we pray with you?
Bois D’Arc UMC is a church that believes in the power of prayer. Below you will find some of the ways we practice prayer within our community and an invitation to let us pray for and with you.
We begin worship with a prayer of gratitude and praise for the joys, thanksgivings, and answered prayers of the week. Later in the service, we share our prayer concerns and join together in silent and collective prayer before saying the Lord’s Prayer together.
During most worship services, you will be handed an orange card that asks you to fill out your name and any concerns you have. These are handed in during the offering, and then handed out to someone else during the service. Someone will pray for you and your concerns every day during the next week.
Our knitting group (the Knitwits) provide prayer shawls to anyone a church member suggests. We either dedicate the shawls in worship or bless them privately for later delivery. These beautiful shawls have provided great comfort for people struggling with illness or grief.
We keep in touch with prayer requests through emails. Our Communications Director sends out prayer requests as they come in so that the church family can continue to address new concerns during the week.