Prayer is one of the greatest and - sadly - most neglected gifts given to us by God. The reality that we can dialogue with our Creator, our Redeemer, our Saviour, and our loving Father, is simply amazing. As Reality Vancouver, we desire to be a prayerful people who place our trust in the wisdom and power of God.
Throughout the Bible, prayer is defined as constant, personal communication with God. We believe prayers are not offered so that God can find out what we need; Jesus tells us, "…Your Father knows what you need before you ask him" (Matthew 6:8). Instead, God wants us to pray because prayer expresses our trust in Jesus and is a means whereby our trust in Him can increase. Prayer also brings us into deeper fellowship and relationship with God. He loves and delights in spending time with us as his image-bearers. Through prayer, God allows us to be involved in activities that are eternally significant and super-naturally empowered.
At Reality, prayer happens throughout the week, in both larger and smaller gatherings. During our larger gatherings, there will always be a time of response - for worship in song, for remembrance in communion, and for repentance and petition in prayer. You are encouraged to come forward to be prayed with - for praises, requests or for healing - our Prayer Team would be honoured to pray with you.
For autumn 2012, we're inviting our community to spend a short time each day at 4:20pm in prayer. For more on what-why-how go HERE.
Throughout the week, men and women gather at various times and places to pray for our city and for the specific needs and praises in the congregation.
For Reality's current & ongoing PRAYER items, please go HERE.
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OPEN PRAYER GROUPS & TIMES
Sunday morning | 10am | before the service begins we gather to pray over the city, our neighbours, the gathering, the servant teams and our time of worship. All are welcome.
Sunday morning | during our response time (after the sermon), a prayer team we will be available for prayer on the carpeted area next to the cross. All are welcome.
Community Groups | meeting throughout the week around the city | open to all | details
Men | Thursdays | 7am - 8:15 | SOMA - men's Fight Club
Women | Fridays | 9:30-11:30am - at SOMA | refresh
Local Leaders | 2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:30am | SOMA - prayer for the city & local church plants
Prayerwalking the hood | gathering to clean up and prayerwalk the Dickens community, Mt Pleasant & various eastside neighbourhoods. Time & dates to be determined.
Prayer & Worship nights | extended evenings of prayer & song - often including communion & fasting | details
LEADERSHIP TEAM PRAYER
Reality Staff | Weekly during lead team meeting | prayer requests & prayer for community
Elders | prayer during monthly meetings
Leadership Cadre | bi-weekly | prayer requests & prayer for community
If you’d like us to pray for you, please fill out a prayer card at one of our gatherings, or send us an email at: email@example.com.
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Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Colossians 4:2-6 niv