Our precious privilege is to commune with our Heavenly Father. We pray privately during the week, and publicly as a church on Sundays and Wednesdays.
2nd Wednesdays | Prayer & Singing
We value communing with our Triune God in prayer. You are invited to join us for a monthly time of prayer and singing, every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at 6817 Antrim Road, Edina MN.
“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:14–16)
During our time of prayer we share the joys and burdens on our hearts as we cry out to the Lord In prayers of Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (ACTS). Each month we also look at one Psalm together and pray through the Psalm as we “hide the word of God in our hearts” (Psalm 119:11). As one pastor says:
1. The Psalms teach us to pray through imitation and response. … Real prayer is always an answer to God’s revelation. The Psalms are both prayer and revelations about God — the perfect ideal soil for learning prayer.
2. The Psalms take us deep into our own hearts 1,000 times faster than we would ever go if left to ourselves. … Religious/moral people tend to want to deny the rawness and reality of their own feelings, especially the darkness of them. … The secular world has almost made an idol of emotional self-expression. … But the Psalmists neither “stuff” their feelings nor “ventilate” them. They pray them — they take them into the presence of God until they change or understand them.
3. Most importantly, the Psalms force us to deal with God as He is, not as we wish He was. … Left to ourselves, we will pray to some god who speaks what we like hearing, or to the part of God we manage to understand. But what is critical is that we speak to the God who speaks to us, and to everything he speaks to us … the Psalms train us in that conversation.
—Quotes from Answering God by Eugene Peterson as quoted by Redeemer Churches
In addition to praying together, we will also sing “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” (Colossians 3:16). As we pray and sing together, our hearts are knit together in love for the Lord and for each other.
We hope you can join us for this time of prayer, singing, and fellowship.