Introducing WSFC Prayer Room

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Recently, my friend and I went to a pottery studio near Sandy, OR. She had gifted me a class and we finally had a chance to redeem it. The studio was set up in a 100 year old beautiful, eccentric barn. It was filled with every kind of color and tool for forming and creating things. We were in heaven.

While my friend went straight for the pottery wheel, I chose to grab a slab of clay and began forming it on pottery molds and into shapes. For three hours, we were up to our elbows in our creations. In a couple of weeks we will collect the finished product, but for me personally, the most impressionable part for my soul isn’t seeing the final product, instead it’s the process of formation.

The reality is that in this life we are continually being formed by something. Whether we like it or not, all of us are being formed in one way or another, either positively or negatively.

Here’s my question: What is forming you? Or, maybe a better question is, who is forming you?

All throughout Scripture we see that a life lived in the Spirit is a life lived in prayer. Prayer forms our hearts and lives to the heart of God as we develop a deeper relationship with Him through listening and conversation in prayer.

Look at how the Psalmist grows in awareness of the tenderness of God as he responds to the invitation to come spend time with Him. My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” (Psalm 27:8)

Jesus models for us in Luke 5:16 of the need to rest and hear from God in a quiet place.

“But Jesus often withdrew to a quiet place and prayed.” (Luke 5:16)

After his conversion, the life of Paul was fiercely devoted to prayer. The Bible says he prayed regularly and continuously and he urges fellow believers to do the same. Read 1 Thess 5:16-18 and Eph 6:18 to discover more!

These are just a few of many, many examples in Scripture of how prayer forms us, connects us to God and grows our faith.

I’d like to invite you to something new coming up soon at WSFC. It’s called The Prayer Room. If you have been wanting to learn how to form your days and life around prayer as well as grow into a more meaningful prayer experience with God, please join us for the Prayer Room on the first Wednesday of every month starting March 1st at 6:30pm in the Ministry Center.

Here, we will come together to learn about prayer, listen to the Holy Spirit and pray for one another and the needs of our church and community. This is a space for all ages and childcare is available.

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” (Psalm 27:8)


In Christ,

Pastor Kristin Chaney