Prayer Ministry

“Pray continually.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Prayer Opportunities

A Time of Prayer

Every Sunday morning from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. prayer is happening in the Prayer Room (just off the sanctuary, with entrance at the end of the coat rack nearest the windows).

prayer roomWe pray for each other and for the needs in our own lives, and for the congregation, community, state, nation, and world. We pray aloud. We pray in silence. We listen: to each other and to the Holy Spirit. The Prayer Room is a comforting and supportive place where prayer ministers are present to pray with and for you. It is a blessed time of quietly sitting in the presence of God with others. Contact JoAnne Eaton (507-649-0705) for more information.

Prayer following Sunday Services

Linger in the sanctuary immediately after each Sunday morning worship service where trained prayer ministers will come alongside of you to pray.

“Trust in the Lord at all times, O people… pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:2,8

Prayer Chain Connection

Emmaus prayers stand ready to pray for physical illness, emotional hurts, spiritual needs, and any challenges and joys in your life.

We email prayer requests from our congregation and community to those who have requested to be part of this prayer ministry. Names of individuals requesting prayer are also listed on the media screen and in the Sunday bulletin for continued prayer coverage. If you desire prayer through the prayer chain, please make your brief request to prayer@emmauschurch.org or call the church office (507-645-9480).

Confidential Prayer Requests

The Emmaus prayer ministry team is honored to pray for any confidential prayer requests at a moment’s notice or as requested. Confidential prayer requests can be made by calling the Director of Pastoral Care, Susan Quinnell (507-645-9480) who can pray with you and share these requests with prayer ministers. You may also find a confidential prayer request form in the Prayer Room and on the Green connection cards in the sanctuary. Drop these requests in the offering plate or office and they will be delivered to prayer ministers.

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35

Listening Prayer and Spiritual Direction

Those desiring to deepen their relationship with God and to learn and grow in their own spiritual life, might be interested in explorinIMG_4752g listening prayer and spiritual direction. The person seeking direction shares stories of his encounters of the divine or how she is experiencing spiritual issues, with a spiritual director, who is not about ‘directing’ but rather about listening, asking questions to assist in reflection, and looking together for direction from the Spirit. For more information, talk with Director of Pastoral Care Susan (507-645-9480).

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.” Psalm 62:1

Prayer on Special Days or Occasions

Healing Prayer

We gather periodically to pray for those who need healing during an informal time of prayer and community on a Sunday afternoon.

“Pray for one another that you may be healed.” James 5:16

Lenten Prayer

IMG_4760Besides a special common focus during Lent on our privilege to live and love like Christ, a 24-hour prayer vigil has become a tradition at Emmaus from Good Friday (with Taize service) into the Saturday of Easter weekend.

Pastoral Visitation

Our pastoral staff would be honored to visit and pray with you over any need.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer shawls are lovingly and prayerfully knit to share with a person in need of comfort, care, and prayer. Find them available to use in the Prayer Room or to be taken as a gift to a loved one in need of reassurance and prayerful encouragement.