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 1, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015 marked the third anniversary of Pastor Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment in Iran. Pastor Abedini, a Chrisian minister with dual American-Iranian citizenship who converted from Muslim, and thousands of others are being persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Pastor Abedini has stood as a face for the growing persecution of Christians around the world. Naghmeh Abedini, Pastor Saeed's wife, invites you to join her in remembering her husband and the others who are persecuted for their faith.
Please pray for :
On this anniversary, let us dare to believe God can and will do what appears to be impossible based on human efforts alone.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21
More background on Pastor Abedini from Wikipedia >here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saeed_Abedini
Pray for the Persecuted Church - September 27, 2015
In both our Sunday Worship Service and our Spiritual Growth Hour, we at First Covenant are taking a "Look at the Book, Making Sense of the Bible". We in America are still blest to be able to purchase and own various translations, versions, paraphrases and commentaries of the Bible. But in many countries, PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS CRY OUT FOR BIBLES AS TERROR ATTACKS GROW. The single greatest help for these believers is scripture. A lot of members of these congregations do not themselves have access to a Bible. Roy Peterson, President of American Bible Society says, "Not having a Bible is devastating for persecuted Christians. Scripture gives comfort to the victims, strength to potential victims and the message of Christ's love to those of other faiths."
Sometimes in areas where Bibles are not allowed, members of a congregation will tear out a few pages of scripture, memorize what they can and pass those pages on to others to memorize what they can, knowing that if they are imprisoned those memorized verses of scripture will sustain them through torture and isolation. Please pray for the underground Bible printing organizations, that they not be discovered, their materials not confiscated and destroyed. Pray for the safety of the courageous believers who smuggle Bibles into restricted and hostile countries. They do so at great risk to their own lives.
How precious and vital ís God's Word to these persecuted believers! May it be so for us as well.
"Sanctify them by the truth. Your word is truth." John 17:17
May you be blest as you pray for our persecuted family.
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 can be found ( >here ).
Contact: Jan Mollet – firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-329-1221.
Interested in joining a specific prayer team? Contact the coordinator.