January 2020

  …In Prayer Ministry


A Prayer for Our New Year

May God make the coming year
a Blessed and Happy One, 

Not by shielding us from all sorrows and pain,
but by strengthening us to bear it as it comes,
walking with us every step of the way as He has promised. 

Not by making our paths easy,
but by lifting us up to travel any path we face,
bearing us up on wings, like eagles; 

Not by taking hardships from us,
but by taking fear from all our hearts,
knowing that He is always with us; 

Not by granting us unbroken sunshine,
but by encouraging us to seek His light,
and His ways, even in the shadows; 

Not by making our lives always pleasant, 

but by showing us when people/causes need us most,
and by making us anxious to be there to help. 


Let us open our hearts to the love, joy, hope and peace
that is ours, only through our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with the fire of Your love! 

By: Judi Burson 

. . . 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 giv-ing 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

Marsha Larson