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Prayer Ministry

The mission of the St. Paul's Prayer Ministry is to enrich the prayer lives of those in its Christian Community through educational, experiential and service opportunities; and to provide prayer support for individuals, church staff, and ministries.

If you, or a family member, neighbor or friend has a special prayer need or request, please feel free to submit those prayer(s) to St. Paul’s Prayer Chain. Prayer Chain members will pray for your requests, and then call them on to the next Prayer Chain member on our call list. Please feel free to contact Helen in the church office, or Chris Wentzel at 763-428-3773 if you have any questions or you would like to initiate a prayer request for the Prayer Chain.

News

We look forward to the upcoming year and are excited to see how God will direct us in this powerful ministry. Our next meeting will be Mar.13th at 7pm. ANYONE who feels called to share the gift of prayer is welcome. If you are unable to be a team member, but may be interested in helping out with activities, please let us know. If you have questions of comments, call Deb Cook (763-477-4263) or visit with any team member. We'd love to talk to you.


The prayer ministry team had its first meeting in October of 2012. Since that time, the group has set up a series of open prayer times in the sanctuary, updated the Prayer Chain, developed a prayer walk for the women's retreat and held a healing service. Team members have felt truly blessed to be a part of these activities and have received much positive feedback from the congregation.


Prayer Focus - Pastors
Lord, I pray for all those pastors who preach the word from this pulpit. May your Holy Spirit open their hearts and minds so that they can make proclamation of your forgiving love and grace. Amen

“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage –with great patience and careful instruction.” 
2 Timothy 4:2


Prayer Focus - Our Congregations
Thank you for the freedom that I have to worship you with a community of believers. Protect the church families; others in our country and around the world from the power of evil. Sustain them with the power of the Holy Spirit so that all may be welcome to worship. Amen

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and the lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has life and breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalm 150: 3-6

Prayer Ministry News

 We will be have a Healing Service on Apr. 2nd at 6:30pm. Please come and have the prayer team lay hands on you and pray for you. God loves us and longs for us to pour out hearts out to him in prayer. Are you struggling physically, emotionally or in a relationship? We all need prayer and Jesus has promised us rest. Mat. 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

“Heaven is full of answers for which no one bothered to ask.”

Pray For America

"When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" —Psalms 11:3

I believe our nation is in trouble today, probably more than I've seen in my lifetime. We are contending with issues that are causing the very foundation of our country to crumble. Our moral and spiritual roots are eroding, the economy is misleading, family life is disintegrating, and political forces are at unprecedented odds. There seem to be very few leaders who will take a stand for God and for His Word.

It can be tempting to believe that America has reached a point of no return. While these factors cause despair, we are reminded in Scripture that with God, nothing is impossible. No problem is too great for Him. Seasons of distress and uncertainty and hardship call for faithful, fervent prayer by God's people and remind us of our responsibility to humble ourselves before Almighty God. We cannot expect healing to come to our nation apart from obedience to God through His Holy Word.

God longs for His people to humble themselves and to seek forgiveness and pray for guidance. God's Word says, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" (Psalm 33:12). The Bible commands that we repent of our sins and turn to Almighty God. And because we are confident that we serve a God of mercy and compassion, we know that He stands ready to respond to our cries out of the abundance of His divine wisdom.

It is a crucial time for us to individually and collectively seek God's divine intervention for the challenges facing us. We need to pray not only for our nation, but we need to pray for our leaders, for all those who govern us, that they will turn to God with humble hearts and follow Him. Our military leaders need our prayers as we have dedicated men and women serving on battlefields and sacrificing their blood to protect our nation and many innocent people around the world. God is faithful to bless those who turn to Him.

Pray that as a nation we would return to God. As we call on God, let us do so by genuine faith, believing that He hears our prayers. God can heal this great land, for which our forefathers fought and died. We need spiritual renewal, we need a revival in America, and we need each and everyone to pray. Lord, Hear Our Cry! —Franklin Graham


What is Bless Minnesota?

Bless Minnesota is a non-denominational, non-political Minnesota movement that is bringing together a broad representation of Christian denominations, congregations and ministries… as well as representatives from business, education, government and every area of society.

The Vision: To bless the State of Minnesota and its people!

The Mission: To adopt every street in the State of Minnesota in prayer!

The Goals: Unite followers of Jesus Christ in a common vision and strategic prayer initiative that improves the spiritual climate in the State of Minnesota.

1. Bless every individual and segment of society.
2. Build stronger relationships within neighborhoods and communities.
3. Expect a measurable reduction of crime, divorce and other social problems and a measurable increase of people coming to Jesus Christ and experiencing peace, provision and purpose.
4. Give God the glory.What does it mean to Adopt Your Street in Prayer?

When you Adopt Your Street in Prayer you are committing to pray for the homes, businesses, school, park, church etc. represented by your street. There are four specific things you should do on an ongoing basis for the people and places on your adopted street:

1. Speak peace and blessing in Jesus’ name.
2. Reach-out and build relationships with others.
3. Identify and respond to visible needs in tangible ways.
4. Share the love, presence and power of Jesus.

For more information and to watch the Bless MN - Promotional video please visit  www.blessmn.org

Time and Talent

Anyone who feels called to share the gift of prayer is welcome to join.


Contact

Deb Cook
tomdebcook@msn.com
 763-477-4263

Team members: Deb Cook, Chris Wentzel, Meryl Barthel, Pastor Leon, Scott Bultena.

Prayer Focus - Thankfulness & Generosity

Thank you, Lord for your provision. Create in me a heart that is truly thankful. I bless you with my money, time, gifts, and talents. All that I have is yours. Keep my heart open to share without restraint. Amen.

“All who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and prepare the way, so that I may show them the salvation of God.”  Psalm 50:23


Prayer Focus - Encouragement

Lord God, help me to remember that you are always with me in every season of life. Thank you that your love is a healing balm for my wounds. Give me eyes to see you more and help me to grasp the fact that my struggles are temporary, but your love is forever. Amen.

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful people, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”  Hebrews 12:2-3

Prayer Focus – Proclaiming the Word

Your word is truth. Dear Lord, help me seek this truth, that I can receive the words of eternal life. Anchor my life with your promises so that I can in turn share this powerful truth with others. Amen.



Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage –with great patience and careful instruction.
2 Timothy 4:2