“Circle of Prayer” Requests

Each week, United Methodists in more than 950 churches in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania pray for 10 randomly selected churches (listed on the conference website). The whole process should take about a year and a half.

Centre Grove is on the list for the coming week, starting tomorrow, July 26, 2009, going through Saturday, August 1. We learned we were up next last Monday, and on Tuesday, Centre Grove’s Church Council named several prayer requests, which I’ve arranged in the following four areas …

May God help Centre Grove …

Depend on God
We pray for a strong sense of God’s presence and leadership in the life of our church, that we will depend on God for strength, wisdom, courage, and unity.

Develop the Five Practices
Church Council is actively engaging Bishop Schnase’s Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations (see all posts marked Five Practices). Please pray that we will lead our congregation to practice Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity.

Make Disciples
We are currently working on Intentional Faith Development. Please be in prayer that we will develop a more effective way of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Turn Consumers into Contributors
As we live out God’s mission in the world, pray that people in our congregation will move from being consumers to being contributors. Contributors give of themselves and get involved in the church’s mission. We need contributors to engage our community in ministries that help people discover and experience the love and good news of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your prayers!

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