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Prayer is the most universally practiced yet least understood of human experiences, prayer is one of the great mysteries of the Christian faith. Its simplest definition is communication with God. Yet so often we approach prayer like a one-way telephone conversation, forgetting that God also wants to speak to us. And how do we pray-on our knees or standing; silently or out loud; alone or with others; by rote or spontaneously? And does prayer really induce God to manipulate events or otherwise act on our behalf?
Although the Bible does not take up these and other questions directly, prayer appears on nearly every page as the very essence of a faith relationship with the living God. Simple enough for a child to understand and yet so profound we spend a lifetime plumbing its depths, prayer assumes that it is possible for us to have an intimate relationship with a God who hears, cares, and is able to act.

At Influence we believe that prayer is the way that we fellowship with God and also how He ministers to us.  We want to model, teach, equip, and bring comfort to our church body in prayer and through prayer.  We believe what James 5:16 teaches which says that the prayers of the righteous avail and are effective and that when we confess and pray for one another something will happen.  Jesus modeled for us the importance of prayer in times alone with the Father and also taught His disciples how to pray for those in need.  We desire to live in this way as Jesus taught us.

If My People Just PRAY!
2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
“14 if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
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