Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy
and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
Prayer is essential to the Christian life. In addition to your personal prayer life, First Pres wants everyone to be involved in a prayer ministry.
Are you in need of prayer? Galatians 6:2 states, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Whether that request be small or large, we want to take that burden on with you. We also want to praise the Lord with you during seasons of joy and celebration. The Prayer Ministry is available to pray with and for you in the Session Room (room 102) after each worship service. No request is too big or too small, we are here for you!
Do you have a need you would like pastors and/or the congregation to know and pray about? You can submit prayer requests online. The pastoral team prays together every Monday for these needs, and your request can also be shared with the Prayer Ministry if you desire.
Sunday School/Parish Prayer
Your Sunday School class and parish are two opportunities to be in community, along with the church. Submit your prayer needs to the leader of your Sunday School class or contact your parish elder or shepherd to share any prayer requests.
Once a month on nights we serve communion, elders and pastors are available after evening worship for a time of healing prayer. They will pray with you.
Pray for Others
Sunday Prayer Team
In Matthew 18:20 Jesus says, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Be a part of the Sunday Prayer Team. The Sunday Prayer team meets in the Session Room (room 102) after each worship service to pray for those who are burdened and praise the Lord with those who are rejoicing.
Missionary Prayer Guide
The online prayer guide provides a snapshot of our missionaries, their ministries, and current prayer requests. We encourage you to regularly pray for our missionaries and consider joining a missionary’s support team to receive ongoing updates.
Pray for Me Campaign
The Pray for Me Campaign matches children with adults who are committed to praying for them. Our desire is that intergenerational relationships will form, children will know the comfort and encouragement of knowing someone is praying for them, and adults will receive encouragement from seeing God work in the life of someone for whom they are praying. Our 2023 campaign is underway, but if you are interested in participating, contact Vivian Richmeier. Watch this video for more information on the campaign!
Missions Prayer Hour
Prayer is an essential part of missions and supporting missionaries as we pray to see God’s kingdom expand throughout the world. Missions Payer Hour is an opportunity to hear missionary updates and to pray for our missionaries serving around the world. We meet the fourth Sunday of each month at 4:45 p.m. in the Eve Room (room 103) . Contact Shawn Brower for more information.
Women’s Prayer Day Retreat
The Women’s Prayer Day Retreat is a time for women to find rest in the presence of God and community with one another praying and meditating on Scripture, individually and as a group. Contact Liz Reid for more information.
Shield of Faith Prayer Ministry
Paul tells us to put on the full armor of God, “praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” (Ephesians 6:18) Sign up for Shield of Faith to join with others in prayer. You will receive a bi-weekly email with prayer needs and ocassional text messages or emails with urgent member prayer requests.