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Memorial Service Prayer

This prayer was written by Rick Lindholtz for the memorial service of a friend. It is based on Psalm 22, 90, 100; Isaiah 43, 49.

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Prayer Trail

Cedarbrook Church in Menomonie, WI recently completed a prayer trail that crosses a ridge on church-owned property behind the church facilities. The idea originated 10 years ago before Cedarbrook began meeting. A small group had been meeting with Pastor Remy Diederich, studying different ways that people can connect with God. The idea of connecting with…

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“Underground River”

“Underground River” is our weekly prayer gathering at McMinnville Covenant Church. We meet on Tuesdays from 12-12:45 pm. The name of our gathering reflects its more contemplative nature. “Underground River” is a metaphor we use for prayer, acknowledging that our prayers (particularly in the evangelical tradition) often can contain a lot of words but don’t…

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The Door Is Open

For those of you who have traveled broadly, you may have discovered churches that are open each day for silent prayer and meditation. This was also true for the church down through the ages. The sanctuary was a place away from the bustle and noise of home and market – and a time to simply…

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Merge: Intergenerational Prayer

At Sanctuary Covenant Church (Minneapolis, Minnesota), we are trying to incorporate ways for families and all ages to interact, pray, worship, and build community together. This idea came out of a desire to have a time for our children to be involved in our prayer ministry on Wednesday nights. It started as a central time…

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Good Friday Tenebrae: The Seven Deadly Sins

The seven candles that are extinguished in the Good Friday Tenebrae service can be fittingly paired to the seven deadly sins. Included in this service are calls to prayer, congregational prayers, and words of pardon for each of the seven deadly sins.

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Our Journey Together in Prayer

Each year we have provided a daily devotional resource for residents and staff at Covenant Village in Florida during Covenant Prayer Week in early January.  Most often we have used the Covenant’s Week of Prayer material (also available for download in large print). This year we decided to produce our own devotional booklet with each…

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Week of Prayer from Lenexa, KS

Here is one approach to implementing a Week of Prayer focus in a church. They have used the Covenant’s 2012 Week of Prayer material (Selah: Pausing to Pray in a Rush Hour Life, by John E. Aho) as a guide at the beginning of the new year. However, this material (as well as resources prepared…

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GROWing Closer to God – Prayer Guide

Building any relationship into a healthier, more vital one requires time and patience. It is my prayer that you will experience a hunger and thirst for God, and will engage the disciplines for growing closer to God. Because out of the strength of that relationship we bring glory to God, and extend Christ’s kingdom.

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A Prayer for the Church (as a new year of ministry begins)

This past week in my quiet time I was praying for my congregation and resuming our ministries this fall. All of a sudden a series of couplets came to my mind, that speak to issues and concerns that we have here. I’ve written a prayer, based on these ideas, and made it for the whole…

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