Prayer

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This Week We Offer Our Prayers For:

John Baker

Ed Berchert

David George

Greg McKee

Jim Apana       

Chuck Payne

Ron Svaboda

Bob Lentz

John Siebert

Todd Costello

St. Matthew is a congregation of Prayer.  Not only do we pray during our worship, but we also have an active Prayer group that meets weekly.  If you would like to ask for prayer for you or your loved ones, please click here.  As believers in Christ, we have an amazing privilege; our Heavenly Father invites us to talk to Him! In Jeremiah 29:12, He invites His children to speak and promises to listen: “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”

The Prayer Group meets each Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
Please contact Barb Woodard if you are interested in participating.

The church’s call to prayer is both public and private.  Public prayer in worship includes making intercessions for others during the prayers of the people.  The intent isn’t as much for the community to learn the needs of the named, but to offer to God with one voice names and concerns “either aloud or in our hearts.”  Prayers that are offered here on this website are a current list of those who have requested prayer. The names and needs are not exhaustive or complete. Like all prayer God hears before we name! In the same spirit as worship, the names are offered to God through us, “For God’s ears!” Pastor Bill Diehm

Here are Scripture readings that can help you in your prayers.  Click on the Link button.  Type in the particular Scripture reading.

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These petitions are offered as guides to prayer for the global, social and outreach ministries of the ELCA, as well as for the needs and circumstances of our neighbors, communities and world. Thank you for your continued prayers for the life and mission of this church.

DISCOURAGED WITH WORK        PROVERBS 3:5-6