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How can we support you in prayer?

To pray is simply to communicate with God. It’s a regular part of our relationship with Him. Whether you need prayer or want help growing in prayer, we’re here to help!

Submit your prayer request or pray for others at the Prayer Wall. Visit the Prayer Wall

THIS WEEK’S PRAYER POINTS

Let’s pray for:

  • The Twin Cities community to experience the love, comfort, healing, peace, reconciliation and restoration that Jesus brings.
  • Unity in the church in the Twin Cities and beyond (Psalm 133:1).
  • Federal and state government leaders making decisions (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
  • Many to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in this season (John 3:16).
  • For those who are sick to be healed (Isaiah 53:5).
  • For those globally facing hardships to experience God’s love and provision (John 6).

Special Evening Hour of Prayer: Sunday, May 31 
Join Pastor Dale and other leaders in a time of prayer for our Twin Cities community on Sunday, May 31 from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Email prayer@wooddale.org for details.

Weekly Prayer Conference Call
Join us in prayer for Wooddale Church and our community on Saturday mornings. Email prayer@wooddale.org for details.

ACTION STEPS FOR FAMILY PRAYER

As our neighborhoods begin opening up, here are some ways for your family to connect through prayer:

Neighborhood Prayer Grid: As a family sit down and draw a nine-square grid on a piece of paper that you can later post on the refrigerator. In the middle, mark your home. In the spots around it list your neighbors by name or description. Then set a time for your family to pray for those neighbors. Ask God to show you how you can serve them.

Chalk Art: Let your friends and neighbors know you’re praying for them through chalk-art with favorite Bible passages. Here are a couple examples:
  • We are praying for you! “He who promised is faithful.” – Hebrews 1-:23
  • Praying for the God of hope to fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him – Romans 15:13
Reach-Out: As God leads and if it is safe to do so, invite other believers in your neighborhood over to pray and worship together. Pray about starting a house church in your neighborhood!

FOR YOUR GROUP

Click on these tips for praying in LifeGroups to learn more.

Those with more experience who are comfortable praying out loud can guide and encourage those who are newer to it. Set the expectation that it’s an invitation to pray (rather than a command) and it’s fine to agree silently. It helps if the leader begins the prayer time and models what it expected and what the focus should be.

Make sure no one is monopolizing the prayer time. The length of our prayers should be adjusted to accommodate the size of the group and time allotted to pray. It can help to ask someone to open and someone else to close. The person closing should pause to make sure no one else wants to pray before closing.

Our goal is to lay aside or natural inclinations, opinions, and reasoning to submit to the Holy Spirit’s leadership in prayer. Be aware of themes that emerge in prayer and when the Spirit shifts the direction of prayer.

It can help to prepare for a time of prayer by reading a brief portion of Scripture that relates to the focus. Encourage people to pray in agreement with God’s Word in a positive manner.

Prayer is primarily an activity of the heart. Prayers of agreement on a heart level with God and each other are powerful. It is not necessary to pray long, eloquent prayers or to impress others. Be yourself and use your own words.

Trust in the character of God and His desire to answer prayers in agreement with His will.