Bible Study & Prayer
Guidelines when Posting Prayer Requests
The Cottonwood Seventh-day Adventist Church welcomes you to the Prayer request page. We have
a group in our church who will pray over your requests. We love to pray to the Lord in your behalf.
When posting prayer requests, look to these guiding principles. We did not want to post rules, but
experience has shown the need. The prayer team and the webmaster may edit comments. We love
and care about you and your needs regardless.
When posting prayer requests, you may ask for them to be prayed for by the church.. You may
also ask that your request be kept private, yet prayed over by the prayer team or the pastor.
Requests are not viewable online.
Uplift Jesus Christ as the solution and the One who has the power to heal and overcome adversity.
Focus on Jesus. Magnify and glorify Jesus as the Saviour over sin and the problems of this world.
Think about Jesus while making requests. Remember that prayers are taken by the angels into the
heavenly sanctuary and the holy presence of Jesus.
Make your requests in a spirit of Love and Compassion. Please be thoughtful and considerate of
others when making comments.
The Bible admonishes us to put away sin and obey God's commandments when praying to Him.
Refer to texts in Proverbs and Isaiah below for the Biblical principles.
Keep in mind that requests may be prayed for in public. Confidential and sensitive issues should
have one of the boxes checked to send these requests privately to the prayer team or to the pastor.
Prayer requests are not a place to find fault with the brothers and sisters of the church or to spread
gossip. Satan is the accuser of the Brethren. Let's not help the devil, but rather uplift our Brothers
and Sisters in the Lord.
Prayer requests should be made within the framework of Christian standards and modesty. We
realize prayer is often needed due to sad and unfortunate situations. Whenever possible follow the
principles of Phillipians 4:8, "Whatsoever things are true, pure, lovely, of good report, etc. think
on these things."
Believe on Jesus Christ and pray for His Spirit to guide you as the Church prays over your request.
If you are battling an addiction or temptation, consider contacting a pastor or professional Christian
counselor for help. (See the Crisis Intervention and Hotline page for additional information.)
Bible counsel when dealing with addiction or temptation is found in James 4:7,8 "Submit yourselves
therefore to God, Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw
nigh to you. Cleanse (your) hands, (ye) sinner; and purify (your) hearts, (ye) double minded."
sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess (your) faults one to another, and pray one for another, that
ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:15,16
The LORD (is) far from the wicked, but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:29
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer (shall be ) abomination. Proverbs 28:9
Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom, give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt
offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he
When he come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no
more vain oblations; incense is an abomination untio me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of
assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth; they are a trouble unto me; for I am weary
to bear them.
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers,
I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make your clean; put away the evil of your
doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil. Learn to do well; seek judgement, relieve the oppressed,
judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as
white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharasee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men,
extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as (his) eyes unto heaven, but smote upon
his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you this man went down to his house justified (rather) than the other: for every one that exalteth
himself shall be abased; but he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 18
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites (are): for they love to pray standing in the
synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They
have their reward.
But when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut the door, pray to thy Father
which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen (do): for they think that they shall be heard
for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as (it is ) in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, for ever. Amen
For if ye forgive me their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 6: 5 - 15
Now we exhort your, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the
weak, be patient toward all (men).
See that none render evil for evil unto any (man); but ever follow that which is good, both among
themselves, and to all (men).
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks; for this is the will of God in
Christ Jesus concerning you.
Quench not the spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and (I pray
God) your whole spirit and soul
and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Thessalonians 5: 14 - 23