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 including prayer teams for:
More information on prayer teams >here .
We would like to remind you of the ways you can give or receive prayer requests.
To share a prayer request for yourself, family member or friend:
1. Write your prayer request on the connect card in the weekly bulletin and place it in the offering plate or "prayer" mailbox in the church office.
2. Write your prayer request on a prayer card from the slot on the prayer bulletin board by the coat racks and place it in the offering plate or "prayer " mailbox in the church office.
3. Call the church office during office hours with your prayer request (651-774-0344) or e-mail it to Judy Kline: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you include your name and contact information and indicate if you would like the request to be shared only with the Ministry Team or if you would also like it to be on the Prayer Line. Every Tuesday morning the Ministry Team spends time praying for the needs of First Covenant Church, including the shared prayer requests. To listen to the requests on the prayer line, call 651-772-9212.
To receive prayer requests so that you can join in prayer:
1. Call the prayer line (651-772-9212). Thanks to Sharla Scullen, this prayer line is updated weekly.
2. Pick up a weekly prayer request flyer listing the shared prayer needs (located on the prayer bulletin board).
Pray for the Persecuted Church - October 31, 2015
Once again, the first Sunday in November is designated as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. We here at First Covenant will be observing it Sunday, November 8th. It is estimated that 100 million Christians in 60 countries are suffering various degrees of persecution - some subtle and others in horrendously brutal ways.
For example, the heading of an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press reads: "South Sudan war's atrocities detailed"..Fighting broke out in South Sudan in 2013, tribe against tribe. Unspeakable atrocities forced on people were heart wrenching and shocked the African Commision investjgating the crimes. Thousands have fled to Ethiopia where amazingly the church is alive and growing. Two million people are displaced and only 1 in 10 lives in any kind of organized camp and most are on the move to avoid violence. Because so many are displaced the agricultural programs are disrupted and the country is on the verge of famine. In a call to Covenant Headquarters Missions Department it was learned that there are about 350 Covenant churches scattered across South Sudan. Many have been destroyed by rebels. The government had signed a peace treaty with the rebels but violations and continued fighting has been reported.
The Covenant Missions Department requests prayers for the peace treaty to hold, though it is very tenuous at the moment. And pray that as the people attempt to return to their areas that there will be reconciliation between the tribes and there even be forgiveness. This is a country of 4.6 million people who are in desperate need of our prayers. May our collective prayers rise like incense to our God. May you be blest as you pray.
Contact: Jerry and Martha Peterson - email@example.com
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 about the international Adopt-a-Cop organziation may be found ( >here ).
Contact: Jan Mollet – firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-329-1221.
Interested in joining a specific prayer team? Contact the coordinator.