ACTS Prayer Ministry
ACTS stands for the four key elements of prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication. Shepherd Gate Church is a community of prayer. To us, and to all true believers in Jesus, prayer is as indispensable as oxygen. It is true that every victory we have seen, every changed life, every provision of our needs, is in answer to prayer. Through prayer we connect the needs we see with the unlimited supplies of grace and power that only God can give.
Prayer is not a discipline that only seasoned experts can master. Every true believer in Jesus can pray, young or old. As we pray we become more attuned to God’s will, growing in understanding, obedience, humility, and love. No wonder, then, that Paul tells believers to “keep on praying” (I Thessalonians 5:17, NLT).
Shepherd Gate encourages all members to have special times of private prayer each day. We also know the great value of praying together, so we plan gatherings just for that purpose. A.C.T.S. provides opportunities for you to become involved in prayer with others. A.C.T.S. is open to all members of the congregation and beyond.
Here are some opportunities for you to become involved in prayer with others:
Please join us for prayer every Sunday morning before church at 9 am in the church office.
Ladies’ Intercessory Prayer Meeting: Monday afternoons at the church at 12:30 to 1:30, women gather for intercessory prayer. All women are free to join us on any given week. The time of intercession includes a time of worship, gathering of all the prayer requests and praise reports, and then we spend time seeking God for each request received. All that is required is that you come with a heart toward God and a desire to pray and intercede. If you want more information, please contact Scotti Duis at 703.961.1040.
Individual prayer requests are sent to the prayer team as they are received.
Special Prayer Meetings
The church leadership occasionally calls for prayer meetings for special events such as the National Day of Prayer, Good Friday, Sanctity of Life Sunday, and leadership retreats.
First Friday of the Month Prayer
Join us for individual prayer along with the Intercessors for America as we pray for our country throughout the entire day.
Intercessors In Action:
Notify the church office if you would like to receive e-mail messages about immediate and important needs: