At Whitby Christian Fellowship we hold a monthly prayer meeting as well as making prayer a vital part of our 2 weekly House Groups. These meetings are from 7.30pm - 9pm and are usually held at The Salvation Army Hall, so there's plenty of room for all who wish to attend.
"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." - James 5:13-18
The Bible tells us that prayer is important for many reasons: it is our direct line to God, the way with which we communicate with Him. The passage above, from the book of James, shows that we can pray to God for all kinds of reasons. Whether, we're ill, or whether we have reason to give thanks, we can bring our prayers to God and he listens.
The Bible says that if we pray to God and ask Him to forgive our sins, we will be forgiven - this is at the heart of our Christian faith.