Prayer Groups

Why is prayer important?

 

The simple answer is . . . we can’t do it on our own. We need God and each other. Woven throughout the Bible we find an invitation to be in relationship with God and to fellowship with others. Prayer is not only a conversation with God, but it is communion with God.

 

Along with entering the presence of God through prayer, we also have God’s full and loving attention. We have open access to the ear of our Father, and this is critically important in our life of faith. God desires for us to spend time in     prayer. We ask for guidance, and God provides the answer. Prayer 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.

 

​Please contact Lynn White at 796-3362 or

 

lynnw@christmemorial.org for more information.

Sunday Morning Prayer

 

Sunday Morning Prayer

Sunday mornings, 7:30 - 8:15am

Facilitator: Dave Lamberts

Contact:  Lynn White

Prayer Room just off the Fireside Café

 

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. For more information, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 796-3362.

Mid-Week Prayer

 

Women Praying on Mondays

Monday mornings, 10-11am

Contact:  Lynn White

Prayer Room just off the Fireside Café

 

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 most of the time is spent simply praying together.  Attend when you can!  For more information, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 796-3362.

Moms / Grandmothers in Prayer

Tuesday mornings, 10-11am

Contact:  Linda Aalderink

Room 160-161 in the adult wing

 

God's power is unleashed through our prayers! We live in a culture that seeks to blind our children to the reality of God's love for them. Praying with other moms for our children and schools breaks through these barriers, impacting them for Christ. Start or find a local Moms in Prayer group by calling/texting Linda Aalderink at 836-9256.

 

Tuesday Morning Prayer - Praying for Your Business or Workplace

Tuesday mornings, 8-9am

Meets year-round

Facilitators:  Mari Martin and Gary Veurink

Contact:  Lynn White

Virtual group via Zoom

 

Everyone’s time is precious! This Tuesday morning time of prayer is designed for busy people in the workforce whose schedules are constrained and who may not have an hour to join one of the other times of prayer at Christ Memorial. This group of men and women meets together virtually via Zoom because of its convenience for people to join without having to be physically present.  A Zoom invitation link is sent out weekly to workplace leaders and business owners.  To receive the weekly Zoom invitation link, contact Lynn White at lynnw@christmemorial.org and ask to have your name added to the list. 

 

If you are unable to attend the 8am Zoom call but have a specific prayer request, send it to lynnw@christmemorial.org (note “Mari and Gary’s Prayer Group” in the subject line), and your request will be prayed for.  

 

Wednesday Noon Prayer

​Wednesday mid-day, Noon-1pm

Meets year-round

Facilitator:  Lynn White

Virtual group via Zoom

 
Whether you are new to prayer and wanting to learn more or a seasoned veteran, we would like to invite you to join us.  During our time together we will pray for one another as well as our church. You are welcome to attend every week, every other week, once a month, for half an hour or for an hour; whatever works best for your schedule! For more information, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 796-3362.

Women Praying on Wednesdays

Wednesday afternoons, 4:30-5:30pm

Meets year-round

Contact: Barb Kiekintveld

Virtual group via Zoom

 

Come and join us as we learn and grow in praying together! We spend time each week in praise, confession, thanksgiving, and intercession. While our main focus is our church, our church family, and our own families, we also pray for God’s work in our community, nation, and world. Even if you have never prayed in a group before, you are welcome and encouraged to join us!  For more information or to be added to the weekly Zoom invitation list, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 796-3362.

Thursday Prayer for Men

Thursdays mid-day, 11am-Noon

Meets year-round

Contact: Paul Moerland

Prayer Room just off the Fireside Café

 

Come and join us as we learn and grow in praying together! We spend time each week in praise, confession, thanksgiving and intercession. While our main focus is our church, our church family, and our own families, we also pray for God’s work in our community, nation, and world. Even if you have never prayed in a group before, you are welcome and encouraged to join us! For more information, contact Lynn at lynnw@christmemorial.org or 796-3362.