“Prayer is simply conversing with God our Father according to the instruction of Jesus in Matthew 6:9-13. It is wonderful to know that we can approach the Maker of the universe in the same way as our own father with the confidence and faith as a child with the knowledge that He will hear us and respond! Let us not be reluctant in our worship in this way.”
Our mission is to equip and connect disciples to deepen their prayer lives and to help individuals grow in their understanding and experience of prayer.
Quite simply, intercessory prayer is the act of praying on behalf of others. The role of mediator in prayer was prevalent in the Old Testament, in the cases of Abraham, Moses, David, Samuel, Hezekiah, Elijah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. Christ is pictured in the New Testament as the ultimate intercessor, and because of this, all Christian prayer becomes intercession since it is offered to God through and by Christ. Jesus closed the gap between us and God when He died on the cross. Because of Jesus’ mediation, we can now intercede in prayer on behalf of other Christians or for the lost, asking God to grant their requests according to His will. “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). “Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Romans 8:34). Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/intercessory-prayer.html#ixzz3V160cJMI
As a church we meet for intercessory prayer at 10:00 on Tuesdays at the church and at 18:00 on Thursdays at 35 Wagtail Way, Somerset Heights Estate.
Prayer Connect is simply a time when the church meets for Corporate prayer. This is is an important part of the life of the church, along with worship, sound doctrine, communion, and fellowship. The early church met regularly to learn the doctrine of the apostles, break bread, and pray together (Acts 2:42). When we pray together with other believers, the effects can be very positive. Corporate prayer edifies and unifies us as we share our common faith. The same Holy Spirit who dwells within each believer causes our hearts to rejoice as we hear praises to our Lord and Savior, knitting us together in a unique bond of fellowship found nowhere else in life. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/corporate-prayer.html#ixzz3V18bxjAT
Prayer Connect is normally on the last Thursday of each month at 18:45 when attendants can enjoy some coffee and muffins before going into the time of worship and prayer.
MCP (Men’s Coffee and Prayer) is part of the Men’s Ministry where men can start the day off by meeting at someone’s house at 06:00 for devotions and prayer. This normally happens on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
It is a group of like-minded men who pray for each other, meet together for support and counsel, share each other’s burdens and victories, and offer practical help, advice and support. It is not exclusive – all men are welcome.
The New Testament describes the people of God as a body where each member works to build up the rest of the body to the glory of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-17). Each member can use their spiritual gift to build up the body. In the early church, brothers and sisters in Christ met in homes where they could truly care for one another, love one another and encourage one another to grow in Christ with emphasis on oneness, and unity. For us, as believers, to be healthy, growing, fruitful Christians we cannot live in isolation. God has so composed the body of Christ that the members need each other. Our Home Fellowship Groups (HFG’s) are arranged with these truths in mind. Currently we have 17, some of whom are young people, or senior people or young families or just people who live close to one another – mostly meeting weekly at a convenient time.
Prayer is an essential part of a home fellowship meeting where, with confidence built up in each other and in our heavenly Father, we can bring our deepest thoughts and concerns to Him.
There is prayer before the Sunday morning service to ask for God’s blessing it, for the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of all attending, and for the worship team and speakers to be open to His guidance in everything that happens during that time. Anyone who feels led to pray is welcome to attend in the Pastor’s office at 09:00.
As in previous years, SWBC will again participate with other churches in the basin in a prayer initiative set up by the Helderberg Basin Prayer Network branch of the Jericho Walls Global Prayer Watch www.globalprayerwatch.org/7days.
We are calling the church to ten days of prayer for personal revival, breakthrough, spiritual awakening and social justice in the ten-day period leading up to Pentecost Sunday (15 May).
Our hope is that this will be a time of intensive prayer for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the church. We encourage you to fill all 240 hours of the ten days with non-stop prayer (24/10) and to unite the entire congregation in prayer. Individuals, Bible Study groups, men’s groups, cell groups, youth groups, prayer groups, and women’s groups etc. have been invited to take 1-2 hour prayer slots.
SWBC has registered with the Basin Prayer Network for this continuous prayer from Ascension Day 5th May to Pentecost Sunday 15 May as many other churches and schools in this region are doings) with focus on:
“I have set watchmen on your walls, o Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” Isaiah 62:6-7;
Salvation of the Lost
“After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; so that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does all these things.” Acts 15:16-17;
“And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out night and day to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:7-8
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If you are are in need of prayer or want us to pray for someone, please complete the form below.
Your request will always be treated as confidential.
SWBC Office – 021 852 1810
John 5: 14 – 15:
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.“