A Church Family Who Prays Together
Jennifer Shock |
January 27, 2021
Hi Vineyard Family,
I greet you as “family” because that is what we are — a church family, closely connected in our shared faith.
We are the children of God. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 6:18, “And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to me,” says the Lord Almighty. And in Romans 8:17, “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.”
One day, I was explaining to my daughters why I refer to the ladies in Women’s Community as my “sisters in Christ.” As believers in Jesus, we have a type of sibling relationship as co-heirs to His kingdom. My daughter said to me, “You mean, you’re my mom and also my sister?” And I said “Yes! We are family in multiple senses.”
We are The Church and we are family. There are lots of things a church family does together — we worship together, we serve together, we give together… and we pray together. We pray together and we pray for each other.
Prayer is dialogue between God and His people. Prayer leads to greater communion with God. It helps us understand His will. The Bible has a lot to say about prayer, but one of the things we’re taught is the importance of persistence in prayer.
Paul writes in his letter to the Romans, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Romans 12:12). In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Paul encourages believers to, “pray without ceasing.”
Let’s persist in prayer! He will change us and grow us up as we continue to dialogue with Him.
Our staff here at the Vineyard would like to pray with you and for you. It is our privilege to intercede for the people of our church with our gracious Father.
If you’d like to submit your prayer requests, they will be brought to God on your behalf. See vineyardcincinnati.com/prayer to submit your prayer requests.