Prayer is an essential part of the life of Redeemer Church, and is the engine room of all that we do. Through the gift of prayer, God allows us to enter into direct conversation with Him, which is another example of His unending grace to us. We believe that prayer really does work, and that when we pray God hears us, and responds. We therefore prioritise prayer highly, both as a church, and in our own individual lives.
We can’t do anything alone. We know that it is not increased human activity that is going to advance the Kingdom of God on earth but a work of God’s Spirit. Therefore crying out to God to move in our church and in our world is the first and foremost missionary activity of Redeemer Church. We also know that there is a spiritual battle that as believers and as a church together we are in the middle of. Jesus has the victory through the cross, so we know we are on the winning side but prayer is a key means of engaging in the battle and seeing the victory of Jesus increasingly made known.
Because of this, we provide various opportunities as a church to gather together as one to pray. These are times when we can grow in our relationship with God and support and strengthen one another in our walk with Him, as well as seeking his direction for our church, our lives and our community. This is in addition to teaching, equipping and encouraging each member of our church to develop their own personal prayer lives as well.
Family Meetings – We also meet together on Zoom on the first Sunday of every month in the evening for Family Meetings. This is a time where we share about and discuss what is going on in the life of the church, as well as hearing about what may be planned for the future.. Importantly, it also provides us with an opportunity to lift these up to God in prayer, and to seek His direction and wisdom with them. These meetings start at 7:30pm and include a time of communion.
Early Morning Prayer – Every Wednesday morning, we also gather together as a family to start the day with prayer: lifting up our church, our community and our world to God. This takes place on Zoom, from 7:00-7.20am.
Sunday Morning Prayer – We also believe it is essential that we pray each Sunday morning before our weekly service begins, bringing the service and those leading us before God, and asking for Him to be with us as we meet. We therefore gather together on Zoom before each Sunday service between 9.45-10.00am to pray. All are welcome to join us for this.
To find out more about when our next prayer meetings are, see our calendar
On top of these regular prayer meetings, we also occasionally observe a period of prayer and fasting as a church for specific purposes and/or at specific times in our journey as a family with God. Information about these will be communicated during our Sunday morning service at the time.