John 15:7 “If you abide in Me and My word abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
These words of Jesus outline the dynamics of prayer and how it can be experienced.
Praying to God, is like having a heart to heart with a very best friend, someone who knows and loves you deeply, and always has your best interest at heart. Someone with whom you can be open and honest, and trust with your innermost thoughts without fear of being cast off, forsaken or rejected.
Prayer is the believer’s response to God’s invitation for relational intimacy. It is the key to the door through which to enter into God’s personal space in order to really get to know Him. This action of drawing near to God occurs as a result of God first stirring within the believer’s heart a desire for connection with their Creator, as Jesus said in John 4:46, “No one can come to Me unless the Father draws him…”
The main goal of NEC Prayer Ministry is to invite and promote the practice of prayer as outlined in John 15:7. Prayer that is underpinned by an abiding relationship with Christ and intimate knowledge of God through Bible study.
We aim to support and encourage the membership’s spiritual development within the context of a strong, consistent, personal prayer life, resulting in effective intercession for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. For successful evangelism, and sustainable church growth, extending God’s kingdom by winning another through nurturing prayer, and loving fellowship.