PRAYER

We are a praying people. Through prayer, we grow in our personal relationship with God. Through intercession, we partner with God to establish His heart, His will, and His purposes in our families, our church, our community, our nation, and the world.

Your concerns and needs for prayer are very important to us. We encourage you to reach out to us—visit, call or e-mail us—so that we can partner with you in your faith journey.


WE PRAY:

PRAYER REQUESTS
Prayer requests can be made in several ways. One way is through Connect Cards on campus. Write down your prayer request and place the Connect Card in the prayer box at the rear of the Sanctuary’s center aisle or in the prayer box outside of the Kirk Center. In addition to the Connect Cards, you can request prayer by e-mailing or calling our church office and speaking to a pastor or prayer ministrant. As prayer requests come to pastors via Connect Cards and other means, they are lifted up during their weekly meeting and during their personal prayer times.

“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.”
— Matthew 18:19–20

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ON CAMPUS

Trained members of the Prayer Team are available following each weekend service in the Kirk Center or in the prayer room outside the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings.

PRAYER E-CHAIN
A group of approximately 90 people will offer intercessory prayers on behalf of your prayer request. Each member will remain faithful in praying for you over a two-week period. Your prayer request is always kept confidential. E-mail us your prayer request today.

PRAYER CONCERNS LIST
A weekly publicized list of names is made available to the entire congregation to use during their prayer time. The list includes those who recently have been hospitalized as well as recently bereaved families.  The list can be found in the information racks outside of the main church office and Kirk Center Rotunda, North Link, and the Prayer Room. To make a request for the Prayer Concerns List, e-mail Kathie Welker.

If you have a personal prayer request you can send directly to our Senior Pastor Marnie Crumpler at: pleasepray@fpc-bethlehem.org.


YOU PRAY:

Get connected, experience the presence of God in your life and be transformed. You may want to volunteer or participate in various events, activities and workshops that the Prayer Ministry offers. Below are some opportunities that are offered through FPCB. If you have something to offer as it relates to the Prayer Ministry, e-mail Prayer Deacon Shawn Remely.

PRAYER ROOM
Our Prayer Room is available for you whenever the church is open. It is located in the Narthex area in the back of the Sanctuary. Experience a quiet and sacred time alone or with pastoral staff or trained prayer ministrants. Additionally, prayer forms such as Lectio Divina, Breath, Centering, are featured regularly in the Prayer Room. Stop in and spend time with God.

PRAYER WITH THE PASTORS
Join our pastors every Wednesday from 12–12:30 p.m. in the Chapel for prayer.

SPACE & TIME FOR GOD
This is an uninterrupted opportunity for you to converse with the Almighty God! Every Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. gather with friends-in-Christ to draw near to God in the quiet haven of our FPCB Chapel. Come when you can, leave when you must!

PRAYER IS...
Come and experience this annual five-day, hands-on opportunity to sample ways to engage, explore, and connect with God through various forms of prayer. Come for 10 minutes; come for three hours…or anything in between! Come when you can, as often as you want, and leave when you need. Come. Pray. Learn. Come from the rush into the stillness, come from the noise of life and listen to God’s Word, come from the stress of performance into conversation with God who holds His children in love. This annual spring event is free and open to men, women, and children of all ages. Participants may visit various prayer stations that provide opportunities to connect with God. All prayer stations are based on Scripture. Some offer musical prayer, art work, walking, beading, and touching. There will be a station for parents and their young children to explore creative ways to pray and other stations that stimulate the senses and actively engage the body. Come!

This annual five-day, hands-on prayer opportunity is on Sabbatical – a season of rest – for the 2016-17 program year.  Stay tuned for future opportunities to engage, explore, and connect with God through various forms of prayer. If you would like the experience of a labyrinth or of spiritual direction with a certified director, please contact Pastor Beth.


PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY AND PRAYER & SQUARE QUILT MINISTRY
Do you know how to or do you want to learn how to sew, knit or crochet? Does the hum of sewing machines, the click of knitting or crochet needles, and the sound of happy voices sharing the love of God with each other interest you? Join in the fellowship while working on special prayer gifts that offer hope and comfort for anyone in need. Knitters and crocheters meet the second and fourth Friday of the month in Room 408, from 10 a.m. to noon. Quilters meet the second Friday of the month in Room 408 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If interested in quilting, e-mail Ellen Inghrim.

DEEPENING OUR PRAYERS
This ministry provides prayer opportunities throughout the year that are designed to continue the development of your spiritual prayer life. If you want to know more about this ministry, e-mail Bobbi Edwards or call her at 484-281-3392.


E-PRAYER CHAIN
Do you have a strong desire to present intercessory prayers on behalf of our church family? Training is provided. If you are interested in becoming a member of this ministry, e-mail Rebecca Escott.

PRAYER ROOM
Consider being a prayer ministrant by providing prayers before, during or after worship services for our pastors, leaders, children, parents, marriages or for anyone seeking prayer. Training is provided. If interested, e-mail Doris Farley.

YOUR STORY
You may have a story about how God has transformed you, how He met you, how He changed your thinking because of prayer. It may be that you were on the giving end or the receiving end of answered prayer. E-mail your story to Prayer Deacon Shawn Remely.