The Gift of Prayer

For decades, Gloria Dei has had a strong core of members dedicated to daily prayer. Those involved in this ministry faithfully speak your concerns, needs, and praise to God in the quiet of their hearts and homes (or maybe while commuting to work!). They do so without fanfare or acknowledgement and are a vital part of the mission and health of our congregation.

This is a ministry that invites the wise use of our time, but requires no special talent. And there is no “proper way” to pray. Thinking about God, talking out loud to God, sitting still and listening for God, noticing God in the beauty of Creation, or reciting formal prayers are all forms of prayer.

All we need to have is the desire to heed the call to prayer. As St. Paul said to the church in Thessalonica: “Pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18). Prayer doesn’t always result in the answers we want, nor in the time we expect, but prayer draws us closer into relationship with God and each other.

If you have a prayer request, you can submit your request below or fill out a prayer request slip at the back of the church and put it in the offering basket during worship.