Prayer groups

Why is prayer important?

 

The simple answer is . . . we can’t do it on our own. Woven throughout the Bible from the times of Adam and Eve to the New Testament apostles, we find an invitation to be  in relationship with God. Prayer is not only a conversation with God, but it is communion with God.

 

Along with entering into the presence of God through prayer, we also have God’s full and loving attention. We have open access to the ear of God, and this is critically important in our life of faith. God desires us to spend time in prayer. We ask for guidance, and God delivers the answer. It is taking the time to know God and to be renewed in God’s divine presence. God’s Holy Spirit moves in, around and through us in response to our prayers. Prayer is a means of growing in faith and dependence on God and learning to trust in God’s answers and provisions.

 

Knowing the importance and value of prayer, and realizing that a variety of days and times makes it possible and easier for people to participate, we offer numerous opportunities for you to join with others in prayer.

 

For more information, contact Lynn White at

616.796.3362 or lynnw@christmemorial.org.

Women Praying on Mondays

Monday mornings (10:00 - 11:00 AM)

Facilitator: Lynn White

For in-person meeting location or online Zoom Meeting code - contact Lynn

 

Women, you are invited to grow in your relationship with God through prayer. Please come and join us as we gather together to pray, share, and care for each other. Each time begins with a brief reflection on prayer and then the majority of the time is spent simply praying together. Participate as often as you can!

Praying for Your Workplace

Tuesday mid-day (Noon - 1:00 PM)

Facilitators: Gary Veurink & Mari Martin

For in-person meeting location or online Zoom Meeting code - contact Gary or Mari

 

This Tuesday lunch-time prayer hour was set up for busy people in the workforce, whose schedules are often constrained and perhaps don’t have an hour to join one of the other hours of prayer at CMC.  It also has focused somewhat more on the needs of the work place.  Especially now in this COVID-19 era, many jobs and businesses are at risk or gone.   Come pray with us!  We have been using ZOOM media as the vehicle to gather, until we can gather in person safely.   We have been adjusting to your schedules during this time set aside for prayer.  You can come and go within your time-limits and not feel you are being improper.  We’ll listen to your needs, especially how we can pray for your business or your workplace, or anything else that is on your heart.  This time of prayer is for both men and women.

 

Wednesday Noon Prayer

​Wednesday mid-day (Noon - 1:00 PM)

Facilitator:  Lynn White

For in-person meeting location or online Zoom Meeting code - contact Lynn

 

Whether you are new to prayer and wanting to learn more or a seasoned veteran, we would like to invite you to "join us" in this time of prayer. During this time we’ll come together and pray for one another, as well as our church. You are welcome to participate every week, every other week, once a month, for half an hour or for an hour; whatever works best for your schedule!  This time of prayer is for both men and women.

Women Praying on Wednesdays

Wednesday evenings (6:00 - 7:00 PM)

Facilitator:  Barb Kiekintveld

For in-person meeting location or online Zoom Meeting code - contact Barb

 

This women's prayer group is currently using the book, Pauses for Pentecost  which includes reflections on a word of Scripture and spiritual practices. The group is learning and growing together in prayer as they encounter the joy and power of the Holy Spirit in fresh ways each week.  For a copy of this book, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org..

Thursday Prayer for Men

Thursday mid-day (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Facilitator: Paul Moerland

For in-person meeting location or online Zoom Meeting code - contact Paul

 

Men, if you are interested in growing your relationship with God through prayer, please join us. Each time begins with a short Bible lesson followed by a time of fellowship and praying together. Come as often as you can!  For more information, email Paul Moerland at kpmoerland@gmail.com.

 

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Sunday Morning Prayer

Sunday mornings (7:30 - 8:15 AM)

Facilitator: Bill Brownson

 

Everyone is welcome to join this early morning prayer group as we gather together to pray for our services, our church staff, the elders and deacons, the members and attenders within our congregation, along with those that we each encounter and interact with in our day-to-day activities.

 

Sunday Morning Pre-Service Prayer 

Sunday mornings (8:15 - 8:50 AM)

Facilitator: Phyl Langejans

 

Men and women, youth and children are welcome to join this morning time of prayer as we gather together to pray for important events of Christ Memorial and those in leadership. Come when you can!

 

Monday Morning Prayer for Christ Memorial Church

Monday mornings (7:00 - 8:00 AM)

Facilitator:  Bill Brownson

 

Both men and women are welcome to join us in this early morning time of prayer for Christ Memorial Church. We pray for the church leadership, our youth trips, children, guests, members/attenders, each other, and a variety of other topics.

 

Moms / Grandmothers in Prayer

Tuesday mornings (10:00 - 11:00 AM)

Facilitator: Linda Aalderink

Families and entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. Your time spent in prayer will have a profound impact on your children and their schools, from preschool to young adult. Need more information? Call/text Linda Aalderink at 616.836.9256.

Moms in Prayer for Holland High School

Tuesday mornings (11:00 AM - Noon)

Facilitator: Sandy VanRavenswaay

Families and entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. Your time spent in prayer will have a profound impact on your children and their schools, from preschool to young adult. Need more information? Call/text Linda Aalderink at 616.836.9256.

 

Moms in Prayer for Holland West

 

Friday mornings (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

Meets every other week

Facilitator: Kristin VanDyke

Families and entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the only One who can change a human heart. Your time spent in prayer will have a profound impact on your children and their schools, from preschool to young adult. Need more information? Call/text Linda Aalderink at 616.836.9256.

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