We believe in the power of prayer. Prayer is a form of communicating with God that gives you a significant advantage.

 

The key to having your prayers answered is this: Pray according to the will of God.

1- Believe

The first step to answered prayer is confidently believing in who God is, and knowing that He loves you and wants the best for you.

 

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.-Hebrews 11:6

 

2- Speak

Speak the Word of God back to God in prayer, declaring His promises. Here are some confessions that you can speak out loud in prayer, while you are standing in faith.

  1. Father, I ask You to give me complete knowledge of Your will and to give me spiritual wisdom and understanding so that I will always honor and please You, and that my life will produce every kind of good fruit as I learn to know You better and better. – Colossians 1:9-10
  2. Father, I thank You that I can ask You, and You will tell me remarkable secrets I do not know, about things to come. –Jeremiah 33:3
  3. Thank You, Father, that I can come boldly to Your throne and that I will receive Your mercy, and…find grace to help me when I need it most. –Hebrews 4:16
  4. I praise You, Father, because I can pray for anything, and if I believe that I’ve received it, it will be mine. –Mark 11:24
  5. Dear heavenly Father, You are coming soon. I won’t worry or be anxious about anything, but I will pray about and give thanks for everything. I will tell You what I need, and I will experience Your peace, which will guard my heart and my mind as I live in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 4:5-7
  6. Dear Father, I thank You that when I don’t know what to do, I can ask You, and You will generously give me wisdom. You will not rebuke me for asking. My faith is in You alone, and I’m in agreement with Your Word. I ask in faith, and I do not doubt. –James 1:5-8

3- Pray

Prayer should be done regularly. Make prayer a consistent part of your day. God is interested in every detail of your life, and wants to be a part of each moment.

 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.--Luke 12:6-7

 

4- Learn

Take your prayers to the next level by learning the various types of prayers and ways to become skilled in praying for your family, leaders, others, and yourself.

At Destiny Center, we have Prayer School every Tuesday night at 7pm in the Main Sanctuary, where you can learn how to become (more skilled in prayer).

 

5- Apply

Pray consistently and put to action all that you learn in His Word.

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.--James 1:22

 

Why fast and pray?

 

Fasting is the act of separating yourself from the things of this world and putting your focus solely on the Lord. “God is the same before, during, and after you fast. Fasting does not change God, but fasting will change you. It will position you to become more sensitive to the Spirit of God.”

 

2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

 

We humble ourselves before the Lord, and put our trust in Him to bring healing to our land. We pray for an awakening of the Church to seek the Lord all across this nation. As Christ-followers we unite under the Lordship of Jesus and ask for His guidance.

 

Prayer and fasting were the catalyst for Daniel’s breakthrough in Daniel 9:1-9

Esther fasted and prayed to intercede for the Jewish people in Esther 4:12-17

After fasting and prayer, Nehemiah commits to securing a new future for the Jewish people in Nehemiah 1:3-5

 

What can I pray for?

We pray for the church to be awakened

 

“This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” — Romans 13:11

 

We pray for our leaders, including pastors and government leaders

 

1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

 

2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” —

1 Timothy 2:1-2

 

We pray for peace

 “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” — Colossians 3:12

 

We pray for humble and obedient hearts

“Righteousness exalts a nation.” — Proverbs 14:34

 

We pray for the needy

“And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed…” — Luke 4:17-18

 

Why do we pray in tongues?

These are the 6 specific reasons that we believe and operate in praying in tongues, and encourage all believers to do so.

1. Speaking in tongues is a supernatural evidence of the Spirit’s indwelling. The Word of God teaches that when we are filled with the Holy Ghost, we speak with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance. It is the initial evidence or sign of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

 

“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” --Acts 2:4

 

2. The person that speaks in tongues edifies, or builds up (charges like a battery) himself.

“He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself.” --1 Corinthians 14:4

 

3.  Praying in tongues is a supernatural way to communicate directly with God, himself and to pray out divine secrets. God is a Spirit. When we pray in tongues, our spirit is in direct contact with God, who is a Spirit. We are talking to Him by a divine, supernatural means.

 

“For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; how beit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.”

--1 Corinthians 14:2

 

“For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.”

--1 Corinthians 14:14

 

4. Praying in tongues reminds us of the Spirit’s indwelling presence. Going beyond the initial evidence of the Sprit’s indwelling, praying in tongues should be a continual experience for life.  Speaking in tongues is a flowing stream which should never dry up, and will enrich life spiritually. It helps us to worship God. Continuing to pray and worship God in tongues helps us to be ever conscious of His indwelling presence. This awareness affects our everyday life, as we are more conscious that Holy Spirit in inside of us everywhere we go.

 

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” --John 14:16-17

 

5. Praying in tongues is praying in line with God’s perfect will.

Speaking in tongues keeps selfishness out of our prayers. A prayer out of one's own mind and thinking has the possibility of being unscriptural. It may be selfish. Too often our prayers are centered around asking God to bless us and our immediate family only.

 

Just because we know how to pray, doesn’t mean that we always know what to pray. When we pray in tongues, we can be assured that our prayers extend beyond our logic, personal opinions of the situation and that we are praying the perfect will of God concerning all things.

 

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

-- Romans 8:26-27

 

6. Praying in tongues enables us to pray for the unknown

Praying in tongues provides a way to pray for things for which no one thinks to pray, or is even aware. We already know that the Holy Spirit helps us to pray for what we know not how to pray as we ought. But in addition, the Holy Spirit—who knows everything—can pray through us for things about which our natural minds know nothing.

 

"Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I AM in the midst of them. Matthew 18:18-20

 

“Get in agreement with someone about whatever you are believing for and watch the Lord move on your behalf! —Exodus 3:14

 

“ 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.”— Acts 1:14

 

There are examples throughout scripture that shows the power and results of joining together in prayer, on one accord in unity with other Believers. There is maximized power in praying together as a group.

 

At Destiny Center, Prayer is part of the foundation of our ministry. We have focused prayer groups that meet throughout the week to focus in prayer for our government, educational system, church members, abundant resources for the Body Of Christ, increased salvations, and more. Get connected to a prayer group today.

 

Why do we pray corporately as a group?

 

Groups

Topic: Financial Breakthrough and Families

Time: MONDAY 5:00 am

Leader: Min. Will Thomas

 

Topic: America (Government, Culture, Entertainment)

Time: MONDAY 7:00pm

Leader: Min. Ashley Kimbrough

 

Topic: Prayer School

Time: TUESDAY 7:00pm

Leader: Prayer Leaders

 

Topic: Pastors, Souls and Believers

Time: THURSDAY 7:00 pm

Leader: Min. Shalonda Brown and Lucy Huffman

 

Topic: Souls

Time: SATURDAY 7:00 am

Leader: Pastor Eric Colemen and Min. Gwen Stafford

 

Pre-Service Prayer

Sunday (10:00 am) and Wednesday

(6:30 pm)

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Pray over your seed and expect an abundant harvest. Know that your seed is being sown into good ground and will be used to teach the Word with simplicity and understanding throughout the world. God bless you.

JOIN US - Service times

The Destiny Center Church welcomes you to join us for our services .

 

Sundays

10:00am Corporate Prayer

10:30am Morning Worship

 

Wednesdays

6:30pm Corporate Prayer

7:00pm Destiny Nights (Bible Study)

 

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