"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. "
- Philippians 4:6 NIV
St Peter is a community of faith rooted in prayer. Care ministers and our pastoral staff are available to pray with individuals and families upon request. We also have a Women of the ELCA prayer chain, and regularly lift up prayer concerns during weekend worship.
How to Pray:
The Bible tells us that God knows our every thought and every word on our tongue (Psalm 139:1‐4). And when we don’t know what to pray for, the Holy Spirit “makes
intercession for us with sighs too deep for words to express.” (Romans 8:26).
Jesus assures us that we can have communication with God even without a word being spoken, because God knows the intentions and desires of your heart. What a comfort when you don’t feel you know how to pray! You don’t have to worry if you can’t find the words to express your thoughts or feelings. You only need to say the name of the person you are praying for or the situation and the Holy Spirit takes it from there.
You don’t have to feel guilty if your thoughts wander or you struggle to keep focused on the Lord. God knows what is on your heart. You don’t have to worry about a proper posture in prayer, you can sit or stand or lay down. Pray as you are comfortable, keep your eyes open or closed, there is no “correct” way to pray. What God cares about is you and what is on your heart for the person or situation that you share with God.
What a wonderful God! God hears you. So keep on praying!
“There is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.”
- Psalm 139:4
How to Submit a Prayer Request
Care ministers, prayer team members, and our pastoral staff are available to pray on the phone or in person with individuals and families upon request. To request prayer support or to add someone’s name to the prayer list at St. Peter, please call the church office at 608-326-6411, use the form below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out a Connection Card found in the Sanctuary.
We kindly ask that you please get permission from the individual or their family to add them. All names added to the prayer list will remain on the list for up to 6 weeks unless someone calls to have the person remain longer.