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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 - 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:

  • Christians in Eastern China are struggling to save their churches and the crosses that symbolize their faith. Hundreds of state-sanctioned churches have been demolished and over 300 crosses removed. Scores of parishoners have been injured as they have tried to stop the government teams from destroying their churches. Many of these churches were built because of great personal sacrifice by their members. Pray for the courage and protection of these fellow believers and for the cessation of these government sanctioned demolitions.
  • Kim Jong Un, the young leader of North Korea, demands that Christians in his country give up their allegiance to Jesus Christ and swear loyalty only to him and his family. As a result approximately more than 30,000 Christians are being held in 4 labor camps in North Korea and are being starved and tortured. It is believed that most of them will die there. Please pray that these Christians who are enduring this horrific holocaust will sense Christ's strength and his presence even in their most hopeless and darkest hours. "II Corinthians 1:10b -11: "On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers."
  • Contact: Jerry and Martha Peterson -


    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

    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 -

    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 -

    Prayer Line

    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 -

    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 or

    Jan Mollet at

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

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