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 current sermon series “So Long, Normal” 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 for the shaking of our normal that you give us and may we let go and allow you to shape our lives.  May we say hello to change and seek the unknown.  We are called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that others may know Jesus as their rock and fortress.  Help us share our faith stories of change 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.

“Gracious God,
     we confess that the circle of love is repeatedly broken
     because of our sin of exclusion.
We create separate circles: the inner circle and the outer circle,
     the circle of power and the circle of despair,
     the circle of privilege and the circle of deprivation.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive all who have sinned against us.
We confess that the circle is broken whenever there is alienation,
     whenever there is misunderstanding,
     whenever there is insensitivity or a hardening of the heart.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive all who have sinned against us.
We confess that the circle of love is broken whenever we cannot see
     eye to eye, whenever we cannot link hand to hand,
     whenever we cannot live heart to heart and affirm our differences.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive all who have sinned against us,
     in the name of Christ, whose love unites us.”

Amen.

Prayer of Confession is adapted from a prayer by Miriam Therese Winter in The United Methodist Book of Worship, by West End UMC, Nashville, TN, September 26, 2021.

If you would like a daily prayer for racial justice sent to you by email, subscribe at this link:

https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/praying-for-change-daily-prayers-for-anti-racism


If you have a prayer request to share with the congregation, or only want to request prayer from the pastoral staff Contact North Hills