(Y) Prayer.

We believe that all believers are commanded and encouraged to have a consistent, effectual and fervent prayer life. We believe that we should pray for one another, pray for mercy and help in time of need, pray for those in leadership, pray for wisdom, and pray with thanksgiving. We believe that our prayers are hindered if we regard iniquity in our heart. (Ps. 66:18; James 5:13-20; I Thess.5:17; Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6; Luke 18:1)

"If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:" Psalms 66:18
"Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins." James 5:13-20
"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17
"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" Ephesians 6:18
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Philippians 4:6
"And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;" Luke 18:1