We at VOTV believe in the power of prayer. We hold prayer to be of utmost importance and can absolutely testify to this amazing fact…the God of the Bible hears and answers the prayers of His people!! We believe that prayer is the lifeline of both the Christian and the Church, and are actively committed to praying for the Body of Christ and especially the persecuted Church. In addition to this we are also committed to praying for lost souls who do not yet know the Saviour, Jesus Christ; for nations and for those in authority. We are also committed to praying for the moral and social evils that plague the nations of the world, not least here in our homeland of Britain!

“I look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock a hundred times without so much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the 101st blow it splits in two. I know it was not the one blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”

– Anonymous on persevering prayer

May we also Wrestle with God as Jacob did and say ” I will NOT LET THEE GO except thou bless me” (Gen. 32:26). Let us give ourselves to prayer, “lifting up holy hands without wrath and doubting”

(1 Tim. 2:8). Let us “ask in faith, nothing wavering” (Jms. 1:6). Let us really apprehend our Lord in prayer, for the time is short, the hour is late and our need is great! Jesus exhorts us…”that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke. 18:1). Paul exhorts us…”Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).

“God doesn’t answer prayer – He answers DESPERATE prayer”

– Leonard Ravenhill

At VOTV, our heart’s desire is that the Lord would come and meet with His people as a direct answer to heart felt prayer. There can be no substitute for the true and holy presence of God. Dear brethren, do we really yearn, hunger and pant after God? Do we truly sense our deep need for Him? Do we long to know the sweetness of His presence among us? Do we long to see prison doors open and fetters fall in the lives of our brothers and sisters? We are led to pray toward this end, that God indeed would pour out His Spirit upon His people. NO ONE else will do!

“Does anyone of us desire to help the Church of Christ? Then let him pray for a great outpouring of the Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit can give edge to sermons, and point to advice, and power to rebukes, and can cast down the high walls of sinful hearts. It is not better preaching, and finer writing that is needed in this day—but more of the presence of the Holy Spirit.” J.C. Ryle

“O brother, pray; in spite of Satan, pray; spend hours in prayer; rather neglect friends than not pray; rather fast, and lose breakfast, dinner, tea, and supper-and sleep too-than not pray. And we must not talk about prayer, we must pray in right earnest. The Lord is near. He comes softly while the virgins slumber.”

– A. A. Bonar.

Please feel free to leave your prayer requests with the full assurance that there’s a people that will stand with you in prayer to a great God who not only hears the prayers of His people but answers them!!