The Prayer Ministry at Knollwood desires to bring before God individuals within our congregation and others who have a prayer need. If you have a matter that you would like us to pray about, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the specifics of your request as it would be our honor and joy to present your need to the Lord. You can also let us know you would like a phone call via the email.
Ongoing Prayer Opportunities:
1. Weekly KCC Email Prayer Chain: Be a prayer partner and receive weekly prayer requests and praises from the Knollwood family. Email Kathryn Howell (email@example.com) if you would like to be part of this prayer chain ministry.
2. Every Sunday Morning Prayer: All are invited to pray for the Sunday activities at KCC, as well as other KCC ministries and needs. We meet each Sunday, 8:30-8:55 AM, in the KCC Education Center lower level.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Phil 4:6-7)
The following resources can assist you in deepening your understanding, appreciation, and practice of prayer:
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Tim Keller
Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer.
Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act.
With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader.
Dr. Keller's previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he'll show them how to find a deeper connection with God.
The Power of Prayer In A Believer's Life by Charles Spurgeon
Considered by his peers then and now as "The Prince of Preachers," Charles Spurgeon built London's Metropolitan Tabernacle into the world's largest independent congregation during the nineteenth century. While many factors have been highlighted that help explain the effectiveness of Spurgeon's preaching, the foremost secret that empowered Charles Spurgeon was his devotion to prayer.
When people would walk through the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Spurgeon would take them to the basement prayer room where people were always on their knees interceding for the church. Then Spurgeon would declare, "Here is the powerhouse of this church." That statement is backed by the amazing number of sermons that Spurgeon preaced on prayer.
Spurgeon was a great believer and teacher in passionate, Holy Spirit-directed prayer. His word pictures of the majestic throne of grace that God calls believers to be privileged to come before is well worth the price of the book alone. You will be inspired and challenged in your prayer life, especially if you experience struggles in prayer.