Prayer Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus valued prayer enough to spend many hours at the task. If I had to answer the question “Why pray?” in one sentence, it would be, “Because Jesus did.”

 

…Jesus pressed home that we come as beloved children to a Father who loves us in advance and cares deeply about our lives.  Ask young parents what is the correct way for their toddlers to approach them and you will probably get a puzzled look.  Correct way?   Being a parent means you do your best to remain available to your children and responsive to their needs.  As Jesus said, if a human parent responds with compassion and not hostility, how much more will God.

from Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? by Philip Yancey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a concern you would like others to pray for?

You may send your request to:

prayer@stlukeumc.org – The staff prays for these requests at weekly meetings.

Non-confidential requests are also sent out to our email “prayer chain.”

threeguyspraying@gmail.com – These requests are prayed for on Tuesday evenings by a prayer group (“3 guys” plus other prayer warriors) that has met faithfully for 20 years!

The attendance cards collected at Sunday morning worship have space to list personal prayer concerns. The staff prays for these requests at weekly meetings. Non-confidential requests are also sent out to our email “prayer chain.”

 

Want to join in prayer with others? You are always welcome!

  • Tuesday evening prayer group, 6:00-7:00 pm, in the Aldersgate Prayer Chapel, off Fellowship Hall.

  • Tuesday morning Men’s Prayer and Share Time, 6:30 am, in Fellowship Hall.

  • Swahili Missional Community Prayer meeting in the Trinity Room, Saturdays, 10:00 am. Pastor Issaya Leonard, facilitator.

  • Multi-Cultural Worship Service prayer line, Saturdays at 8:00 pm, 605-475-6711, code 1150512. Pastor Irene Kabate, facilitator.

 

Current Classes focusing on Prayer:

“Too Busy Not To Pray,” led by Sue and Chuck Lord on Sunday Evenings from 5:30-7:00 PM.  We meet in room 4 next to the fellowship hall and Aldersgate Chapel.  The dates for this class are November 13- December 4.  For more info contact Sue Lord at: suzannehlord@gmail.com.

Guests welcome any Sunday!