We desire to be a prayerful community of Christ followers who pray steadfastly and selflessly as a body and as individuals.
City Church seeks to be a community of people who are humbled by the Scriptures in light of our sinfulness and inadequacy before God, and awed by God’s majesty, mercy, and grace. Thus we desire intimate (and daily!) communication and communion with God through prayer. It is thus normal, natural, and expected that we would take the time to communicate regularly with our Holy God with adoration, thanksgiving, confession, lament, and supplication (cf. 1 Thess. 5:16-18). We do not simply pray for our own needs, we pray on behalf of others. We understand that God’s purposes for the world are broader than our living rooms or the walls of a church building. We pray for family members, missionaries, church leaders, secular authorities, neighbors, and even our enemies (Matt. 5:44; Eph. 6:19; Col 4:3; 1 Tim. 2:1-2). We also pray for a reviving work of the Spirit in Gainesville and on the University of Florida campus. At the same time, because we are by nature weak, sinful people, we are grateful that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us in a way that human words cannot express (Rom. 8:26).