“Prayer itself is an art that only the Holy Spirit can teach us. … Pray until you can pray.”
— Charles Spurgeon
Prayer at ABK
We prioritize prayer because it is an essential discipline for followers of Jesus. Prayer was modeled and encouraged not only by Jesus himself (Matthew 6:9-13, John 16:24), but also modeled by the apostles and the early church (Acts 2:42-47). Paul likewise called the church to prayer, and considered it foundational to his ministry. (Ephesians 6:18-20; Colossians 4:2; 1 Timothy 2:1).
We long to see all our Apostles brothers and sisters leave prayer insecurity behind and become secure, resting in the assurance of their access to the Father through prayer. Prayer is not for the spiritually elite or eloquent few. No matter how long you have been a Christian, no matter how you feel about how you pray, we want you to join us.
The prayer team’s goal is to contribute to the flourishing of our brothers’ and sisters’ prayer lives by equipping them theologically and practically to pray both in community and in solitude.
- Theologically: The foundation. Scriptural understanding of what Scripture prayer is, why we are called to participate in prayer, and how we pray.
- Practically: The activation. Effectively expanding our prayer tool kits, and demystifying the complexity or inaccessibility of prayer. What we do when we pray, different ways to pray, etc.
- In community: Praying as one body. Gathering together in unity, agreeing with one another’s prayers.
- In solitude: Praying when no one else is around. Glorifying God’s name, seeking His counsel, enjoying His presence.
“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” — Romans 15:5–6
While COVID still hinders us from gathering in person on a weekly basis, we still join together as one! Prayer gatherings and prayer requests are for those who call Apostles Brooklyn home, but always feel free to invite a friend.
Apostles Brooklyn’s prayer gatherings are led by prayer team members who invest prayer and study in their preparation. We all come from different backgrounds, but are all members of ABK. Once the leader opens with prayer, participants pray one at a time and are muted when not praying. There is no requirement to pray on each call, so feel free to join, listen, and be encouraged by the prayers of the people.
To sign up for weekly prayer emails, click here:
Our weekly prayer meetings are held virtually on Sundays and Mondays. Find information and the link to join (link is the same for both):
- Sundays, 10:00am-10:30am: On Sunday mornings, prayer leaders pray over that Sunday’s sermon scripture, pray over all who hear the message that their hearts be receptive, and pray over leadership and those serving that day.
- Mondays, 8:00pm-9:00pm: On Monday evenings, prayer leaders select passages of scripture to lead participants through, and often incorporate elements of the former week’s sermon.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
— James 15:16
If you share a prayer request, it will be prayed over by the members of the prayer team. Your prayer requests will not be disclosed in any prayer gathering. If you have answered prayers, please share as well so we can praise God with you! You may send your prayer requests here: