To pray for our members, families and community and to actively encourage prayer within the life of the church. By being open to the working of the Holy Spirit, we pray that God's love, guidance and power would be released for the benefit of His people and to His glory.
The Prayer Chapel is located on the Sanctuary level. From the Grand Stairway heading toward the Sanctuary go down the classroom hallway on your right. The Prayer Chapel is the second door on the left heading toward the Bishop's Lake exit. Look for the Prayer Chapel sign above the door.
You are invited to come and pray any time the church building is open. On Sunday mornings a Prayer Minister is available to pray with you or serve Holy Communion, or you may pray individually.
"And in the morning, a great while before the day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed." Mark 1:35
Prayer Request Cards are available in the pews in the sanctuary and chapel and upon request in the office or prayer chapel. You may fill out a prayer request card and place it in the offering plate, deliver it to the prayer chapel or give it to one of our ministers. These requests will be prayed over in the Prayer Chapel during the morning services and at the staff meetings. Concerns (unless marked private) will also be relayed to our caring coordinator and printed in the bulletin for the congregation to pray over.
Prayer Resources - Prayers
For the Human Family
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us, through Jesus your Son:
Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love:
So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and forever. Amen.
For Peace Among Nations
Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
For Our Enemies
O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies:
Lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the President of the United States and All in Civil Authority
O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world:
We commend this nation to thy merciful care, that, being guided by thy Providence, we may dwell secure in thy peace. Grant to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State (or Commonwealth), and to all in authority, wisdom, and strength to know and to do thy will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in thy fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.