The Crossing's desire is to be a called a "House of Prayer for all nations," and as such offers many opportunities to communicate with God and host His presence. Crossing members and friends can participate in:
Additional ministries in which prayer plays a major role are:
The Crossing is a community of faith that loves to seek and experience God through prayer. In Isaiah 56:7, the Lord says, "these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations." There are many other verses contained in the Bible in which God invites us to communicate with Him by praying individually and together with others. The following are a few such verses:
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer." (Romans 12:12)"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests." (Ephesians 6:18) "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (Philippians 4:6) "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." (Colossians 4:2) "Pray continually." (1 Thessalonians 5:17) "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone ...." (1 Timothy 2:1)
As devoted disciples of Jesus Christ, we also follow the many examples found in the Bible that describe the times Jesus prayed, including the following:
"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed." (Mark 1:35) "But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed." (Luke 5:16)."One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God." (Luke 6:12)."Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up." (Luke 18:1)
Through communicating with God through prayer God enables us individually and together with others to partner with Him and to build a relationship of faith and trust in which His will for our lives, families, church, community and world are accomplished. Yes, God can accomplish His purposes without us, but He has chosen prayer as a means for building our relationship with Him and for accomplishing His will on earth.