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Prayer

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:

  • FCC 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: Judy Kline: judy@first-covenant.org
  • Pastor Anne – Contact: Beth Norris
  • FCC Moderator, Commission Deacons and Officers. 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 - rjhanks11@mmm.com
  • Farnsworth Aerospace and Johnson HS Musical Partnerships/Summer Camps - Hero Training Camp, Creative Arts Camp, & Every Kid to Camp – Contact: Lynn Gilmore - gilmork@msn.com
  • FCC Children + Family Ministry - Donovan, Staff and Children Mentors – Contact: Donovan DeGaetano - donovan@first-covenant.org
  • FCC Youth + Family Ministry - Kate, Staff and Youth Mentors – Contact: Kate Makosky - kate@first-covenant.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 hermarblum7@aol.com or Jan Mollet at rjmollet@gmail.com.
  • Roots Covenant Church - Pastor Touger and Mykou Thao – Contact: Margaret Blum hermarblum7@aol.com
  • More information on prayer teams >here .

    Prayer Requests

    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 attendance card in the weekly bulletin and place it in the offering plate or "prayer" mailbox in the church office.

    or

    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.

    or

    3. Call the church office during office hours with your prayer request (651-774-0344) or e-mail it to Judy Kline: judy@first-covenant.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.

    or

    2. Pick up a weekly prayer request flyer listing the shared prayer needs (located on the prayer bulletin board).

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    Prayer for the Persecuted Church - 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 ). Over 100 million Christians are persecuted today for their faith. Please join us and Christians world-wide in prayer for our brothers and sisters in Christ who continue to witness to Christ's love and forgiveness, knowing they may be arrested, imprisoned or killed."Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." Hebrews 13:3 (NIV).

    Current prayer requests:

  • What began as a normal Monday morning at the Hope Academy compound in central Nigeria quickly turned into a tragedy. Phyllis Sorter, a missionary for the Free Methodist Church was kidnapped by masked and armed gunmen. Sorter has built schools and taught in Nigeria for 15 years. A ransom of $300,000 was demanded and then reduced to $150,000 when her captives realized her family did not have those resources. Boko Haram has been responsible for abductions and extreme violence against Christians in Nigeria for the past 2 years. However, Nigerian experts feel that this abduction of Sorter is not the work of Boko Haram. Sorters family asks for churches in America to join in prayer for her safety and quick release. Please also continue to pray for all Christians in Nigeria who continue to be heavily persecuted by Boko Haram. Remember that as you pray, "...you share the sorrow of those being mistreated..." Hebrews13:3b LB
  • In December of 2010 Farshid Fathi, an Iranian Christian convert was arrested and charged with among other charges "...acting against national security through membership in a Christian organization...helping spread Christianity in the country." His family paid an enormous bail sum to no avail. In the past 4 years he has spent nearly one year in solitary confinement in some of Iran's most notorious prisons where he has been a "shining beacon for Christ." He has suffered broken bones and interrogations that are used to manipulate him and break him down. He writes, "I have been insulted, humiliated and accused, but I never doubted my identity in Christ. My Lord has never left me." Please pray for Farshid's endurance and release - remembering the hundreds of thousands of other Christians who are suffering similar and sometimes harsher circumstances and many are facing certain death.
  • Thank you for your prayers.
  • Contact: Jerry and Martha Peterson - jmpwbl@aol.com

    Adopt-a-Cop

    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 Molletrjmollet@gmail.com or 651-329-1221.

    Interested in joining a specific prayer team? Contact the coordinator.

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