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
Jose Duran at 616.796.3352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Lynn White at 616.796.3362 or email@example.com.
Sunday Morning Prayer
Sunday Morning Prayer
Sunday mornings (7:30 - 8:15 AM)
Facilitators: Bill Brownson & Jose Duran
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 (8:30-8:50 AM)
Facilitator: Phyl Langejans
Men and women are welcome to join this morning prayer group as we gather together to pray for important events of CMC and those in leadership, to pray about personal requests, and to share answered prayer.
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 CMC. We pray for the church leadership, our youth trips, children, guests, members/attenders, and a variety of other topics.
Women Praying on Mondays
Monday mornings (10:00 - 11:00 AM)
Facilitator: Lynn White
Women, if you are interested in growing 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. Come as often as you can! These times of prayer are open to all women.
Moms / Grandmothers in Prayer
Tuesday mornings (10:00 - 11:00 AM)
Begins September 17
Facilitator: Linda Aalderink
Replace your cares and worries with hope and peace by praying with other moms and grandmothers. Moms / Grandmothers in Prayer gathers women to pray scripturally and specifically for their children / grandchildren and schools.
Wednesday Noon Prayer - Let’s Grow in Prayer
Wednesday mid-day (Noon - 1:00 PM)
Meets August 7 - November 20 (join at any date)
Facilitators: Lynn White & Jose Duran
Whether you are new to prayer and wanting to learn more, or a seasoned veteran, we would like to invite you to a time of prayer starting Wednesday, August 7 and going through November 20. We will be going through segments from the book Pray the Word for Your Church. This is a time for all those interested in prayer to come together and 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!
Women Praying on Wednesdays
Wednesday evenings (6:00 - 7:30 PM)
Facilitator: Ann Henriksen
Women, if you are interested in growing your relationship with God through prayer, please join us. Each time begins with a brief reflection on prayer, and then the majority of the time is spent simply praying together. Come as often as you can! These times of prayer are open to all women.
Thursday Prayer for Men
Thursday mid-day (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Facilitator: Paul Moerland
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Praying for Your Workplace
Tuesday mid-day (Noon - 1:00 PM)
Facilitators: Gary Veurink & Jose Duran
Time is gold! We will share a short lesson in how to pray for your business, enjoy a brief time of fellowship, pray, and go! This is an intentional time of prayer for busy people. Men or women! Come as often as you can! For more information, contact Jose at email@example.com.