The Prayer Ministry at Lighthouse Seventh-day Adventist Church is governed by sound biblical principles. To experience a powerful spiritual life and an intimate, committed relationship with Jesus, there must be a daily devotional life, including Bible Study and prayer.
Jesus is our example. He devoted much time to prayer. He valued intimacy with His Father. His prayer life allowed Him to experience such intimacy. Mark 1:35 states: "And in the morning, rising up in a great while, before day, He went out and departed into a solitary place and there prayed."
Before Christ started His public ministry, He spent 40 days in prayer and fasting. When he chose his disciples and made other important decisions, he spent the entire night praying. The Bible says: "And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called unto Him, His disciples and of them, He chose twelve whom he also named apostles." (Luke 6:12, 13)
The disciples observed the importance and the effect of prayer in Jesus' life. They were inspired by His prayer life. They asked Him, "Lord, teach us to pray."
"If the disciples were in the presence of Jesus and felt the need to pray and Jesus, the Savior man, the Son of God, felt the need for prayer, how much more should feeble, sinful mortals feel the necessity for constant prayer." (Steps to Christ, pg 66)
We at Lighthouse have felt the need for constant prayer and a closer relationship with Jesus. We have read and acknowledge 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land."
Prayer is an integral part of our worship. We welcome everyone to our "House of Prayer." Isaiah 56:7 states: "My house (Lighthouse) shall be called a house of prayer for all nations." Come and join us Saturday at 9 a.m. for Sabbath school, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for Prayer meeting of the fourth Sunday or the month at 6 a.m. for early morning prayer, praise and thanksgiving.
Remember, "When we work, we just work, but when we pray, God works." The Bible sums it up best in 1 Thessalonians 5:17: "Pray without ceasing."