Getting Covered in Prayer
When I think of times when I have been covered by the prayers of others, I am so very thankful for faithful people who prayed for me and over me.
I think of the time when I was counseling at Tall Oaks for the first time – I was only 17 and I was SO excited! The whole staff prayed for our campers and all the counselors for a few months before camp and during camp. What a gift our time at camp was that week!
I think of when Bill and I were married and all the people praying for us then and into the almost 33 years we have shared together. Where we would be without those supportive prayers?
I think of when I was at my mother’s bedside when she passed. I don’t know how I would have journeyed through losing her without the prayers that surrounded me and lifted my heart up.
I think of when I have started at each church I have pastored and the times when people have said that extra prayer to cover me when ministry was challenging.
I think of…what do you think of when you think of being covered in prayer?
As we seek God together in prayer, we can become aware of God’s Spirit moving in and around us. That is why it is so important that we always cover the ministry we share at Longview Chapel in prayer. During Lent and our time of discerning our vision and mission, we are inviting all of our members and our visitors to pray one or more times a day to cover Longview Chapel.
If you were able to be in worship last Sunday, you received a card with the prayer, or it is below, on Facebook and on our website. More cards with the prayer will be available Sunday if you still need one.
Our prayer is:
"Thank You, God, for bringing us together to love, grow and serve with You at Longview Chapel. Lead us with Your Spirit, to really listen to You. Give us clarity about who You are calling us to be and then give us the courage and joy to respond to Your desires for us. In the name of Jesus, Amen."
Thank you for covering Longview Chapel with prayers. I look forward to seeing all the treasures we discover as we pray and minister together.
Remember who you are and Whose you are!
Pastor Donna 😉
HOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS WEEK
Each week we will post opportunities for you to explore to learn more about the scripture from the previous Sunday.
For week of March 17, 2019:
Scripture for this week – Philippians 4:15-20
* Be sure to pray our prayer one or more times each day:
"Thank you, God, for bringing us together to love, grow and serve with You at Longview Chapel. Lead us with Your Spirit, to really listen to You. Give us clarity about who You are calling us to be and then give us the courage and joy to respond to Your desires for us. In the name of Jesus, Amen."
*If you did not turn in a 3 x 5 card with the resources God has given to Longview Chapel listed, please email those into to Pastor Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you think of more you wish you had listed, send those in too!
*Prayerfully think about all the resources God has given to you personally. List some of these. Are there some resources God may be leading you to use in a new way?
*Take a walk with God in your neighborhood. Be aware of the resources and needs you see there.
*Read next week’s scripture - Luke 15:8-10