is not Important, it’s essential, it’s the oxygen of the air we breathe. I am greatly encouraged and humbled at the amazing, committed prayer ministry in this church. I’ve never seen such a commitment and devotion to prayer as the amazing Prayer Team with the leadership of an incredible prayer warrior with such a heart and passion for prayer.
There are several prayer meetings in this church during the week and a few via zoom. We also have people ready and available to pray with you after the church service in the family room. I encourage you all to take advantage of this powerful ministry and be encouraged that you are being prayed for. If you would love to be part of the Prayer Team please talk to Hilary Searle. We can never have enough people praying.

**James 5:16b:18 ...The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. **

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

Sandro Schietroma

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