We all know we are supposed to pray. But has anyone ever taught you how? Ever try to sit down and pray and then say all the things you thought you should, which took like 5 minutes max, and then leave feeling like you failed? In this series we are teaching you the "mechanics" of prayer so you can actually sit down and do it and see results in your life. We will spend some time in Psalm 62 to learn how to encounter God in a time of quiet prayer that can give you the clarity and confidence to direct your life in a singular direction.
Join us each Sunday at 9:00 or 10:15am at Celebration Cinema in Mt Pleasant!
CONNECT - Part 1: Connect Through Quiet
Jason Raitz, August 4th, 2019
If prayer is a conversation with an invisible person, you can only sustain that for so long until you have nothing else to say, and you probably won't feel like you connected. But what if your starting point to prayer was silence? Psalm 62 gives us a picture of silent prayer. The writer sits patiently in the midst of their life, not waiting for God to do or say something to fix things, but attending to the present moment in silent expectation.
CONNECT - Part 2: Why Can’t I Tell God The Truth?
Jason Raitz, August 11th, 2019
The writer of this Psalm seems to be in the midst of turbulent and troubled times. There is talk of enemies trying to topple them over, plot against them, and betrayal. It is so easy to let situations in life get us frantic with anxiety. But if we bring our mind and body back into the present moment through the act of silence, we stand upon the firmer ground of truth, that God is the supreme authority in the universe, and the arc of life eventually bends to redemption.
CONNECT - Part 3: Should I Keep Praying?
Jason Raitz, August 18th, 2019
Trust. It is different than faith because it requires action and not mere belief. Do you trust God enough to keep praying for your needs and not resort to fearful manipulation of others?
CONNECT - Part 4: Pray For Confident Clarity
Dave & Stephanie Shephard, August 25th, 2019
So often we want clarity on “what” we should do with our life. We can get preoccupied with the mechanics of to do lists, goals, and destinations. For a follower of Jesus, our clarity is more about the character of our God. When we trust that power belongs to God, and that power is wielded in an unwavering love for us, our life aligns itself outward from that point. We may not see the destination point, but our compass tells us to take the next living step.