Lord, teach us to pray. — Luke 11:1
Advent Devotional 2020
The weeks leading up to Christmas, known as Advent in the church calendar, have traditionally served as a time for Christians to meditate on the full significance of that Holy Day. The West Park Prayer Ministry Team would like to encourage our church family to use this daily devotional guide as you prepare to celebrate the “True Gift” of Christmas.
About the Prayer Ministry
In Luke 11:1, one of Christ’s disciples asked, “Lord, teach us to pray.” This same desire for prayer instruction sounds in the hearts of believers today. As we search for ways to draw closer to our Savior, we would like to share a few resources on the discipline and pursuit of a passionate life of prayer. Our hope is that these teachings will help enrich your prayer life and walk with the Lord.
According to Romans 8:27, 34, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are interceding on our behalf. If their examples were not enough, we are commanded to pray for several other reasons as well.
- Prayer transforms us.
- Prayer brings growth.
- Prayer changes things.
Each week, prayer requests and answers to prayer come to West Park from all over the world. They are submitted by prayer cards received during the Sunday worship services, through the website and email, by calls to the church, and by letters to the church.
The Upper Room
The Upper Room offers you two venues from which to pray: at the church or at home. Our goal is to have intercessors praying 24 hours a day! As part of this ministry, you commit one hour a week to pray over the hundreds of prayer requests we receive. You may either come to the church and use the Prayer Room or pray from home.
Dial 1-865-690-0031 ext 906 to leave a prayer request at any time.