Grace Church of Fredericksburg
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Loving God, Serving Others, Reaching the World
If you need to send out a prayer request but desire for it to be a "confidential" request, please send it via this link and it will be labeled as confidential.
When you are a part of the Grace Church E-mail prayer chain the announcement, "You’ve got mail," may take on a whole new meaning. This may actually be a call to intercessory prayer! You may be asking, "Just what is a Prayer Chain, how does it work and how do I know if I should be a part of this ministry. The prayer chain is a group of pastors, elders, and prayer partners who receive prayer requests by email, at ToGod4U@Aol.Com, and then partner in prayer with you concerning your prayer requests.
Prayer Chain brochure and application (PDF, 111.12KB)
Our mission is to partner with the Holy Spirit and each other through intercessory prayer to impact our church, our community and the world for Jesus Christ The call to intercessory prayer is a compelling desire to persevere in prayer concerning the needs of others or for our personal needs. Ezekiel 22:30 gives an example of this, "And I searched for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land..."
How does this work?
When you have a prayer request you can communicate your need through the Prayer Chain. You may do this by sending the request by E-mail, by calling our message line or by writing your request on the bulletin, and placing it in the offering. In an emergency our Prayer Chain Leader or Coordinator can be contacted directly.
What if my prayer request is highly confidential?
We take care to protect your privacy and the confidentiality of your prayer requests by only including necessary information.
How do I pray for others?
We pray according to Col. 1:9-12, by praying:
That they know God’s will for their lives.
They would do God’s will for their lives.
For productivity in their lives.
For them to have a growing relationship with God.
For power in their lives.
For them to have the right attitude.
"We have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthening with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience, joyously giving thanks to God and Father be the glory forever and ever." Col 1:9-12
Eph. 6:18 "With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints."
I Tim. 2:1-2 "I urge you that entreaties And prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity."
I John 5:14-15 "And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests, which we have asked from Him."
Matt. 18:19-20 "Again, I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they might ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there I am in their midst."
Phil. 4:6 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."
John 14:13-15 "Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. If you love me, you will keep My commandments."
Deborah Hertle, Leader