Prayer Ministry

Contact:  weeklyprayer@ecchk.org


The ECC Prayer Ministry is committed to the call for the Bride of Christ to be a house of prayer for all nations (Isaiah 56:7). As such, prayer is likened to the air we breathe that sustains life, or the foundation that supports the four essentials of ECC. To pray is to exercise our faith in God and to be in relationship with Him.


This involves equipping, teaching, mobilizing and encouraging a culture of prayer in obedience to Scripture which commands every Christian to pray privately (Matthew 6:6) and in community (Acts 2:42). So whether you would like to develop your own relationship with the Lord Jesus through personal prayer, or if you have a heart to pray for others and would like to serve in some way, please contact us.


If you are in need of prayer, we welcome you to submit urgent prayer requests through email, or approach members of our prayer team who are available following our Sunday Worship Services to pray for you at our Prayer Banner. 

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Weekly Church Prayer Meeting

Every Wednesday  | 7:30pm - 8:30pm  | Room 6, TST MC


Are you burdened to pray for ECC's leadership, staff, ministries and people? If so, we welcome you to come to the Weekly Church Prayer Meeting, where we pray over specific needs of the church. All are welcome. 

ACTS Model for Prayer

The following resource was taken from www.billygraham.org as a starting point for your individual prayer life with God, with supporting Bible verses (NIV) added for further reading.


There is no formula to prayer—it is simply conversing with God. It is essentially talking with God as you would talk with an earthly parent who loves you and wants the best for you. God is your heavenly Father who loves you perfectly.


The ACTS model will be helpful to you as you learn how to pray. ACTS stands for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.



Adoration means worship. We encourage you to begin your time of prayer by adoring and praising God. Praise Him for who He is and for all that He has done for you. God delights in your praises! (Isaiah 40:28Psalm 29:1-2


Confession, the next component, means agreeing with God about the things that you have done wrong. It’s a time to express sorrow about what you have said, thought, or done that is not pleasing to Him. Ask God to forgive you for these things, and then believe that He does so freely. When you confess your sins, you receive God’s cleansing and this helps to remove any barrier in your communication with Him. (James 5:161 John 1:9)


Thanksgiving basically means being thankful to God. Thank Him for His love, protection, and provision just to name a few things. (Philippians 4:6,   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)


Supplication is the final component, and this means praying for your needs and for the needs of others, such as friends, family, your pastor, missionaries, government leaders, and persecuted Christians around the world. You may want to pray for such things as God’s guidance, wisdom, and opportunities to serve. (Ephesians 6:18, 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Hebrews 13:3, James 5:15)



Keep in mind that the ACTS model serves as a guide to help you, not a rigid formula to follow. There is no “canned” approach that you need to take; just talk from your heart. There are additional steps that will help. Set aside a specific time to pray each day.


Pick a quiet place where you can be alone with God. You will also find a special blessing if you begin your time by reading the Bible. Select a passage to read (download a Bible reading plan) and spend some time thinking about it deeply. Reflect on what God is impressing on your heart to you through the passage.


Ask God to help you apply what you are learning. God wants you to share your heart with Him, and He wants to share His heart with you—this can take place anytime, day or night!

Additional Verses on Prayer and God’s Promises: 

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.


Psalm 145:18

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.


Proverbs 15:29

The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous


Matthew 7:11

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!


Matthew 21:22

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer


Luke 6:12

… Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.


Luke 18:1

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up


John 14:13

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.


Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.


1 John 5:14-15

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.