Prayer

Holtwood Church holds prayer meetings on alternate Wednesdays at 7.00 am for half an hour and we also hold a monthly prayer meeting on the first Saturday of the month at 8.30 am for about half an hour.  Both meetings take place in the School Room at the Church and all are welcome to join us on any occasion.

Please contact Chris Lusher on (01202) 842918 for more details or e-mail bernie.lusher@gmail.com

About Prayer

We are told at the beginning of the book of Genesis, the first book of the bible, that when God had finished creating the heavens and the earth His final creation was mankind whom He created in His own image to look after His creation and to have fellowship with Him.   In the Old Testament God’s people could only communicate with Him through prophets and other special people that God raised up, there was no direct line of communication. We also read of all the rules and regulations that the Priests had to abide by for offering sin offerings to God on behalf of the people and that the High Priest could only enter the Holy of Holy Places on the Day of Atonement when he made atonement for himself and all the people.  When God saw that this system was not working He decided to send His only Son, Jesus, who would be offered as the unblemished sacrificial lamb once and for all as atonement for the sin of mankind and to bring mankind back into relationship with Him.  When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, the temple curtain, that divided the Most Holy Place from the rest of the temple, was torn in two which symbolised the fact that mankind now had immediate access to God through the person of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit who was released on the day of Pentecost and who dwells in all believers.  To come into fellowship with God we need to read our bibles and immerse ourselves in His word and talk to Him on a daily basis through the means of prayer.  Only in this way can we build a relationship, just as we do with our friends.

Prayer is the Christians life blood we need to use it to build up our relationship by talking to God and also stopping and listening.  As Christians we know that in our own strength we cannot achieve much but with God’s strength and support even the impossible becomes possible.  Prayer is not only a personal relationship with God it is also a means of interceding on behalf of our world and praying into various situations that trouble us.  God always answers prayer, although we sometimes doubt this, but this is because we already have preconceived ideas of what the answer should be and we are then in danger of missing the answer.  Many times God amazes us by His gracious way of answering prayer beyond our wildest expectations.  He truly is a God of surprises.

We would love for you to come and join us at some of our prayer times and get drawn into a deeper relationship with God and see how exciting and challenging prayer can be.