Faith Lutheran Church has many different prayer groups, some tailored toward contemplation and quietude, others simply meant to honor those in need of compassion. Check out our events page to see when and where our prayer services are being held.
Each week, we publish a list of names of those in need of prayer. You can find this list here or in our weekly Sunday bulletins during service. We pray for those listed on our Prayer Requests during service, at staff meetings, and whenever we feel like our loved ones need prayer.
Centering Prayer reads the Gospel for this coming Sunday. This practice helps one to more fully engage times of worship each week. It also invites anyone who comes to be renewed in faith. This community is part of the organization that identifies with Father Thomas Keating.
Ignatian Prayer uses a practice called examen. The primary questions asked are where have you felt connected to God since we last met and where have you felt disconnected. We encourage other members to step into this journey.
Another contemplative practice is paying attention the the change of the seasons of the year. It is called Ember Days and happens around the time when we move from Spring to Summer to Fall to Winter. This is usually a morning event held here at Faith. The practices engaged are Prayer Collage, Labyrinth, and Nature walks.
Taize Evening prayer is a practice done jointly with worship and Contemplative prayer at special seasons of the year, i.e. All Saints. In Holy week on Monday-Wednesday we gather in morning prayer using the Labyrinth following prayer and confession. The Labyrinth was then put in the Fellowship Hall for the remaining of Holy Week, Thursday- Saturday. On the third Sunday of the month during worship members may have a healing minister pray for concerns that they lift up to the healing minister. We invite all to step into this practice as it gives opportunity to reflect on how you proclaim Jesus Christ to the world through you actions.
The Prayer Shawl ministry consists of members who knit or crochet shawls and the practice is to pray as the participants knit or crochet. The shawls are then given to graduating seniors from high school or the homebound or others requested because of a special needs. (This ministry is not meeting during COVID.)