PRAYER MINISTRIES DECEMBER NEWS

 

As a measure of protection during the holiday season, where the potential of COVID transmission may be higher, especially in close contact settings (as with in-person intercessory prayer), the Prayer Ministers will not be available for personal prayer after the services for the rest of December and first week in January.

However, we invite you to request a call from our prayer ministers any time the care and support of their prayer is needed. They will be glad to have an opportunity to pray directly with you. You can request a contact from them through the   attendance cards available at worship services, by leaving a message on the Prayer Request Line 623-584-2922, by email to prayers@shepherdofthehills.org, or by calling the office at 623-584-2280.

Prayer Ministers will return on January 8, after the services.  

PRAYER NOTES

Bill and Linda W.

Adam Hamilton’s book, The Lord’s Prayer, final entry.

 

And lead us, not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

 

             Lead me, Lord, today, now, in this moment.

                          Help me to pay attention to the voice of your Spirit.

I yield my life to you, Lord, do with me what you will.

Lead me away from temptation.  You know how easily

I stray from your path, chasing after things that

promise pleasure but only bring pain.

Protect me from evil and the evil one.

Keep me from the path that leads to pain.

 

And lead us, Lord, the human race.

Lead us in our church, in our city, in our state, in our

 country; lead us in the world.

Help us steer clear of temptation.  Lead us away from evil.

And forgive us for the ways we as a people have

succumbed to the tempter’s lies.

 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever:  Amen.

 

Thine, not mine, is the kingdom, help me to live like it.

Thine, not mine, is the power, help me to yield to it.

Thine, not mine, is the glory, help me to live for your glory.

Forever and ever. So be it!

Amen.

 

PRAYER VIGIL

First Week in January 2023

 

To begin 2023 with a strong spiritual foundation, we are inviting you to join our Prayer Vigil on the first week of the year. Prayer is such an essential element in our relationship with God, and with each other.  It is the base of our lives and our church ministries.

 

Look for specific details coming soon on the day and time of this wonderful opportunity from our prayer ministries to bathe with prayer in our lives, the lives of friends and family, of our congregation, as well as our community and the world.  
 

MEN’S PRAYER

 

Join us for Men’s Prayer on Tuesdays at 7:00 AM in the Prayer Room.

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PRAYER NOTES

 

As promised, this prayer is continued from last month and is from Adam Hamilton’s book, The Lord’s Prayer: The Meaning and Power of the Prayer Jesus Taught:

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Not my kingdom, but Thy kingdom come.

May your rule and reign come, in my life,

in the lives of your people until it expands and fills the earth.

I submit to your rule and honor you as my king.

Thy will be done, not mine.  Help me to sense your leading.

Help me to long more than anything to do your will.

May your will be done on earth, not just in my life, 

but in how we as humans live and love, 

just as it is in heaven.                 

Submitted by Bill & Linda W.

 

IS GOD CALLING YOU?

Is God calling you to pray for other people? We are seeking individuals who would like to be trained as Prayer Intercessors for Saturday and Sunday services.   

                                 OR

Maybe you would like to be a part of the Prayer Partners group. The people in this group pray by themselves for the prayer requests which are turned in weekly. You will have instruction for this, as well. 

Please sign up at the kiosk on Sunday mornings or call the church office at (623) 584-2280. If you would like more information, you can speak with Bill or Linda W.
 

PRAYER ROOM MINISTERS are available Saturday and Sunday after worship if you would like one-on-one prayer.

                                 

Bill & Linda W., Prayer Coordinators
 
 
 
 
PRAYER PARTNERS
 
Each week our prayer ministers, Bill and Linda W. will be available in the Prayer Room to pray for any persons who would like personal prayer, for friends, relatives, loved ones, or for yourself. Bill and Linda will offer prayers for you and those you are concerned about right then and there.
 
If others are already being prayed for, please take a seat and they pray for you as soon as they are able.
 
These prayers are held in love and in strict confidence, unless you give permission for them to share. Bill and Linda have served in prayer ministry for many years, in several churches. They are compassionate, helpful and supportive. We are grateful to be able to offer this ministry to you.
 
If you would be interested in becoming a personal prayer partner in this ministry, please contact the church office for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pastor on call for emergencies: 623-584-7642
 

Prayer Request Line:                   623-584-2922  

Prayer Request: prayers@shepherdofthehills.org
 

A Message from our Prayer Ministry

Sometimes people wonder why we pray and possibly ask what good it does, especially when we pray for others. Here are a few thoughts.

Why We Pray?

  • We connect with God in an intentional way
  • We acknowledge our human limitations
  • We acknowledge our dependence on God
  • We acknowledge that we are not the center      of the universe