Congregational Care & Health Ministry: A Life of Prayer

Jesus modeled for us a life of prayer as he participated in worship, as he withdrew to a solitary place for prayer, as he prayed with and for others for healing, as he prayed for his disciples and taught them to pray, and as he cried out to God for the world and for himself. Paul, in his letter to the Thessalonians, calls us to pray without ceasing. And so, we, too, are called to lives of prayer.

How do we live into this invitation to a life of prayer? In addition to our current prayer practices, we can add loving prayers for the concerns within and beyond the community of Hope Church. There are several ways to do this. First, pray for the people and concerns listed in the weekly worship bulletin. Second, we invite you to call or email the office and to ask to have your name added to the Prayer Link. Our pastors use Prayer Link to send email notifications about prayer concerns to those who have requested to receive them. Third, if you or someone you know are in need of prayers, please inform the pastors. Only with your permission will those concerns be shared through Prayer Link and in the bulletin. If you prefer that your concern remain private, the pastors will respect your wish.

May we continue to grow in love for one another through our prayers as well as through our loving actions.

~Sharon Arendshorst, Congregational Care & Health Ministry Chair