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- "Ask and
it will be given to you;
- seek and
you will find;
- knock and
the door will be opened to you."
THE POWER OF PRAYER
The power of prayer should
not be underestimated. James 5:16-18 declares, "…The prayer of a
righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like
us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain
on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the
heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops." God most
definitely listens to prayers, answers prayers, and moves in
response to prayers.
Jesus taught, "…I tell you
the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say
to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.
Nothing will be impossible for you" (Matthew 17:20).
THE PURPOSE OF
Are you facing a particular need or
problem in your life? Do you know someone who is? Sometimes
we don't know where to begin or even how to ask God for
Your St. Matthew Church family is
here to help.
The purpose of Prayer Requests is
to offer encouragement and to uplift those we are praying
for. Never underestimate the power of prayer!
Likewise the Spirit helps us in
our weakness. For we do not know what
to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for
groanings too deep for words.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not want Prayer
Requests to be misconstrued as gossip. We will only be
passing along the exact information, as little as it may be,
to others for the purpose of prayer only.
PRAYER REQUESTS FOR
Do you know of someone who is having
problems? Someone who is in need of prayers?
"Therefore confess your sins to each
other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."
And the Lord restored the fortunes
of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord
gave Job twice as much as he had before. -Job 42:10
prayer requests for yourself
QUESTION: Would it be
“selfish” to ask for prayers yourself?
ANSWER: Absolutely not!
And he told them a
parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose
heart. -Luke 18:1
Names can be anonymous if you
would like prayers for yourself or someone else.
If there is something that you would
like to keep private, please make sure Pastor Enderle know this! You may tell us the “whole story”,
but may not necessarily want it to be shared. It would be
important for us to know that.
Please be assured that your information
is kept confidential.
WITHOUT PRAYER MAKES ONE WEAK
FOR PRAYER REQUESTS
If you or someone you know is in need
of prayers, please feel free to contact Pastor Enderle.
Pastor Phillip Enderle
Office phone: 608 378-3233
Home phone: 608 378-3234
Nothing is too big or
small for God!
want to encourage everyone
to pray AND to ask for prayers.
If you or someone you
know is in need of prayers, please let us know.
Pastor Phillip Enderle
One of my favorite verses when my
daughter was sick was Romans 12:12
“Be joyful in hope, patient
in affliction and faithful in prayer.” - Amanda
For the Christian, all misery is
For the non-Christian, all pleasure is temporary.
THE FIVE FINGER PRAYER
1. Your thumb is nearest to you. So
begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest
to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C.S. Lewis once said, a
2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach,
instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need
support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in
3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray
for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators.
These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God’s
4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that
this is our weakest finger; as any piano teacher will testify. It should
remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need
your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.
5. And lastly comes our little finger; the smallest finger of all. Which is
where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible
says, “the least shall be the greatest among you.” Your pinky should remind
you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four
groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be
able to pray for yourself more effectively.
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