Prayer at Asbury Church

How Can We Pray for you?

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Are you struggling? Do you have a family member who is ill? Has something wonderful happened to you? We take praying for each other very seriously at Asbury Church. If you have a prayer concern or request for yourself, family or friend, please click the button below.

Submit your PRayer Concern

Current Asbury Prayer List

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Click the button below to view the current Asbury Prayer List. During your quiet devotion time, on your commute to work or as you are getting ready for sleep, take a moment to pray for those in our congregation who might be struggling or celebrating life!

View Asbury's Current Prayer List
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Why is Prayer Important?

How is your prayer life? Are you praying on a regular basis? Are you meeting Him and sharing your heart? Whether you are or you aren't, we all need help when it comes to a consistent and meaningful prayer life.


Prayer is one of the most important things a Christian can do. It is a time they are communicating with God and it should be taken very seriously. While there is deep theological meaning in prayer, it doesn’t have to be something that is complicated and difficult. It’s something anyone can do anywhere at any time.


Here are a few more reasons why it is so important: 


  1. Drawing Near to God: It’s impossible to know someone if you don’t spend time with them. Prayer is an opportunity to spend time with God. To really understand the heart of God, you need to pray. In John 15:15, Jesus says He no longer calls us his servants, but calls us His friends. Talking with God develops a deeper relationship with Him. The deeper the relationship becomes, the more time you want to spend with Him. In 1 Corinthians 3:9, God calls us His fellow workers. How can we be His fellow workers if we refuse to talk to Him?
  2. Prayer Brings Light to Darkness: Sometimes we forget just how powerful prayer is. We aren’t fighting against something imaginary. Our prayers are fighting against spiritual battles that linger in dark places. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” The power of prayer is so great it has the power to defeat the devil and his power over us. He wants to destroy us, but God wants to bring us closer to Him. Prayer is our tool to win that battle. Prayer gives us the strength and the faith to finish the race victorious.
  3. Prayer Changes Us: We often think prayer changes God. This simply isn’t the case. Prayer changes US. When we spend time with God, He is working to change our heart to be more like His. The more time we spend with Him, the more we are like Him. Our habits and lifestyles change. We no longer live a self-centered life, but one that is focused on others with a pure and sincere heart. Prayer changes us inside out.
  4. Prayer Protects: Protection is ours just for the asking. We need to pray for protection for our loved ones every day. Pray for loved ones by name, one by one. You can never pray too much for one person. Sometimes it helps to make a list of all the people that you need to pray for each day. Doing this not only offers us protection, but also sets a great example for our children. 
  5. Prayer Brings Breakthroughs in Life: One of the most important aspects of prayer in your life is the breakthroughs that come. Sometimes we are faced with devastating circumstances and feel we have nowhere to turn. It’s at that point we should pray (although there should have plenty of prayer beforehand, too). Fasting and praying is powerful, too. Sometimes you need a message from God and you need to be solely focused on Him to get it. It may be painful during the prayer and waiting process but once you receive it you will be so happy you sought Him. While you wait, you can also sing praise songs, read the Bible, or anything else that brings you closer to Him. Even if the breakthrough doesn’t happen that day, you will receive the strength and the grace to carry on. Eventually you will receive an answer to your prayers, or a peace about waiting longer. When you look back over this time you will most likely see it as some of the most spiritually rich time of your life.

Keep Praying

Prayer is one of the most important disciplines in the Christian faith. It is our connection to the Creator of this world and the Savior of our souls. When a Christian makes it a habit to pray every day, he or she experiences the benefits of communing with God on such an intimate level. There are times however, that no matter how faithful you are to God and how strong your walk with the Lord is, prayer is simply difficult. So difficult in fact, you may want to just stop praying all together.

  • Maybe you've been praying for the same thing for years and you've grown tired, weary, and wonder if God even hears you anymore. Or cares.
  • Maybe you don't want to get your hopes up by praying about a particular situation because you doubt it will really turn out as you desire.
  • Maybe you're scared to pray because you fear God's answer may not be what you are hoping for.
  • Maybe your prayer life has become monotonous and feels more like a chore than a blessing.

Despite its many benefits, prayer is a spiritual discipline that we sometimes just want to quit doing. But don't. God is working in you and through you for His good. Just keep praying!