Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Corrie Ten Boom
Psalm 139:1-6 , 13-18
O LORD, you have
searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my
going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon
me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too
lofty for me to attain. For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you
because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are
wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret place. When I
was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes
saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were
written in your book before one of them came to be. How
precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they
would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am
still with You.
Chronicles 7:14 says:
"If my people who are called by my name shall humble
themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways
then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will
The prayer ministry is coordinated through the pastor and sesson.
We use the traditional telephone prayer chain as well as email
to communicate prayer requests.
If you would like to be included in our ePRAYER list
an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with you name and we will add you to the list.
To send a prayer request use the same email and let us know
about your request or call the church office.
The Blessing of Morning Prayer
The entire day
receives order and discipline when it acquires unity. This unity
must be sought and found in morning prayer. It is confirmed in
work. The morning prayer determines the day.
Squandered time of which we are ashamed, temptations to which we
succumb, weakness and lack of courage in work, disorganization
and lack of discipline in our thoughts and in our conversation
with other men, all have their own origin most often in the
neglect of morning prayer.
Order and distribution of our time become more firm where they
originate in prayer. Temptations which accompany the working day
will be conquered on the basis of the morning breakthrough to
God. Decisions, demanded by work, become easier and simpler
where they are made not in the fear of men but only in the sight
of God. “Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord
and not men” (Colossians 3:23). Even mechanical work is done in
a more patient way if it arises from the recognition of God and
his command. The powers to work take hold, therefore, at the
place where we have prayed to God. He wants to give us today the
power which we need for our work.
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible, pp
Prayer of Saint Patrick
Christ be with me, Christ
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, and in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
"The key to prayer is simply praying"
"Prayer is where the action is."
“The fewer the words, the better the prayer.”
“Some men’s prayers need to be cut short at both
ends and set on fire in the middle.” — Dwight L.
“In prayer it is better to have a heart without
words than words without a heart.” — John Bunyan
“Words are but the body, the garment, the outside of
prayer; sighs are nearer the heart work.” — Samuel
“The best prayers have often more groans than
words.” — John Bunyan
“A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer
was talking. But he became more quiet until in the
end he realized that prayer is listening.” — Soren