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How Can We Pray For You?

"Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person
has great power as it is working."

James 5:13-16

It Happens After Prayer

In January of 2020, right before the pandemic paralyzed our world, Pastor Arthur, his family, and a few others began praying on Thursday nights at the banquet hall of the Colonial Room Restaurant, a historic, local Sanford diner. Understanding that God has His sovereign purposes in order, we simply met for prayer, and asked the Lord, "If there is gospel work for us to do here, make it clear to us, and open doors only you can open, Lord, and if there is not a need for gospel work in Sanford, please Lord, make it evident and shut every door that needs to be shut." The Lord in His sweet and gracious providence made it crystal clear to us that Sanford had a great need for biblical restoration. Soon after the pandemic hit, and months of Thursday night prayer in the back of a diner, the Lord began to use our team to reach those in spiritual and physical need. It was through this Thursday night prayer time that the Lord made clear to us that a gospel-centered and a gospel-cultured local Church was needed in our city. We say this a lot at our Church, "If anything is going to happen for the glory of God and the advancement of His gospel, it will happen after prayer." Our Thursday prayer time has developed into one of our central mid-week services. We meet every Thursday to feed and meet the needs of our community along with a Christ-centered, and gospel-saturated prayer service.  

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"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,"

-1 Timothy 2:1

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"The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if he be not there, one of the first tokens of his absence will be a slothfulness in prayer."

-Charles Spurgeon

We believe the old reformer was right! God has used our Thursday night prayer service to build our Church and spread the gospel in our community.  Through the Thursday gathering God has enabled us to meet the needs of many who are down-and-out, addicted, or homeless, as well as broken families in need of gospel restoration. We cherish our Thursday night prayer service, and we thank the Lord for the work he has done and will do after His people seek His face in prayer. If you are a part of Restoration Church of Sanford, or just visiting and want to see what RCS is all about, we encourage and exhort you to join us for our Thursday night prayer service or as many people in Sanford have come to know it as, "Pray For Sanford." 

For More Details On our Thursday Night Prayer Service, Click The Link Below.