“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)
Prayer is very popular at St. John’s United Church of Christ. Various committees have worked on improving the ways in which we pray for ourselves, one another and the world. The goal is to lift up our prayers of thanksgiving for all which is good and to have God hear our passionate call for assistance where it is needed. The spiritual council had just revised how we handle our prayer request list and now the church council has amended the new policy for even more clarity and a more powerful prayer ministry.
Starting today we will have a prayer list of the month. That means that the list will reset very calendar month. If you want your request to renew the following month please let the office know. There will be two categories:
1. People requesting prayer for themselves
2. People requesting prayer for others
In the second case the person requesting the prayer will be listed alongside their prayer request.
The month of October happens to be focused on Baptisms and Funerals. So it is only fitting to lift up those involved. Please keep in prayers Liam Lingen, Jacelynn Abdi, Ervin Kroll and Gladys Barta.
People can be listed for all kinds of reasons, joys and concerns. The Bible is full of a variety of prayer styles and our prayer life needs to be reflective of that: “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” as Paul writes in Romans 12:15.