The Bible Study varies depending on how the Holy Spirit lead us,
but the studies are interactive with discussion and questions very much encouraged.
The Bible study is followed by a time when we pray together.
Prayer is only for those who believe that God is personal and who want a personal relationship
This is one of the most valuable aspects of praying with one another.
Another valuable benefit of prayer meetings is the confession of our sins to one another.
Prayer meetings give us opportunity to obey the command to “confess your sins to each other
and pray for each other so that you may be healed” (James 5:16). Here, James does not necessarily
speak of physical healing, but rather of spiritual restoration (Hebrews 12:12-13).
He also refers to the forgiveness of God, which enables the believer to become spiritually whole again.
James knew that the one who becomes separated from the flock is most susceptible to the dangers of sin.
God wants His people to encourage and support one another in loving fellowship, mutual honesty and
confession as we pray for and with each other. Such close fellowship helps provide spiritual strength
to experience victory over sin.
Another great value of prayer meetings is that believers encourage one another to endure.
All of us face obstacles, but by sharing and praying together as Christians, we often help others avoid
“drifting out” of their spiritual lives. The value of corporate prayer lies in its power to unify hearts.
Praying before God on behalf of our brothers and sisters has the effect of linking one another spiritually.
As we “carry each other’s burdens,” we “fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).
Where there is prayer, there is unity, which Jesus prayed so fervently for His followers to have (John 17:23).
More than anything else, prayer meetings bring about change.
Praying with one another, believers can witness God produce miracles and change hearts.
A prayer meeting is a time of real value as believers seek a deep intimacy and quiet communion
with God at His throne. It is a time of unity with fellow believers in the presence of the Lord.
It is a time to care for those around us as we share their burdens.
It is a time when God manifests His never-ending love and desire to communicate with those who love Him.