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OUR PRAYER

EFFECTIVE PRAYER

is prayed according to His will; in agreement with His word and directed by His Spirit.

BELIEVE

like Daniel, that God hears your prayers.  He desires relationship with you.  He loves you beyond your understanding.  He cheers you on throughout each day.  Read His word to build your faith.  Watch it bloom.

SPEAK

His word to remind you that His power to invoke change is limitless.  His faithfulness to fulfill His promises is absolute.  Study His word to understand your place in His body.  Be an instrument of change in this world.

PRAY

like Moses, knowing that your prayers make a difference.  Be bold to approach God.  Speak His word on behalf of His people and for the lost.

LEARN

from Ezekiel, to be a watchman on the wall.  Pray what God is showing you.  Become a prayer warrior for Him.

APPLY

what you learn from the Bible in your daily life and in your prayers.  Expect to see Him working at all times and in all places.  Look and listen for what He is doing.  Join Him.



PRAYER

Prayer is an opportunity to draw close to God, to minister to others, to build His Kingdom, to become like Jesus …



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JOHN PIPER, DESIRING GOD: MEDIATATIONS OF A CHRISTIAN HEDONIST

Prayer is the open admission that without Christ we can do nothing. And prayer is the turning away from ourselves to God in the confidence that He will provide the help we need. Prayer humbles us as needy and exalts God as wealthy.



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JOIN THE VISTA PRAYER TEAM

Sign up here for the vistaPRAYER team; make a difference in the world. 

  • Receive a weekly email of new prayer needs; please pray at least once per week for these needs.
  • Join us to pray each Sunday after our 10 a.m. service
    • We will meet five minutes after service in the auditorium in the front by the stage..

Need prayer, visit our prayer wall and then click on the "share your prayer request" button.



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Resources

We all pray ... some. But wouldn’t we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?  Max takes you on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, building on a simple “pocket prayer,” distilling all the prayers of the Bible into one that is easy-to-remember and as near as your pocket.
          Father, You are good.
          I need help.
         They need help.
          Thank you.
Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child.
Let the conversation begin.

The opening words of the Lord’s Prayer have become so familiar that we often speak them without a thought, sometimes without any awareness that we are speaking at all. But to the disciples who first heard these words from Jesus, the prayer was a thunderbolt, a radical new way to pray that changed them and the course of history.  Far from a safe series of comforting words, the Lord’s Prayer makes extraordinary claims, topples every earthly power, and announces God’s reign over all things in heaven and on earth.


When his land was drought-stricken in ancient times, Honi ha-M'agel drew a circle in the sand, stepped inside it, and wouldn't budge until God answered his petition for rain. What impossible dream are you praying about? Sharing new insights and personal stories, Batterson's bestseller will help you achieve your desires through audacious prayer. 

Timothy Keller: 5 topics – “desiring prayer, understanding prayer, learning prayer, deepening prayer and moving from awe to intimacy in prayer.”


Philip Yancey: “invites us all into a life of deeper, more fruitful prayer, even though there is great mystery. It asks the questions that most people have.”

Bill Hybels: “This is ideal for those who feel too stressed to take time to pray regularly, or for those who need guidance in the basics.”

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 VISTA PRAYER Ministry

Prayer Coordinator

Gary Pachal