At City of Light we teach “affirmative prayer.” Rather than begging or beseeching God,
this method involves connecting with the spirit of God within and asserting positive
beliefs about the desired outcome. Affirmative prayer is the same method of prayer
Jesus taught when he said, “So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that
you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24).
If, for example, one were to pray traditionally, one might say: “Please God, help me find
a job.” By contrast, an affirmative prayer might be: “I am now guided to my right and
Affirmative prayer reflects the certainty that we are each being led to our highest good,
despite any temporary appearances.
Whether you are conscious of it or
not, your thoughts are transmitting
energy that is attracting more of the
same. When you remain focused on
your intentions, you will draw those
things into your life.
Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of
Prayer Works, states that affirmative
prayer “sets into motion the forces
that enable us to manifest what we
pray for.” She adds, “Prayer is ineffective when it is accompanied or followed by
negative thinking, or the endless repeating of affirmations. We have to put power and
intensity into our thought, change our thought, and believe in the guidance we are
receiving. If we spend energy on negative beliefs and feelings, we will get negative
results, even if we and others pray daily for us. For example, if you pray for a job and
then complain to others that you have no job or can't find one, you are undermining
“Be still and know that I am God…”
Join us for “Centering Prayer on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in our Prayer and Meditation Room. It’s a time of sitting in silence and allowing the stillness to awaken us to deeper awareness of the presence of God.
Prayer requests are listed on a group page on Facebook called “Atlanta Prays”. Join the group and post and receive your prayer requests and victory reports.
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Share Your Prayer Requests with Us
Each week over 1,000 are invited to join in prayer with you.
When you share your prayer requests they become part of our prayer
ministry at City of Light that includes over 1,000 people who are invited to
pray with you.
You can enter your prayer requests
in the prayer book at the welcome
center whenever you attend the
next service or event at First MCC.
to firstname.lastname@example.org to be listed in our email blast to the
church and community called "Connections" (To receive your copy
of the weekly email list, please register to receive "Connections"
on the home page
Prayer Ministry at
City of Light
“Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and the
door will be opened unto you.”- Matthew 7:7
Are you looking for someone to pray with you right now?
Call 1 (800) 669-7729
We are partnering with Silent Unity, a 24 hour prayer ministry
Call now, someone is waiting to pray with you
Throughout the year we offer a
Labyrinth Prayer Walk in our
sanctuary. It’s a powerful
journey of prayer that enables
you to release and let go as
you come to the center of the
Labyrinth and as you return to
offer gratitude for what is
unfolding in your life.
Watch for Upcoming Events
in “Connections” for details
on our next Sacred Labyrinth Walk.
Prayer Walk: the Scared Labyrinth Walk
A labyrinth is a single path or unicursal tool for personal spiritual transformation.
Through affirmative prayer, we help co-create the good that is possible in our lives.