Sunday Morning Prayer Leaders -- please join this group. This will automatically add you to this group's email list so you can receive notifications directly from the Sunday morning prayer director. Thank you for your role in leading us in worship through prayer!
“The Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27
Thank you for leading the congregational prayer time during our Sunday morning worship! We trust the Lord will bless as you minister in this way. Clearly mark your calendar for the date you pray. If you are unable to please contact another man on the list to take your space (perhaps someone who prayed a couple months prior), and then let Pastor Mark know so he can adjust the Order of Service (firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-549-6349).
Please keep the following in mind:
We would like you to join the “Prayer Leaders” group on the Community. This makes it easier for us to communicate with you directly through that group.
At church obtain an Order of Service from an usher so you know exactly where you fit in.
Contact Pastor Mark or Pastor Chris before the service for any prayer changes/additions.
Please sit up front so you can be on the stage as soon as the music is finished.
Refer to the prayer highlights on the master schedule (located in the “File” tab of the “Prayer Leaders” group; must be logged in to the Community to access this information).
Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. Prayer should be faithful to the content of Scripture and the gospel of Christ. It is good to include Scripture. If you prefer to write out your prayer and read it, that is fine.
Invite folk to share prayer needs on the Care Cards (found in the bulletin) and place in the offering box in the back.
Do not announce what you will pray (unless necessary). Ask people to stand for prayer (unless they they had been standing) and go right into prayer.
When praying for other community churches be careful of wording so as not to be offensive. Praying for "the Word of God to go forth to their flock..." etc. is good.
For missionary information, see the bulletin, the missions section of our main website, or the latest prayer letters by he mission map (in the foyer) for current needs.
Consider including the following elements in your prayer:
Adoration/Worship/Praise of the One to Whom we pray (Ps 146:1-2, Ps.29, 46; 93)
Confession in a general sense for failure to meet God’s expectations ( I John 1:9, Rom.1:21-23; Gal.5:19-21; Col.3:5-8)
Thanksgiving for God’s abundant provision and specific answers to prayer (Eph 5:20, Eph.2:1-10; Rom.5:8; 1 Jn.2:1-2; 1 Pet.3:18)
Petition/Intercession for local, national, or global needs (Eph 6:18-19, Col.1:9-12; Phil.1:9-11; Eph.1:15-18; 3:14-19, Matt.28:19-20; Eph.3:10-11; Rev.21:1-4)
For the preaching of the Word that is about to take place.
Use words people can understand in any age group. Be reverent and humble, joyful, prepared, focused (3-5 minutes), simple, and personal (use plural pronouns such as “we” and “our”).
If you know of others who might be up to leading in prayer, please let us know.
Schedule subject to change. You will be notified of any changes.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7