Fall into Prayer with us this September
15 Since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, this is the reason that 16 I don’t stop giving thanks to God for you when I remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, will give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation that makes God known to you. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart will have enough light to see what is the hope of God’s call, what is the richness of God’s glorious inheritance among believers,19 and what is the overwhelming greatness of God’s power that is working among us believers. (Ephesians 1)
Just as Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus, I pray for you. Starting this fall, I am inviting you to join me in prayer for each other. To facilitate our joint effort, we have put together a schedule which lists 2-3 churches and/or United Methodist Organizations in the Capitol Area North District for us to lift in prayer each week.
We will also remind you each week which churches/organizations will be up in the next week. I hope that you will list them in your bulletin so that our congregations can join us in prayer. When it is about to be your turn in the list, Jill will send out an email inviting you to send us any specific prayer requests and some information about your current ministries that we can pass on. I will also be highlighting the three churches/organizations in this weekly blog. This way we can also celebrate together the great things that are happening around the district together.
Your district staff hopes this is a way to remember that we are all part of something greater than ourselves and that we have brothers and sisters in 6 counties across our district working to make disciples in their locations and to transform their communities. Our joint prayers can lift all of us up to God and truly strengthen our relationship with each other.
Rev. Linda Middelberg