“Pray without ceasing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17
We all need prayer. We need to pray, and we need to be prayed for. The Bible even urges us to “pray without ceasing.” Prayer is a critical component of our relationship with Jesus Christ. As others have noted, prayer is the backbone of the Church, and at Covenant we take it very seriously. Prayer is an integral part of our worship services and small groups. There are even some groups that meet during the week specifically for the purpose of praying. Here are some of our important parts of Covenant’s overall prayer ministry.
Covenant’s “prayer warriors” are available to pray for anyone during the course of the week. If you would like for them to pray for you or a loved one, complete a Prayer Concern Card or contact Katherine Bennett, or the church office by phone at 256.881.4501.
Intercessory Prayer Groups
Sunday mornings from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., several people meet in the Prayer Room (Rm 106) to pray specifically for our church, its leadership, its teachers, our members, and our visitors. They are also available to pray personally with anyone in need. If you would like for them to pray for you, stop in or drop a note in the “Prayer Group” mailbox. Also, you might want to consider joining this group of devoted pray-ers.
If you would like for the church to pray for you or someone whom you love, you can complete a Prayer Concern Card and drop it in the offering plate during Sunday worship. The cards are in the pew racks. You may indicate whether you want your concern to be prayed aloud during the service and/or put on the prayer chain (see below). You may also request that one of our pastors call you about the concern.
We have a number of small groups that gather on a regular basis to pray. Some pray for those on our prayer chain. Others have more specific goals: such as praying for the spiritual direction of their young adult children, or in advance of a retreat or mission trip. If you would like to join a prayer group, or would like to start a new group, contact Pastors David Kling or David Hunsicker.
What is a prayer labyrinth? It is not a maze, but follows one path. The labyrinth, located in the east woods above the upper parking lot, can be used as a means to meditate, pray, and connect with God. If you want to have a quiet walk with God, come visit the labyrinth any time.