Prayer Ministry at First United Methodist Church
Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place for admitting our need, for adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian. Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James: 4:8
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7
We believe in the power of prayer and trust that God works through our thoughts and concern for others to make a difference in individual lives and in the world around us. Our Prayer Ministry offers a number of opportunities for sharing your concerns and for participating yourself.
Prayer at Particular Times of Need:
Pastors are available to pray with you and your family, during hospitalization, before surgery, or during a time of crisis. Please contact the Congregational Care office at 970-482-2436, ext. 22 with the date, time, and hospital where you will be having your surgery, if you should be hospitalized, or regarding other concerns or crises in your life. You may also submit this information on the prayer request form below. Due to HIPPA regulations, hospitals will not call and inform the church of your hospitalization. Our pastors check the religious affiliation notebook that Poudre Valley Hospital provides several times each week, but we appreciate your calls to let us know should you be in the hospital.
Make a Prayer Request:
Submit a prayer request using our online request form below or by leaving a message in the church office, 970-482-2436, ext. 22. Prayer request cards are also available on the back of each pew in the sanctuary and in the chapel. Prayer requests are received by our Congregational Care pastor and shared with our intercessory prayer group. Anything confidential for our pastors that should not be shared with our active group of prayers should be noted in the request.
Our prayer team receives prayer requests from our Congregational Care pastor and prays together once each week and throughout the week individually.
Places to Pray at FUMC:
- The Chapel, located on the east side of our church, is open daily for quiet prayer from 8 am until 8 pm.
- The Columbarium, located on the northeast side of the church, is a beautiful, serene outdoor area for quiet prayer and remembering loved ones.
- The garden and patio area on the east side of the church offer several quiet places to sit and meditate and pray.
Pray for Others - Become a part of an Intercessory Prayer Group: Women’s Intercessory Prayer Group is the current group at FUMC:
Why: To pray for people in the church, community and world
Who: All women are welcome
When: Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Church Parlor
Contact: Margaret Hotze, 223-8539
Contemplative Prayer Group:
An interfaith contemplative prayer group meets in the chapel each Wednesday at noon and prays together in silence until 12:30. At 12:30 the group continues in discussion until 1:00 in the Gathering Place near the chapel.
Prayer Shawl Ministry:
are held in the church parlor on the third Saturday morning of each month, from 9:30 to 11:30. New knitters are welcome including those who want to learn to knit.
Explore knitting as a prayer experience! The prayer shawls these knitters complete are used by our church pastors and Care Team volunteers to bless congregants who are hospitalized or experiencing a crisis. Goals of Prayer Shawl Ministry:
- To learn to be quiet, and to enjoy the experience
- To use the physical act of knitting as a tool to prepare us to hear God’s voice in the silence
- To prayerfully create something beautiful to comfort and encourage others
- To enjoy the fellowship of others who are on the same journey of exploration!
For more information or if you are interested in beginning a new prayer group or in receiving our weekly prayer list, please contact Rev. Linn Zink in the Congregational Care Office. She will be glad to assist you - call the church office, 970-482-2435,ext. 22 or email her at
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