Prayer Ministry

Prayer Requests

If you have a prayer request, please send it to It will be forwarded to the Intercessory Prayer Group and Electronic Prayer Chain so people of faith can lift up your prayer concerns.


The Intercessory Prayer Group are people who meet weekly to praise God and pray on behalf of others (intercessory prayer). The prayer group at HPCUMC meets every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 am in the Library to pray over these requests and needs. The group is open to anyone feeling led to join the group to pray. There is no membership. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Jude DeWitt at .


Prayer requests are forwarded via email to members of the church who are committed to praying for others but are unable to come to a weekly meeting. If you would like to be a part of this prayer chain, contact Pat Jenkins at .


Every Sunday, from 7:00-7:30 am, individuals walk the Sanctuary and other areas of the church building, praying the faith of the ministers, staff, and all members of the church will deepen and be moved to a closer relationship with God. At 7:30 am, the individuals meet in the church office for group prayer prior to the first service. Everyone is welcome to come and be a part of this group. For more information, contact Jo Seilacher at


A prayer shawl is a symbol of God’s unconditional embracing love and a physical demonstration of community presence and support. As a prayer shawl is being made, the maker prays for the recipient. Once completed, the Prayer Shawl Ministry Team blesses the shawl. Thus each prayer shawl is bathed in prayer and blessing. Prayer shawls are given for life challenges, life celebrations, and service to God’s Kingdom. The Prayer Shawl Ministry Team meets the second and fourth Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, in room 205. For more information, contact Chris McHenry at


A prayer labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool that has been walked by millions of people of all cultures and traditions. A labyrinth is not a maze which is designed to confuse you, but a sacred path designed for you to find your way. This path becomes a metaphor for your individual journey through life. People walk a labyrinth for a variety of reasons including to pray, reflect, meditate, problem-solve; to grieve a loss; to ask for forgiveness; to seek wisdom. There is no right way or wrong way to walk the labyrinth. It is important to walk with an open mind and heart, to have no expectations of what you might experience, and to experience the experience! Our permanent prayer labyrinth is located outside the chapel at the corner of Observatory and Meier. If you would like more information, contact Chris McHenry at