Prayer Concerns

Jesus Christ gave special attention and care for the people he met along
his life journey. If you are in need of some special care, Jesus Christ and
our church are here for you.

Your prayer request will be lifted up in prayer for one month unless
you indicate that this is an ongoing concern.  All information is
kept confidential.  God answers prayer.  As you receive answers to
your prayer, please consider returning to this site to share a word of
thanks to God for answered prayer.

Prayer Requests

Your prayer request or story will be held in strict confidence by our prayer partners.  We  may contact you by email to confirm that we are praying for you, but your prayer request and personal information will not be distributed or used for any other purpose.

People you may contact directly:
Any member of the church staff

Suggestions on prayer

Take a moment for prayer…

  • Get comfortable.
  • Breathe deeply.
  • Invite God to be present.
  • Read a Bible passage.
  • Focus.
  • Offer a simple prayer.
  • As other thoughts come to mind, gently let them pass.
  • Conclude with a prayer of thanks for God’s presence.

Prayer: Simple ways to pray

A – Adoration, praise God for who God is
C – Confession, own up to our sins
T – Thanksgiving, thank God for all God has done
S – Supplication, make requests for ourselves and others

Five-Fingered Prayer
Thumb – pray for those closest to me
Pointing finger – pray for those who guide us: teachers, doctors, clergy,counselors, social workers, mentors, etc…
Middle finger – pray for those who stand tall: government, civic, and business leaders, police and firefighters, etc…
Ring finger (weakest finger) – pray for those who are weak: the poor, sick, infirm, infants, homeless, and the powerless.
Pinkie (smallest, the least) – pray for yourself and your needs

Take a TRIP with God
Ask the following questions:
T – Thanks: For what am I thankful?
R – Regret: What do I regret?
I – Intercession: Whom do I need to pray for?
P – Purpose: What is my purpose or plan? (this day, week, life)

PARTS of Prayer
P – Praise
A – Ask
R – Repent
T – Thank
S – Share

Classic Prayers

You are invited to include the following prayers in your devotional life.
These prayers have blessed many people over the years. May each
prayer be a blessing to you as well. The first prayer is one Jesus taught his
disciples when they asked him to teach them to pray.

The Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:1-4; Matthew 6:9-15)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever.  Amen

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread,
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
now and forever.  Amen

The Serenity Prayer (attributed to Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr)

Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things that I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.  Amen.

Peace Prayer (attributed to St. Francis of Assisi)

Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.