Prayer – communication with God – is our lifeline to living in ways that please Him. A vibrant prayer life and ministry undergirds and directs all we do.
Of course, no amount of corporate prayer opportunities can replace a healthy, consistent personal prayer life. WFMC seeks to support and nurture good habits of personal prayer. At the same time, we offer many corporate prayer opportunities in which all may participate. You need no reservation to participate in these groups. Just show up at the day and time listed.
Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting We gather each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. for singing, joyful thanksgiving, sharing, and prayer. Anyone is welcome to come and share a burden for us to bear together or a blessing for us to celebrate together. This is the place where you truly get to know the heartbeat of the church. Each Wednesday, anointing with oil and special prayer for healing is available to all who seek healing and special strength.
The Prayer Chain Some situations and trials require immediate prayer and we don’t want to wait until we see each other on Sunday or Wednesday to share our needs. When you urgently need prayer support, contact the church office (858-3521 or firstname.lastname@example.org) during regular office hours (8:30 – 4:00 daily). If you have an urgent request for the prayer chains beyond office hours, contact your care pastor. The e-mail prayer chain will then be activated. You can join the email prayer chain anytime by simply emailing the church office (email@example.com).
Praying for One Another The Lord urges us to “keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” The goal of our church is to pray for each person in the church directory on a regular basis. We need many individuals to volunteer to pray regularly for our church family. Each person will receive a list of five or more families, for which they will pray regularly. Sign up for this ministry is each October.
Grandparents Who Pray Grandparents give grandchildren many wonderful gifts, but none is more precious than consistent prayer. All grandparents are invited to come to Margaret Dargan’s home and join in prayer for grandchildren each third Thursday, October through March at 6:00 p.m. Margaret lives at 191 Academy Drive in Wilmore. Call for directions at 859.858.3183. All grandparents are welcome. This group will begin meeting again on September 19, 2019.
Praying for Outreach Events The Lord offers eternal life to all, but so many, even in our own community, have never heard this good news. This ministry gives prayer support to the evangelism teams as they share the gospel message of Jesus. Contact Pastor Craig to sign up. When you do, you will receive an e-mail reminding you to pray on the day of each outreach event.
Places of Quiet Rest – The Prayer Garden and The Sanctuary We are thankful for all those in our church who create a beautiful atmosphere. Jesus calls us to, “Come apart and rest awhile.” Enjoy His presence in these worshipful places. The prayer garden is always open, and the sanctuary is often open and available on most weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for seasons of quiet prayer.
Prayer Special Events Certain seasons call us to increase our prayers. We offer prayer suggestions and guides for the seasons of Advent and Lent. Also, please consider joining us as we hold prayer vigils for revival meetings, missions conferences, and other special events at our church. The annual Prayer Walk, where we pray for the ministries while walking through the church facilities, is a moving and important event each fall. We join in the National Day of Prayer, See You At The Pole, and in praying for the persecuted church, as well as local community prayer events. Additional information is given throughout the year in the worship folder and during Wednesday evening prayer meetings.
Men’s Prayer Meeting At 6:30 a.m. each Tuesday morning, men meet in room A200, Sanctuary building, for an hour of sharing, testimony, and prayer. The third Saturday of each month, the Men’s Ministry sponsors a Men’s Prayer Breakfast at 8:00 a.m., or participates in a ministry opportunity. All men are welcome.
Women Praying Together During Sunday services, many people share prayer requests on the white Communication Cards. On Tuesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. a group of ladies adds their prayers to those of the church staff. Confidentiality is always respected, and privacy is protected by the church staff in making requests known. These ladies welcome anyone and are willing to alter the meeting time to accommodate new members.
Prayer For Schools This group meets during the school year to pray for the children, administration, faculty and staff of the public schools in our area. Meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Annette Diddle’s home, 201 Asbury Dr. For more information, call Annette at 859.858.0678.
Youth Prayer Breakfast The youth of the church, grades 6-12, meet each Tuesday morning at 7:15 a.m., in the great hall of Building C for a time of devotion and prayer, then gather for breakfast. The students are taken to school/home afterward.
Special Senior Prayer Ministry Many of our seniors have agreed to pray for the requests that come in from the Wednesday Evening Prayer Service. These requests are sent by e-mail or through the postal service on Fridays from the church office for the preceding week. Praying for these requests is vital to our church. As God hears and answers these prayers, the lives of the “pray-ers” are blessed as well as those for whom they have prayed. If you would like to be a part of this vital “Seniors” prayer ministry, please contact the church office.
Prayer for the Lost WFMC meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Margaret Dargan’s home (191 Academy Drive) specifically to pray for our friends and neighbors who have yet to meet Jesus, and for those people groups around the world who remain unreached by the gospel. This group will begin meeting again on October 7, 2019.
Prayer for the Nation A group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., in the home of Martha Sparks, 178 Wesley Dr., to intercede for revival in America. Nations who do not follow God’s righteousness eventually fall. You are welcome to come pray for our country.
Want to be more involved in the prayer ministry at WFMC? Download and complete the Prayer Ministry Survey form, and either e-mail it to, or drop it off at, the church office.