Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church - Corner of 6th and Main Streets - Royersford, PA

Grace Evangelical

Lutheran Church

Growing Together Through God's Grace

 About Prayer

These are excerpts from an online weekly Faith Gateway Prayer
Newsletter:

When Should We Pray?

All the time: Pray continually. —1 Thessalonians 5:17 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. — Luke 18:1 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kind of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. — Ephesians 6:18

In the morning: In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. — Psalm 5:3 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. — Mark 1:35

In the afternoon: One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. — Acts 3:1 Cornelius answered: “Four days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me.” — Acts 10:30

Three times a day: Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. —Daniel 6:10 But I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. — Psalm 55:16–17

In the evening: And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. — Luke 1:10 After [Jesus] had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone. — Matthew 14:23

Before meals: If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for? So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. — 1 Corinthians 10:30–31 [Jesus] told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people, and they did so. — Mark 8:6


PRAYER VIGIL this month is Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 10AM-4PM in the sanctuary. Please come in the front door!

Sue Perry, Prayer Co-ordinator


 This Months Prayer Focus

1. Cancer survivors / National Cancer Survivor Day
2. Spring treats / National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
3. An enjoyable spring day
4. Safe driving / Drive Safe Month
5. Sweet things/National Doughnut Day
6. Headache sufferers / Headache Awareness Week
7. WWII / D-Day Anniversary 1944
8. Enjoyment of healthy food / Fruit and Vegetable Month
9. Farm animals/Donald Duck Day
10. Enjoyment of each other /Hug Week
11. Vegetables/ National Corn on the Cob Day
12. Fresh air / ‘Open Window Day’
13. Caring for our bodies /Men’s Health Week
14. Our flag and what it means / Flag Day
15. Enjoying life/ Smile Day
16. People who work in death industry/Morticians’ Day
17. Independence / Bunker Hill Day
18. Our fathers at Grace /Father’s Day
19. God’s creation of beautiful flowers / Rose Month
20. Relaxing in the sunshine/ Tomorrow is Summer
21. Peace/ International Yoga day
22. Loyalty to nation & God / Pledge of Allegiance recognized in 1942
23. Scleroderma sufferers /Scleroderma Awareness Month
24. Summer campers / National Camping Week
25. Korean war veterans / War began in 1050
26. Bicyclists / bicycle patented in 1819
27. Sufferers of HIV / National HIV testing day
28. Peace / WWI Versailles Treaty signed in 1919
29. Amateur photographers/Camera Day
30. The disabled / Helen Keller Deaf/Blind Awareness Week


Prayer Vigils:
First Saturday of every month from 10AM-4PM in Grace’s sanctuary.
The front door will be open.