I’m Praying for You….
Throughout the recent weeks following my brother-in-law, Doug’s sudden death. I heard this phrase many times. One day during my devotions, I saw in my mind’s eye a picture of many raised hands and prayers to God. It is so amazing to think that one person, one situation, one family can be lifted to God in prayer at a moment’s notice. Our God takes time for just this person and this need. What a blessing that God unites His family so intimately that we can bring each others’ needs to Him wherever we are. And when all those prayers go up.. can you imagine?? If you have been on the receiving end of those prayers, you know! It is like you are being carried. You know God is there walking with you, and you feel those many, many prayers and all Christ’s love through the hands and hearts of others, surrounding you.
“Prayer is a holy privilege as we become part of what God is doing in another’s life. The apostle Paul found great joy in praying for his friends in the faith. He opens his letter to the Philippian believers: ‘I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus’ – Philippians 1:3-6
Prayer draws us closer to God and to fellow believers in Christ Jesus. There is a special intimacy between believers as they pray together. As we seek God’s heart for each other, self-interest fades, and we long to see our Savior work in the lives of others—growing and strengthening our co-laborers in Kingdom work. What an adventure, to join in what God is doing in the journey of other believers!” – Leigh Ann Thomas, contributing writer for Crosswalk Daily
Thank you, my dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, for all your prayers that continue to carry us through a very difficult time. May we keep on lifting each other up to our great God, knowing that He has the provision for any and every situation. May we continue to hear and say I’m Praying for You!
Together in God’s Love and Kingdom Journeys, Judi Burson
If you have a prayer need, please share with us and we will pray for you. If you have a prayer of thanksgiving, we will rejoice with you. Contact the church at 218-546-6010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
. . . Dream Intercessors
The Dream Team intercessors pray specifically for the needs of our pastor and his family. The prayers are communicated every 2 weeks via email or printed up by the office staff for those without email. The Prayer Chain is communicated via email. The prayers are generated from the bulletin Friendship cards, email and phone calls. The PRT (Prayer Responsibility Team) assignments go out to member’s church mail boxes at the beginning of each month. Each month a different church ministry is rotated through each box. These prayers are for the at home prayer support of Immanuel’s ministries.
In Prayer Shawl Ministry:
A Prayer Shawl is meant to be given to anyone (male or female, including children) who has had surgery, been diagnosed with an illness, lost a loved one or is dealing with a hardship.
Prayers are said while the shawl is being made, that re-cipients may feel comfort and love as they wrap them-selves in it. Shawls are available in the Fellowship Hall in the far right hand corner on the cabinet shelves. Please be sure to check/sign the book saying to whom you are giving a shawl because we don’t want to duplicate.
Please let me know of anyone you believe should receive one of these Prayer Shawls.
Thank you, and if any questions, please feel free to call or contact me at 218-546-6065 or by email