“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks
in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in
Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
The Tuesday Prayer Group
Let’s get together to pray for the world-wide church, our home church, the United States, nations around the world and our local communities.
Every first Tuesday of the month, we will meet at noon in the parlor at the church. Because we will be meeting at the noon hour, everyone can bring a sack lunch. We can eat together after we finish praying.
We as a congregation can pray as one. As I look at the conditions of the world, this nation, and THE CHURCH of Jesus, I am convinced that we need to pray. -Elder Wilma Hemphill
Prayer request?
The Lord is omnipresent—meaning He is in every aspect of our lives, whether in times of trouble or triumph (Psalms 139:7-10). Prayer is a belief that God can be petitioned to intervene in the laws of nature as well as a multitude of ways in the everyday lives of His people. Prayer is vital to the life of the believer.
Please complete the prayer request form and your prayer request will be delivered to our prayer chain. We are here to share your burden and intercede on your behalf.

admin, July 5, 2022 - 10:55 am

Please help us pray locally for our government, the FPC Deacons, the FPC mission committee, for the future pastor (whomever they may be), Arnie, Craig, Nick, Janice and Pastor Dick.

admin, July 5, 2022 - 10:52 am

Help us pray for the International Communities. This month is Ukraine, Russia, Libya and Egypt. And please pray for our Missionary Family.

You can also call us with your prayer request at (319) 752-6626.

July 5,2022 -Prayer Guide

Scriptures:    Lam. 3: 22, 23          Rom. 5: 8            Eph. 2: 4,5
Praise:           Praise God for who He is.

Confession:   (Let us confess our sins together)

          Eternal God, we confess that we fail to fulfill your will.  We do not love You fully or love one another as You command.  In your mercy, forgive us.  

(silent confess)

Thanksgiving: Thank God for what He has done.


          Churches in all nations.

              -Believers that are enduring persecution.  Ex: Libya & Egypt.

              -Believers that are living in poverty- may God provide for them.

              -Those who seek to share the gospel.   Ex: The Missionary  Family we support.

           Countries in the world.

               -Ukraine: May God protect and provide for the people.

                                May the war end.

               -Afghanistan:  May God protect and provide for these people, especially those that endured an earthquake and those the U.S. left behind.

            Churches in the United States.

                – May there be unity between the churches.

                – May the church’s stand against evil.

            The United States.

                – That people will repent and follow God.

                -President Biden & Vice-President Harris:  May they have health and wisdom.

                -May there be integrity in all elections.

             First Presbyterian Church.

                 – The Deacons  (Barb B., Mary, Ruth, Wilma, Susan, Mary Ann, Sue & Bonnie): May they see and meet the needs of the congregation.

                 -The mission committee: May God help them meet the needs of the community.  May God help them share the gospel.

                 – May God give us a pastor.

Other concerns.

Close in Prayer.

     Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen


The persecution of Christians in Egypt commonly occurs at community level. Incidents range from Christian women being harassed while walking in a street to whole communities of Christians being forced to move out of their homes by mobs of Muslim extremists. Such events typically happen in Upper Egypt, where ultra-conservative Islamic Salafist movements are active in rural communities. 


Sharing your faith publicly is illegal in Libya.  Those who try risk violent opposition and arrest. 

Libyan Christians from Muslim background are rejected by families and friends.  There is violent and intense pressure by family and community to reject their faith.

Christians are vulnerable to abduction and murder by Islamic militant groups and organize crime.