Intercessory Prayer Ministry

Jesus taught us to pray “the Lord’s Prayer” in Matthew 6:10 “Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

“The name of the Lord is a hightower and the righteous run in and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

Jesus also taught in Matthew 6:6 that when we pray we are to pray to our Father in secret after which He shall reward us openly.

Mission Statement
See the will and purposes of the Kingdom of God performed in the earth (in the lives of God’s people)  through the vehicle of prayer.
 

Purpose:

 This is a confidential ministry; we place a high priority on esteeming and recognizing the sensitivity and privacy of your prayer request as deemed so and will honor your right to confidentiality.  We want people to feel emotionally safe when sensitive matters are brought before the ministry for prayer.

 

Intercessory prayer is communicating to God on the behalf of others; it is prayer that places the needs of others above your own.  It is a sacrifice of prayer.  We live in a world of fallen, broken, hurting people who find themselves in conditions and circumstances that seem to offer no hope.

 

Who We Serve:

The reaches of prayer are both broad and specific.  Our ministry is global and local and our prayers are skillful and targeted.  The Holy Spirit identified four areas of ministry (the 4 Cs) for intercessors to target in skillful prayer: 

The Church: Mat.16:18-19.  This includes the local church (leadership and membership) and the spiritual church (the manifestation and godly operation of spiritual authority, reverential worship, ministry gifts/5 fold ministry, fruit of the spirit). The intercessors are committed to covering the entire St. Matthew’s family in fervent and effectual prayer.

The City:  Ezekiel 22:29-30.  Safe communities, political and social justice begin with prayer.

The Country (U.S.A.):  Psalm 33:12-13; 18-21.  That the United States of America would turn her heart back to God and return to being “One Nation Under God” in our moral, social, political, economic and cultural beliefs and positions.

The Continents:  Mat.28: 18-20; Ps. 24:1-2, Joel 28, 30.  God’s kingdom is universal and His heart for the earth is global; His desire is for the nations. 

 

PresidentMin. Valerie L. Hardy

 

 

 

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