Prayer has always been a cornerstone of the North Hills congregational life. Every Sunday there’s the opportunity to share aloud or in your heart intercessory prayer for anyone needing the special warmth of the touch of God’s hand, or to celebrate prayers answered and praises due. We also email names lifted up to the entire North Hills family.
“All were united in their devotion to prayer…” Acts 1: 14a
During our coming sermon series “CHRIST IS ENOUGH: Paul’s Prison Letters” we encourage everyone to dedicate some time on Monday every week to pray this prayer for God’s leadership through the Holy Spirit.
“Come, Lord Jesus, make us aware of those around us. May your Holy Spirit guide us as we seek to find those people and places in need of inclusion and grace. Help us to look at the words of Paul as he wrote to the early churches. May we see that Christ is enough for us. We are called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ everywhere, all the time, that others may know salvation. Help us to share our faith stories with others. AMEN.”
North Hills also features an outside prayer labyrinth that can be used for meditation or guided prayer.
TAKE THE 9:29 PRAYER CHALLENGE
Join us as we pray at the request of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, praying every day at 9:29 am and 9:29 pm for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, the time the neck of George Floyd was under a knee.
I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn.
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind
Of such I dream, my world!
Langston Hughes, American poet, social activist, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri, AllPoetry.com.
If you would like a daily prayer for racial justice sent to you by email, subscribe at this link:
If you have a prayer request to share with the congregation, or only want to request prayer from the pastoral staff Contact North Hills