Weekly Prayer Meeting

A Weekly Prayer Meeting, led by Pastor Steve Hughes, begins with prayer asking that God would meet with us as we seek Him followed by a short devotional. A prepared list of prayer requests are read and more requests are added as they are made known.

The Prayer Meeting is a time of fellowship with each other before God, honoring Him with our testimony of faith through our prayers. Those in attendance pray individually as the Holy Spirit leads in intercession, petition, worship, and thanksgiving.

“All good is born in prayer, and all good springs from it.”
C. H. Spurgeon

Time and Location

Prayer meetings are held each
Sunday evening
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Salem United Methodist Church (23725 Ridge Rd, Germantown, MD)

Multiple small groups meet during the week and on Sunday evening for prayer. All are encouraged to attend. Each of the Bible Study groups also devotes time to prayer and generally follows the same format.

Why Do We Pray?

Prayer is simply talking with God and is a two way communication process. Although we seldom hear God’s audible voice in prayer, He speaks through the transformation and alignment of our minds and hearts with His. He uses a variety of ways to voice His will or plans for our lives either through His Word, the Bible, a word of wisdom or knowledge through another of His children, or a revelatory thought dropped into our minds, to mention a few.

Prayer is vital in developing our relationship with God. He welcomes His children into His Royal Chamber as He is seated on the throne of Grace. He lovingly invites us to be confidently dependent upon Him regarding all aspects of life. We come confidently to God through His son Jesus Christ, who gave His followers access to God in prayer. Therefore, if we call on Him, He promises to answer us.

We pray to God not only about our own needs but those of others. This is an expression of love for God and for others. It is a way to bless and benefit people in a multidimensional way. We pray privately and publicly or in a corporate context. Prayer is an important aspect of faith, which is pleasing to God.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:11-13

For more information or directions to any of the prayer meetings,
please contact the Church Office.

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