Prayer

Pray First

Pray First is tonight! 

We’ve gathered to pray on the first Wednesday of every month since just about the beginning of Taproot’s existence. By God’s grace, we’ll continue to do so until He sees fit to lay her to rest or until Christ returns. 

If you haven’t joined us before, I encourage you to do so. 

Yes, I know the experience of most is that “corporate” prayer “meetings” are dull, mindless, and unfruitful. But not ours. (Yes. A little boasting in Christ). God is full of grace and mercy. Furthermore, Satan hates it when we pray. He especially hates it when we pray together. One pastor says, “If I were the devil, I’d do everything I could to keep the people from praying together.” I’m sure you can think of an experience that illustrates this reality.   

As much as God has met us in our Pray First gatherings, I believe He wants to meet us more. He wants us to seek His face and be filled with all His fullness (Ephesians 3:19). No, I don’t know what all this entails but I’m excited to find out. I hope you are too. 

Christ is all! 

Pastor Mike 

Pray First

The first Wednesday of every month, we gather at Twin Beans Coffee Co. in Twin Falls, to spend time worshiping God in song and prayer. This Wednesday night, we'll be praying specifically for the people of our city, and the churches in our city. With Easter Sunday upon us, our hope is to see many begin to follow Jesus. We love the churches of Twin Falls and are praying that God would work powerfully through the men who have the opportunity to preach the gospel this Sunday. 

If you want to pray with us, please join us from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the coffee shop on 144 Main St. S.

Christ is all!

Pastor Mike

 

Pray First

Tonight begins our first ever all church prayer night. We're simply calling it "Pray First." I wanted to take a moment and share some thoughts as to why we're going to make this a regular rhythm of Taproot Church Twin Falls.

Why Pray?

1. We need to pray

Prayer is one of the most difficult practices in the world. There are fewer things that are more humbling than prayer. In prayer, we acknowledge the reality that we are weak and needy, and that God is the only One who can truly provide our deepest needs. We simply need to be a people humbly dependent on God.

2. Jesus prayed

If Jesus prayed, then certainly we, his followers, should pray too. Prayer was clearly important to Jesus. We see that he went to great work to get away from the daily routine and grind of life to spend time with the Father in prayer (Mark 1:35; 6:46; 14:32-42). Furthermore, Jesus went to the work of explaining to his disciples how to pray (Matthew 6:5-15).

3. The early church prayed

After Jesus ascended into heaven, one of the first scenes we see in the book of Acts is the church gathered together, praying (Acts 1:14). And as you continue through Acts, it's prayer that comes up over and over again. Furthermore, the letters of Paul are filled with prayers and petitions to pray. 

What To Expect?

Praying in a large group can be awkward. But at the same time, it can be one of the most joyful times of prayer you'll ever experience. We're going to do our best (praying for the Spirit's help) to accommodate for the latter. 

Our prayer nights will be formatted to keep us on track and in a specific direction. We'll begin the night with a bit of teaching from scripture and vision for the church. We'll then move into singing a song or two. After this, we'll begin praying. Sometimes our prayers will be as one large group. Other times we'll break up into our Gospel Communities. Other times we'll break up into even smaller groups. And other times we'll break up into separated male and female groups. The night will be mixed with song and prayer, and guided by scripture. 

If you've never prayed in a large group before, that's okay, we invite you to join us anyways, knowing that you aren't being pressured to do anything. All in all, we're simply gathering together to humbly seek the will of the Father for Twin Falls, the Magic Valley, and beyond.

We'll see you there!

Christ is all!

Pastor Mike Littleton