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Prayer is a conversation with God

A habit of prayer and worship, alone and with others, is one of the three essential characteristics of Christian discipleship at Westminster Presbyterian Church. When we pray, we strengthen and build our relationship of trust and love with God. In prayer, we speak to God and listen for God's response. 

Westminster Presbyterian 4:30 p.m. Prayer

Each day at 4:30 p.m. we pause whatever we're doing and pray the Westminster Prayer. This practice brings us closer to one another and closer to God. Will you pause at 4:30 p.m. and pray with us? 

Ever-present God,

you make all things beautiful in your own time.

Please guide Westminster Presbyterian Church in our waiting and our watching for you.

Embolden us to respond to your actions.

Help me to follow you, even if it means stepping out of my comfort zone.

We belong to you, not to ourselves.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

In worship, we also pray the Lord's prayer:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Prayers for Each Other

How can we pray for you? We keep a prayer request list and publish it in our Sunday bulletin so that we can pray for each other. If you would like to be added to the prayer request list, please contact the church office at (785) 357-0339.

“Prayer is at the heart of worship. It is a gift from God, who desires dialogue and relationship with us. It is a posture of faith and a way of living in the world. Prayer is also the primary way in which we participate in worship. Christian prayer is offered through Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Faithful prayer is shaped by God’s Word in Scripture and inspires us to join God’s work in the world.

There are many kinds of prayer—adoration, thanksgiving, confession, supplication, intercession, dedication. There are many ways to pray — listening and waiting for God, remembering God’s gracious acts, crying out to God for help, or offering oneself to God. Prayer may be spoken, silent, sung, or enacted in physical ways” (W-2.0202).

-(PCUSA) The Annotated Book of Order

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