Madison FUMC Intercessory Prayer Ministry

 

Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Just the Right Prayer at Just the Right Time

 

Watch this inspirational video about
the Intercessory Prayer Ministry!
Please consider becoming a Prayer Warrior!!

 

Intercessory Prayer Ministry Video from Madison First UMC on Vimeo.

 

 

Mission Statement
To bring to God, through Jesus Christ, the concerns of our congregation,

our city, our community and the world by the prayers of individuals and groups. The First United Methodist Church of Madison is a praying church.  A ministry which began with 37 volunteers in 1998 has grown considerably over the past 16 years. Interestingly, in this day of “profiling”, we cannot profile these prayer warriors.  They are both men and women.  Most pray alone. Some pray as couples.  Some entire families pray together.  The volunteers range in age from preschool to ninety-two. Some are retired.  Many are employed. During a typical week, these volunteers write approximately 100 cards and letters to persons who need comfort, consolation and support.   Not everyone writes notes.  Everyone does go to one of the two prayer rooms to pray for one hour every week during two sixteen-week sessions – spring and fall.  Several prayer warriors pray weekly 

The ministry has realized some awesome answers to prayer – some miraculous healings of body and spirit.  God doesn’t always answer prayers in visible, altogether understandable ways.  Intercessory prayer is, however, a powerful resource.  In spite of prayers that appear to be unanswered, intercessory prayer does work!  It is the greatest gift we can give to another person.  As one volunteer said, “We’re standing in the gap for others when they either cannot pray or desperately need our prayers.” year round. The list of prayer concerns is updated each week. 

Intercessory prayer is a “two-way street”.  It sustains the volunteer as well as the recipient. “Pray for one another so that you may be healed... Effective prayer... can accomplish much.” James 5:16

 To believe that our praying makes a difference, and to pray even when it seems that we cannot act is to link ourselves with Christ in His ongoing intercession, since “He always lives to make intercession for us.” Hebrews 7:25.

The Intercessory Prayer Ministry is open to anyone who can commit an hour a week to praying for others.  We welcome anyone who would like to become a volunteer. For more information, contact Nancy or Jack Miles – 706 342-4858 or milesoldpost@gmail.com.

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NOTES FROM PRAYER RECIPIENTS:

 

...Your words have encouraged me more than you can realize and have brought calm to my storm.  Thank you so very much for holding my broken heart up to the Lord and filling the broken spaces with reminders of how much God loves us.

 

...Until you have been on the receiving end, you cannot imagine the lift and encouragement this ministry brings.

 

...I keep all of the notes I have received on a table beside my easy chair.  I read them most days since they remind me that God is great and that there are good people who wish me well.  I am not living with cancer; I am living with Jesus Christ....

 

...Our son is overcome by the love, prayers, cards, notes, and support that have come from your prayer group -- from people who don't even know him but who care so much for him ....

 

 

 

 

Become a Prayer Warrior for the Intecessory Prayer Ministry!

Here's how to join:

1.  View the PRAYER CHART and pick a day/time/prayer room you would like and type your name in the slot!

2.  If you have a problem please call the church office @ 706-342-3325 or email office@madisonfumc.com with your selected day/time AND Prayer Room you would like to use. There are two prayer rooms: New Covenant Prayer Room and Easter Prayer Room.

Here's what you do:

1.  Sign in using the IPM Notebook.

2.  During your chosen time, spend time in prayer, write notes to those in need of comfort, encouragement, and support.

 

August 18, 2014 marks the 16th year that the FUMC Intercessory Prayer Ministry (IPM) has stood in the gap for folks in need of prayer. Please give prayerful consideration to joining IPM giving One hour each week.