“…these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples." Isaiah 56:7
Jesus quoted this passage from Isaiah when He went into the temple, His “Father’s House” as He called it, and found that instead it had become a “den of thieves.” He then made a whip and drove out the merchants who were trying to take financial advantage of people who simply wanted to meet with God. “Zeal for His house consumed Him…”
At River of Life, zeal for our Father’s House consumes us, and in our quest to follow our Lord’s example in everything, we realize that one of the most important things we can and must do, is to pray. Whether for our daily needs, for personal revival, or for a move of the Holy Spirit like we read about, one of the keys is prayer. In fact, every true revival that has ever happened, has been marked with consistent, fervent, earnest prayer... and we simply can’t afford to miss out on that.
James 5:16 “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 says “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
To read the Weekly House of Prayer Update, click here.
Guide to morning and evening prayers
Whether you are wanting to learn more about prayer, or to add a new dimension to your existing prayer life, this can be a very valuable tool. It gives you a simple format for a time of prayer in the morning and evening of each day of the week; as well as a dinner time prayer, and prayers for children at bedtime. This is also a way for us to stand united in prayer as a church body. So join with us as we pray together for an increase of God's presence and power in our church and our city.
To find out more about the prayer guide, check out our FAQ page here.
To download a copy of our latest guide to morning and evening prayers (Sept - Dec 2013) click here. Or you can pick one up at the church in the brochure rack outside the main office.
The previous edition of our prayer guide can be found here (May 2013).
If you are in need of a quiet place to pray, come and visit our prayer room at the church. This quiet, inviting space is open Monday to Friday during office hours (9am-12 &1-4pm).
The Saturday nights before the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month we hold a prayer vigil to seek God's presence and power. Come out any time between 8pm and 2am.
Prayer Vigil Video Blogs
Want to find out what the vigils are all about? After our prayer vigils we will be interviewing people to hear why they attend and what their experience is like. Click here to view the blogs.
If you are in need of prayer of any kind, please click here to fill out our contact form with your prayer request. All emergency requests will be added to our prayer chain that is available both morning and evening. All other requests will be added to our Elders prayer list that happens on Wednesday mornings.
Each week families from our church directory are alphabetically selected and contacted for specific prayer requests. These requests are included in our prayer binder and are prayed for by the Elders each Wednesday morning. This time with the elders, which begins at 7:30 am, is open to anyone who is wanting to come and pray for the congregation.