Prayer is foundational to our lives and ministry! Below are some of the ways that you can get involved in being prayed for, or praying for others. You can submit a prayer request card on Sunday mornings or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to providing an opportunity to go deeper in friendship, the Word and accountability, community groups are a place where prayer—for yourself, for others, for the ministry of Westside and so on—plays a huge role. For CG times and locations click here.
Wednesday Morning Prayer from 7-8 AM
Join us on Wednesday mornings for a time of prayer at The Centre before you head to work or school. We'll have coffee and baking to send you off! Also, if you have any prayer requests please call the office or email email@example.com.
Friday evening prayer
Join us on Friday evenings at 7pm at the Cole's house in Marpole. Email the office for directions!
Sunday Morning Prayer Team
At every Sunday gathering during our time of response, a prayer team is available to pray with you.
Prayer Cards & Email Requests
We provide Prayer and Praise Cards at the usher station and Connect Centre on Sundays. Fill one out and drop it in an offering jar so that our Prayer Team, staff and elders can pray for you throughout the week. Forgot to fill out a card on Sunday? No problem, just email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass it on.
Have a heart for prayer and want to stand in the gap for others? Our Prayer Team receives updates via The City. Email email@example.com for more information.
NOTE: Westside membership is a prerequisite to joining the Prayer Team.
Prayer 3 x 15 Commitment
Prayer is the act of communication with our Abba Father. If there is no communication between individuals, there is no relationship. This is true in friendship, in marriage, and in our relationship with God. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 commands us all to “pray continually”. The work of Jesus through His life, death, and resurrection has brought great freedom to our relationship with God. We want to encourage you to build your relationship with Jesus and experience the freedom of it through prayer.
Some helpful and practical hints:
- Set aside three specific days. Some days will obviously work better than others and there will be weeks where days will have to change, but try to find 3 days – 15 minutes per day - in your week where things stay relatively consistent (3x15).
- Also, pick a “trigger reminder”. For example, if you have kids, your trigger may be that immediately after you say goodnight to them you pray with your spouse. If you are single your trigger might be coming home from work or school. Another option might be to add it into the calendar on your smart phone, setting it to deliver a notification at the appropriate time. Whatever it is, find something that reminds you to pray.
- Don’t beat yourself up if things don’t go exactly as planned. Don’t give up. Keep at it - persevere and stay encouraged. Expect spiritual opposition - don’t be surprised if arguments and frustrations arise right before you’re supposed to pray with your spouse – we have an enemy who wants to keep you from praying. Resist him in prayer.
- If you are involved in a CG, make a commitment with others of the same gender to meet together during the week to pray and encourage one another.
Do you have a story to tell about how God is moving and working as a result of your time in prayer? Sign up now.