We believe that God responds to the earnest prayers of His people.
Prayer expresses our faith in God and is a means by which our dependence on Him is made known and our trust in Him can increase. We are looking for prayer warriors who are willing to storm the gates of heaven on behalf of the body and ministries of Reston Bible Church.
VIRTUAL PRAYER GROUPS
Groups are being established and will run until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. Our objective is to provide an outlet of prayer for many issues surrounding the pandemic while providing a community gathering for RBC saints.
These groups will begin Thursday, March 26, at 12:10 p.m. These groups will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. To join a virtual prayer meeting, please dial either 717-275-8940 (primary) or 712-832-8330 (secondary) and the access code 963 3422 #. If you get a busy signal, please trying dialing several times due to network congestion. The number and access code will remain the same for all virtual prayer meetings. The meetings will be led by either pastors or elders and will last 15-20 minutes. We hope you will join us!
A few other notes when you join the meetings:
- Mute your device when you are not speaking. (You will enter the call muted, and you can press *6 to mute/unmute.)
- Use headphones if accessing the call via computer/laptop/tablet.
- If accessing via a smartphone or office phone, make sure the speakerphone option is NOT on.
EMAIL PRAYER CHAIN
To join our email prayer chain: Send an email to: email@example.com and put the word “Join” in the subject line. You will then be added to our email distribution list to received regular updates of prayer requests.
Prayer requests should be for attendees, their families, and upcoming ministry needs. Please indicate if your prayer requests are confidential. Confidential requests will be distributed to the staff and elders only. All other prayer requests will be complied and distributed to the members of the RBC prayer chain.
To submit a prayer request: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Prayer Request” in the subject line. If it is a confidential request, please indicate so in the subject line (confidential prayer requests are sent to staff and pastors only). Urgent prayer requests can be phoned in to the church office at 703-404-5010.
THRONE OF GRACE E-NEWS
There is an attachment to our weekly e-newsletter called Throne of Grace. Throne of Grace is a compilation of current prayer requests divided into the following categories: Praises (including new births), Health Concerns, Ongoing Needs, Family Needs, Condolences, Upcoming Events (RBC), along with some staff-designated categories such as Featured Ministry, Featured Area of Prayer (such as people in the military, marriages in the church, homeschoolers, etc.).
The purpose of Throne of Grace is not just to inform the body, but to give you the opportunity to minister to the body through love, prayer, encouragement and meeting each others needs. If you do not recieve our weekly e-newsletter, please email Dale Peak.
SUNDAY PRAYER TEAM
Immediately after each Sunday worship service, volunteers from our Prayer Team are available to pray with you. They will be located on the floor at both ends of the stage in the sanctuary immediately following the message. They would love to pray for you if you have a need. If you are interested in joining our Prayer Team, please contact Hannah Yearick.
We pray that Reston Bible Church will become a church of prayer and glorify God in all that we do.
EVENINGS OF PRAYER AND WORSHIP
About once per quarter, we gather on a weekday evening to worship the Lord in song, and to pray together to seek the Lord’s will for our church, our community, our nation, and our world.
WOMEN'S PRAYER GROUP
The women’s prayer group meets Tuesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. in the Youth Building (Room Y3). All women of the RBC community are invited to join together to seek God in prayer for our church, nation, neighborhoods and families. Even if you can only come for a part of the time we encourage you to join us!
If you have any questions, please contact Marsha Mathews at email@example.com.
MEN'S PRAYER GROUP
Gather with other men from our church to pray as the Lord leads for the ministries, pastors, elders, staff and other aspects of ministry and life at RBC. We recognize our desperate need for the Lord’s guidance, strength, humility, compassion, courage as we walk in a world of hurting, lost and shattered lives. It is only by Jesus’ love and direction that His ministry at RBC is successful. We meet every Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. in the church foyer. If you have questions, please contact Paul Bice.
YOUTH MINISTRY PRAYER GROUP
There is a group of parents that meets between services (10:15-10:45 a.m.) in the back classroom of the Youth Building on the 1st Sunday of every month to pray for the Jr. and Sr. High Youth Ministry. They pray for the different ministry events as well as specific students and families in need. If you are interested in participating, please contact Paulina Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.