The Weekly Prayer Focus

A year ago the Prayer Questers initiated the weekly prayer focus. As we talked about the coming new year, we decided the prayer focus was an important ministry for our church. Group prayer among Christians has been important since the early church. Praying together invites the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be at work within us. Prayer moves people and congregations towards a closer relationship with God. The Prayer Questers invite the congregation to join us in prayer this new year. Imagine the power of our prayers if we all lift up the weekly focus together.

January 6-12

The New Year/New Beginnings

2 Corinthians 5: 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

January 13-19

The Iowa Legislative Session, the returning and newly elected state officials

1 Timothy 2:2 Lead with honor, respect, wisdom, compassion and godliness.

January 20-26 

Hope United Methodist Church Staff (Pastor Nan, Greg, Melanie, Joyce, Isreal, Megan, Kelly, Jennie and Linda.

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

January 27-February 2

Hope UMC families and our Ministries 

Colossians 4: 3 Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Your speech should always be gracious and sprinkled with insight so that you may know how to respond to every person.