Over two years ago, God placed on our hearts the need to cover our Church in prayer. He wanted more than a general prayer; He wanted us to name each ministry, piece-by-piece, and pray for its purpose and its leaders. We reached out to every ministry area in the Church to see how we could pray specifically for their callings and their work. As we poured out our hearts to God, He encouraged us to bring these prayers to YOU. And so, faith family, we invite you to join us in a journey through Scripture and prayer as we uplift the members and ministries of First United Methodist Church, Shreveport.
Throughout the book, you will find prayers to pray, narratives to ponder, scriptures to memorize, and photos to personify the Church. Each page will introduce you to a ministry area of our church – e.g. a Sunday school class, a specific ministry or leadership team, a missionary, or an organization that we have been fortunate enough to personally work with and support. Because we are an ever-evolving, constantly-growing church, we have also added many all-inclusive prayers to cover those ministries that may have been inadvertently omitted.
It is our hope that God will reveal to you the amazing miracles He is performing each and every day throughout our church, community, and the world. We pray He will ignite your heart to learn more about how you can be involved.
We look forward to hearing how God is speaking directly to you. Will you pray with us?
Peace and Joy, The First United Methodist Church Prayer Ministry Team