Why we pray

Prayer is fundamental in Christian life. It allows us to communicate with a truly wonderful and loving Father who longs to hear us.

One of the things that links the “greats” of the Bible and heroes in church history is their prayer life: they were constantly relying on their God and Father in all things, whether advice, understanding, strength or pleas for help. So, as a CU, we believe it is important to join together regularly to thank God for His blessings, and to bring our needs to Him. Even more than this, a prayerful life is one of rich blessing, and one that is in tune with our Heavenly Father.

The CU is wholly dependent on God through prayer. Often we try to ‘go it alone’ and rely upon ourselves, but without our loving God our efforts fail. It is for this reason we meet together every week to lay our requests before our Father in utter dependence.

You can do more than pray, after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.

by John Bunyan

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