The Prayer Ministries of HPCUMC have been in existence from the beginning of our founding members’ plans to build this church. They prayed about every aspect of our building, windows, architecture, and ministries.
When I was approached to be a part of a prayer ministry team, my first thought was the same as a statement I read about prayer in church. “I don’t feel adequate to pray”. HPCUMC along with nine other churches participated in The Breakthrough Prayer Lab initiated by The West Ohio Conference to brainstorm and share about being praying congregations, and I became part of that team.
As a result, the Prayer Ministry team at HPCUMC has facilitated the forty day prayer challenge during Lent, two prayer classes, re-instituted the prayer wall across from the Welcome Center, and a prayer worship opportunity every Tuesday evening. Our goal is to be a House of Prayer, moving toward a prayer-saturated congregation.
Every Tuesday our church has a prayer service:
The first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm is Prayer Walking to unite in intentional conversation with God for our church, community, neighborhood and ministries. Prayer Walking isn’t just good for your heart, it’s good for your soul.
The second Tuesday at 7:30 pm we continue the tradition of Taizé worship.
The third Tuesday is prayer through worship in song and scripture at 6:30 pm.
The fourth Tuesday is contemporary worship and praise presented by the Healing Team at 6:30 pm.
The fifth Tuesday is contemplative worship and prayer at 6:30 pm.
While I still feel inadequate about my prayer life, I continue to pray, worship, and “practice”. Please join us on Tuesdays to “practice” praying and becoming a House of Prayer. For more information contact Rev. Dr. Sue Lee Jin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 513/979-8186, Diane Weaver or Sharon Michaelson.