As you move from the busyness of your day into your evening activities, you are invited to take some time to step apart from that busyness and join others in prayer. A prayer service every Thursday evening, 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary, will become a regular part of the weekly worship schedule and is open to all.
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. Matthew 18: 20
In the simple act of praying together—joining together to raise our minds and hearts to God—community is strengthened. Sitting in a circle, saying aloud or holding in silence the prayers of our own hearts, of our community and of the world, we feel closer to one another and to God.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
Within a liturgical framework, we will bring forth spoken and silent prayers from the church’s ongoing prayer list, from prayer request cards, and from the deepest parts of our hearts.
… for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. Romans 8: 26
Our very intention to sit in prayer for each other and for the needs of the world helps us to hear one another and to be heard.
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
We will promote a community of prayer that honors requests for confidentiality as, together, we lift up our cares and needs, cry out for all who suffer, ask for relief from the pain and injustice of the world, and give thanks.
All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this new prayer ministry and worship opportunity. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Rachel Cunningham, Fred Cogswell, June Fletcher-Hill, Julie Hanks, Laura Urban or Jenny Williams.