Cultivating a culture of dependent prayer
We pray because we need God to do what only he can do. We cultivate a culture of prayer because we want to express our dependence on God in everything we do. We pray at several points during our Sunday morning gathering, and we encourage members to pray individually, with family and friends, and together throughout everyday life during the week. Here are a few additional ways to engage with prayer in our church.
2023 Word and Prayer Guide
Use our 2023 Word and Prayer guide to join with others in prayer for the same topics through the week. See our daily prayer guide here.
As various members request specific prayer for urgent matters, we share this request through email for immediate prayer. If you are a member of ZF and would commit to praying in response to daily emails, contact Bob Ash (email@example.com).
If you desire to grow in prayer, consider the following resources:
Sermons on Prayer from Zionsville Fellowship.
Tim Chester, You Can Pray: Finding Grace to Pray Every Day
Tim Keller, Prayer: Experience Awe and Intimacy with God
Don Carson, Praying With Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation
The elders pray for members at each elders meeting. They also welcome members to request special prayer in light of James 5:14-15: "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven." Contact the elders for prayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Partners for Youth
Our Middle School and High School ministries link youth with other members for a partnership in prayer. If you are a member of ZF and would like to be a prayer partner for a youth, contact Taylor Sutton at email@example.com.