When We Gather Together: We Pray Using the Words of the Bible
We pray using the words of the Bible as our guide at Taft because it pleases God when our prayer priorities are His priorities. When the Word of God abides in us, our desires become His desires, and He gives us what we ask for. When we pray publicly we are praying together and beseeching God for His blessings and gifts to bring about the praise of His glorious grace - that His name would be great in all the world. So, for the next year, we are praying the Psalms, the divine prayer/songbook, which directs us to ask for those things that please His heart and brings us great joy.