FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF EAST HAMPTON

 
  
 
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.

 


2 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 heal their
land."

 


 

 

     


PRAYER

FPCEH Prayer Chain


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 please send an email to
fpceh.prayer@gmail.com 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 64-65

Prayer of Saint Patrick
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
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.

 

Prayer Quotes

"The key to prayer is simply praying"
A.W. Tozer

"Prayer is where the action is."
John Wesley

“The fewer the words, the better the prayer.”
Martin Luther

“Some men’s prayers need to be cut short at both ends and set on fire in the middle.” — Dwight L. Moody

“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 Rutherford

“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 Kierkegaard


 

 
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