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 attendance 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).
Prayer for the Persecuted Church - June 5, 2015
While Muslims compose a small percent of Uganda's population, persecution of Christians there is increasing.
Hassan was an Ugandan Muslim who hated Christians and assaulted them. After feeling led to attend a crusade, he gave his life to Christ. Then his family disowned him, a Muslim mob burned his home, and he lost his teaching job and was imprisoned several times.
During one of his prison terms he felt led by God to provide care and education for children who have converted from Islam to Christianity and have been disowned by their families. He now has 13 children that he is sheltering. He admits he has to totally depend on God to protect and provide for these children. One of the children is 12-year-old Saidah who says, "Since I was taught that persecution is part of a new believers life, I know I must endure and pray for those who persecute me. Indeed, it is what I am doing to forgive them."
Please pray for continued protection and provision for Hassan as he cares for and teaches these children who have been disowned by their families and for all precious children who live in countries that are hostile to the Gospel and yet have given their hearts to Christ and have been abandoned by their families as a result, a reality that is so hard for us to comprehend.
"When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said to them, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.'" -Mark 10:14
Thank you for your prayers.
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.