If we believe that God is all-knowing, all-powerful and ever-present,
is it necessary to pray?
God commands us to pray. Jesus instructs us how to pray by teaching us the Lord’s Prayer.
We are to ask God to give us daily bread, for the forgiveness of sins, to be kept from temp-tation and to be delivered from evil.
Prayer is for our own benefit. God knows what we need even before we ask for it. Yet, it pleases Him when we communicate with Him. It shows that we depend on Him and that we desire a close relationship with Him.
Praying gives us the opportunity to thank God for all the blessings He has given us. We want Him to know that we trust Him to answer our prayers and that He will provide every-thing we need, in His own time, and in is own way.
To love God is to worship and praise Him. God gives to all who love him.
All we need to do is ASK through PRAYER
Submitted by Paula Traylor
. . . 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