RLC Prayer Ministry
Open Your Heart
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 Prayer is an invitation from God to draw closer. At Resurrection Lutheran, we have many opportunities to accept this invitation.
"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20
During worship services, we ask forgiveness, express thankfulness, and seek direction. The assisting minister writes prayers for the worship service based on the scripture for the day, the events happening in the congregation and the world, and the needs of those brought forward by the congregation. During the worship service the Assisting Minister reads these prayers aloud. If you are interested in serving as an Assisting Minister, please contact Nancy Evans.
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:11-12
To request prayer for others, simply add their names to our Prayer Book in the church foyer. We will pray for them during worship services. Their names will also appear in the following week's bulletin, and Resurrection Prayer Partners will pray for them throughout the week. Please seek permission from individuals before you request prayer for them. We wish to safeguard each person's privacy.
Resurrection Prayer Partners
Prayer Partners is a ministry consisting of our pastors and active members who intercede in prayer for our members and for our visitors as they express their concerns. We follow the Lord's admonition in Philippians 4:6: "In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God." We bring their requests before the throne of God, trusting in His Almighty power, His mercy, His wisdom, His healing, and trusting in His Holy Will.
Prayers are submitted by:
Writing the requests into the Prayer Book in the narthex. (These will be prayed for on Sunday and throughout the week.) If the situation is more serious, "long-term" prayer can be requested
for one month.
Prayer requests can be called in or emailed to the church secretary. For more serious matters, call our Pastors.
If you would like more information, or wish to join this prayer ministry, please speak with our Pastors who will be happy to help you. Some Bible verses regarding prayer: Matthew 18:20, Romans 8:25-28, 1 Timothy 2:1-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19
God's People Pray
"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone" 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month our sanctuary is set aside from 7-8 pm for a quiet meditative hour of prayer. Please join us -- for 5 minutes or for an hour. Lift up those close to you, ask for guidance, or simply listen for God's voice.
"We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express... And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him" - Romans 8:25-28
Once each quarter, members of our congregation are available to offer prayers of Healing during communion at our worship services. For more information on when these services are offered, please contact our pastors or the church office.
Would You Like to Dig Deeper?
"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best" Philippians 1:9-11
For more information on prayer, please speak with our pastors, or visit a few of the links below.
The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) http://archive.elca.org/prayer/resources.html
Or search for Scripture on prayer at www.BibleGateway.com