Prayer is one of the primary ways that God has ordained not only to establish our relationship to Him, but also to maintain that vibrant connection to the Lord on a daily basis (Isa 55:6). Prayer is also a significant act of worship that demonstrates our dependence on Christ and submission to His sovereign will (Psalm 34:17-18).
It is worthy to note that God’s faithfulness to His children has been overwhelmingly displayed in the lives of His people as they have witnessed firsthand His power in answers to prayer (James 5:16). God is not the cold, distant, and disinterested deity of the universe that some have tried to make Him out to be. Instead, as Scripture vividly points out, our Heavenly Father is imminent in even the most (seemingly) insignificant events of life.
Therefore, we at MCC have a very high view of the ministry of prayer. To exemplify this belief in the power and grace of God through prayer, we have made prayer to be one of the four main areas of our ministry (Acts 2:42; Eph 6:18; Phil 4:6-7; 1Thess 5:17).
Through the months of November to January we at MCC highlight this focus of our ministry and we implement prayer in a number of ways.We endeavor to spend a good amount of time in prayer during each of our worship services; coordinate prayer-walks; prayer-drives; fasting; intercession for missionaries, government/world leaders, and our own church family; we designate a week of prayer each year, as well as other significant prayer times as the National Day of Prayer (NDOP–first Thursday in May), and International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP—November), just to name a few.
So, as our vision is ‘Exalting Christ and Equipping You’, we at MCC invite you to consider the importance and impact of prayer and get involved as we seek God’s face in prayer.