Come near to God and He will come near to you – James 4:8

We at Thorndale Church feel the call to take James 4:8 very seriously.  We believe that if we seek God like never before, we will see and experience Him like never before and that the best way to do this is through consistent individual and corporate prayer.

Individual Prayer – Draw the Circle

Do you long for a more intimate relationship with God?  Do you want to pray and hear his voice but often don’t know how or where to start? Do you pray as often and as boldly as you want to?  There is a way to experience a deeper, more passionate, persistent, and intimate prayer life.  We challenge you to 40 days of prayer that will forever change your life.  Pick up a copy of “Draw the Circle – The 40 Day Prayer Challenge” at the welcome center and begin a lifetime of watching God work through you and your prayers.

Corporate Prayer

From time to time the church gathers for times of worship and communal prayer.  These groups gather in the sanctuary to pray together for the mission and vision of our church, our community, and the needs of our congregation.  It is a time to press deeper into God’s presence, to learn new ways to pray, and to experience the power of unified prayer. Check the “What’s Up at Thorndale Church” page for upcoming prayer gatherings.

Our prayers and God’s presence can move mountains, and so we invite you into a life of intentional prayer and faithfulness.  May God bless us and meet us in our seeking.

“When you pray to God regularly, irregular things happen on a regular basis” – Draw the Circle, pg.15

Prayer Chains

TUMC has two well established prayer chains; our phone chain and our e-mail chain.

Praying for others is a long tradition for this congregation.  During our worship services, prayer concerns are lifted.  These prayers are forwarded to both our phone and email prayer chains on Monday morning.  These concerns are then prayed for throughout the rest of the week.  If you have a need for prayer for yourself or someone else i.e., relative or friend, send a request with the first name only of the individual to  Your prayer requests shall remain confidential but will be lifted by many.