September 2022

. . . In Prayer Ministry 

What is a Blessing? 

A blessing is “a thing conducive to happiness or welfare”, according to the dictionary but what does the Bible tell us? 

Starting in Genesis, God blessed the sea creatures and birds, telling them to be fruitful and multiply in the earth. God gave the similar blessing to Adam and Eve. When God called Abram to go to the Promised Land, He promised to bless him, make his name great, and through him, to bless all the families of the earth. The blessings here are plainly associated with happiness and welfare. 

The book of Psalms is full of references to blessings of happiness for those who love and fear the Lord God. One example is found in Psalm 144:15. 

“Happy are the people whose God is the LORD.” 

The only source of true happiness is the Lord. All things you receive in life, that give you happiness, are because you believe in God and know His promises. 

The ultimate blessing, God has given, is the new life and forgiveness that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. The material blessings we enjoy from day to day are temporary, but the spiritual blessings available to us in Christ encompass time and eternity, as well as material and immateri-al things. As the Psalmist said, 

“Blessed is the One Who Comes in The Name of the Lord.” 

A Prayer of Blessing calls on God’s power to care for a person, place, thing or undertaking. It is asking for 

divine protection or a little gift from the heavens. 

The Lord Bless You And Keep You
Make His Face Shine Upon You
And Be Gracious To You
The Lord Turn His Face Toward You
And Give You Peace 

Submitted by Paula Traylor 

 

Prayer Requests

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 office@immanuelcrosby.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 recipients may feel comfort and love as they wrap themselves 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
mmmlarson49@gmail.com.

Marsha Larson