Prayer

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6

For the Christian, praying is like breathing. 

It is easier to do it than to not do it. We pray for a variety of reasons. For one thing, prayer is a form of serving God and obeying Him. We pray because God commands us to pray. Prayer is exemplified for us by Christ and the early church. If Jesus thought it was worthwhile to pray, we should also. If He needed to pray to remain in the Father’s will, how much more do we need to pray?

We have God’s promise that our prayers are not in vain, even if we do not receive specifically what we asked for. He has promised that when we ask for things that are in accordance with His will, He will give us what we ask for. Sometimes He delays His answers according to His wisdom and for our benefit. In these situations, we are to be diligent and persistent in prayer. Prayer should not be seen as our means of getting God to do our will on earth, but rather as a means of getting God’s will done on earth. God’s wisdom far exceeds our own.

You can have a prayer request placed on our weekly prayer sheet, given to our team of prayer warriors or sent to our pastors by contacting the church office. You can also speak with any of pastors or staff members who would be more than happy to pray with you in thanksgiving or supplication.

We have multiple prayer opportunities for you to take advantage of. But prayer doesn’t need to happen in groups or at the church. If you would like to delve more into prayer, we recommend reading the book, Too Busy Not To Pray by Bill Hybels. 

Prayer Opportunities

For anyone
Sundays @ 5pm in Rm. E-201

For men
Sundays @ 7:30am in Rm. B-5

For women
2nd Monday @ 7pm in Rm. E-203

For home school moms
1st Monday @ 7pm in Rm. A-5

For high schoolers
2nd Saturday @ 1:15pm in Rm. E-205

In Mandarin
Tuesdays @ 7:45pm in Rm. E-103

GriefShare

Tuesdays at 7pm in Rms. E-201/202 starting February 18 – May 13, 2014

What is GriefShare?

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

How GriefShare Works:

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each Grief Share session has three distinct elements: Video Seminar with Experts, Support Group Discussion with Focus, Workbook based personal study and reflection.

Staff Contact: Claudia Paige
cpaige@fbceg.org or ext. 100