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Prayer

PRAYER is an integral part of Trinity Presbyterian Church and is offered during our worship services, Bible studies, home groups, fellowship and prayer gatherings.

 

Our foundational instruction in prayer comes from the Bible verses found in Matthew 6:9-13 where Jesus taught his disciples what is commonly called:

 

“The Lord’s Prayer”

 

Our Father, Who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name;

Thy Kingdom come,

Thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our sins,

as we forgive those who sin against us;

lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power,

and the Glory forever.

Amen

 

Other Opportunities for Prayer at Trinity:

 

In addition to offering the Lord’s Prayer during worship services, joys and concerns can be shared by filling out a card found in the bulletin and indicating whether you would like your prayer requests to be read during the congregational prayer time, shared later with Trinity’s prayer team, or entrusted only to the Pastor for private prayer.

 

Following worship services at Trinity, prayer ushers are available at the front of the Sanctuary to pray with those who desire personal prayer; and a prayer chapel is available for those who wish to pray in solitude.

 

Additionally, prayer requests can be shared at: “churchadmin@trinityalaska.org” or by calling the church office at 907-345-4823.  Please include your name, the nature of your prayer request, and whether you want it to be shared with the Trinity congregation, prayer team, or only the pastor.

 

The leadership of Trinity also invites you to pray for us by participating in the:

 

Trinity Presbyterian Church Prayer Covenant

 

We seek to support and encourage one another to live out our mission by praying together for the needs of Trinity including:

a clear vision and direction regarding God’s plan for how we should move forward with our ministries, missions, building use, finances, role in the community, and response to the graying of our congregation;

God’s grace, wisdom, and courage to make changes as we discern His vision and direction;

leaders and resources for positions that have already been identified as necessary, including Directors for Worship Arts, Choirs, Youth Group, Children’s Ministries and VBS;

leaders to succeed current elders, deacons, and committee chairs;

a smooth transition for Pastors Rick and Mary Koch;

specific answers to the prayer needs shared by congregation members and friends at our worship services, Bible studies, home groups, fellowship and prayer gatherings.

 

The basis for Trinity’s Prayer Covenant is found in:

our Mission to “grow as disciples of Jesus Christ – prayerfully filled up with the Holy Spirit and poured out in service to our Lord”;

the Presbyterian Book of Order suggestion in section W-5.4002 that “One may enter into prayer covenants or engage in the regular disciple of shared prayer.” and;

the Bible verse found in Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

 

 

OTHER SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES TO PRAYER:

 

“The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.” Psalm 145:18

 

“We do not make requests of You because we are righteous, but because of Your great mercy.” Daniel 9:18

 

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

 

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14