Prayer provides the foundation for living out God's love at First Covenant Church of St. Paul. There are many opportunities to support the ministries of the church:
Prayer for the Persecuted Church
**Catholic Herald, U.K. (catholicherald.co.uk) is reporting that today's appeal was denied by the High Court at Lahore but Asia Bibi's lawyers have vowed to take her case to the Supreme Court ( >more ). You'll find more detail in links from @persecutionnews on twitter ( >here ).**
Asia Bibi is a Pakistani believer who because of her Christian witness has been held prisoner in Pakistan for the past 5 years. Asai faced a very critical court date on Oct. 16th, 2014 to appeal to the Pakistani authorities to remove the blasphemy charge against her - which would hopefully lead to her release. Please pray for Ms. Bibi, that her faith remains strong, that she continue to endure and that she be released. Wikipedia article ( >here ).
A recent article from the Covenant World Mission blog outlines the serious problem of persecution from a broader world perspective. It includes a list of the 50 countries where persecution is the worst and links to more information about the situation in each of them ( >here ).
Contact: Jerry and Martha Peterson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants are paired with Saint Paul Police officers, and commit to praying for them daily and offering support through a note of encouragement to their officer four times a year. The Adopt-A-Cop program is expanding to include the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department. If you know any officers with this department, let them know that Adopt-A-Cop is growing to include them. More information can be found ( >here ).
Contact: Jan Mollet – email@example.com
Church Council Prayer Team
Participants commit to pray for Council Members for one year, on a specific day each week. Information is forwarded monthly to the prayer team.
Contact: Rachel Hanks - firstname.lastname@example.org
Farnsworth Aerospace & Johnson High Schools Prayer Team
Participants pray for the ongoing partnership between First Covenant, Johnson Senior High School (JHS) and Farnsworth Aerospace School (FAS). Prayer requests are forwarded monthly to the prayer team regarding FAS/JHS personnel and students, our community & ongoing FCC/FAS/JHS partnerships.
Contact: Lynn Gilmore - email@example.com
The First Covenant Prayer Line is updated weekly with prayer requests from friends and members of First Covenant Church. Call (651)772-9212 to hear weekly prayer requests.
Prayer Team for First Covenant Ministry Team and Staff
Participants pray for members of FCC staff for one year, one specific day each week. Information is forwarded weekly to the prayer team.
Contact: Margaret Blum - firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Partners for Youth
Each of our 7th -12th graders is paired with an adult who is committed to praying for them regularly. If you are interested in being a prayer partner, please contact
Margaret Blum at email@example.com or
Jan Mollet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in joining a specific prayer team? Contact the coordinator.