“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, May 18, 2022 - 1:24 pm

Elmer for healing, Carol and bone on bone back issues, John who is needing to find a new home, Francis and health issues, Debbie with health issues, Alicia with cancer, Simon with covid, Pepe with cancer, Erica with pain from EBS, Nancy and back pain, Amanda having emotional thoughts, Sierra who has lost both parents and the Interim Pastor Search Committee.

admin, March 7, 2022 - 9:15 am

Pray for the people of Ukraine.

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

SCRIPTURES: Nahum 1:7                  Psalm 89:8                1 John 1: 9

PRAISE: Praise God for who He is.

CONFESSION OF SINS: God, forgive us. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.    

(silently confess sins)
 

THANKSGIVING: Thank God for what He has done.                        

INTERCESSION:

        Churches in all nations.

                   – May the Christians that are being persecuted remain faithful, may they also feel God’s presence.  Example China.

 

       Countries in the world.

                   – Ukraine

                   – Afghanistan

 

       Churches in the United States.

                   – May God protect his people from the evil one.

                   – May there be unity between the churches.

 

        The United States.

                    – May the citizens repent and turn back to God.

                    – May there be integrity in all elections.

                    – May God give wisdom to the elected leaders.

 

        First Presbyterian Church in Burlington

                    –  Elders & Deacons – May God help them lead.

                    –  Trustees – May God give them wisdom as they make decisions.

                    –  The staff – May God guide them as they work.

                    –  May God bring us an interim pastor.

                    –  Rev. Dick – May God guide and inspire him as he teaches and preaches.

        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.
 

CHINA

Revival and rapid church growth have characterized China’s churches since the 1990s. About 130 million Chinese are Christians, most of whom worship in illegal house churches. Only about 30 million are affiliated with the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) — which, as the only legal church, is controlled by the Communist government. Despite continuous pressure and oppression from the Communist government, house church leaders refuse to compromise the gospel by joining government-controlled churches. Because of decades of government oppression, few Chinese Christians have their own Bible or access to discipleship literature.

In the early 2000s, many unregistered churches enjoyed some freedom from government intrusion and harassment despite their illegal status. However, in recent years restrictive religious regulations and persecution have increased significantly. Hundreds of churches have been forced to close, pastors and church members have been arrested or detained and the online sale of Bibles has been prohibited. A campaign to remove crosses from churches continues in one province. The government has installed more than 170 million facial recognition cameras, many in or near churches, to identify those who attend worship services. Church leaders are under intense pressure to join the government-controlled TSPM. In general, the farther Christians are from Beijing, the more freedom they have. Authorities pressure Christian parents by refusing their children an education; even the grandchildren of Christians are often denied schooling. 

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