By: Pastor Lee Eclov
I love Deuteronomy 4:7, “What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?” At VCL we have a variety of ways in which we pray together:
All-church urgent prayer email blast.
When an urgent concern arises concerning someone at VCL, or for some ministry of the church, we email or call everyone in the congregation. If you do not have email, or don’t rely on it, let us know and we’ll be sure someone calls you.
VCL Uplift Prayer.
If someone in our congregation has an urgent concern for, say, a family member or close friend, or if there is a particular personal ministry opportunity we use this prayer list of volunteers. Over 50 people receive this email blast or a phone call. If you’d like to be included, email me.
Monthly Concert of Prayer.
Normally this is on the third Sunday evening of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. We usually focus on the needs of our church and missions.
Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:15 AM, a group gathers to pray for all the various aspects of the morning ministry – all the elements of the worship service, the children’s ministry and our welcome for visitors.
Two teams of people wait at the front of the sanctuary after ever worship service to pray for anyone who comes with a personal concern. If you’d like to be part of one of these teams, let me know.
All our Growth Groups pray each time they meet, especially for the concerns of the people in the group.
This group volunteers to pray three or four times a week specifically for the preaching ministry. I send an update of specific prayer concerns from time to time. We invite people to re-up for this each year in the spring, but if you’d like to join now, email me.