Prayer

 
 
 
 
 
 

FALL PRAYER RETREAT

Join us at the Holy Cross Monastery!

Save the Date
Tuesday, October 19 – Friday, October 22, 2021
 
We’ll be going to the Holy Cross Monastery once again. The Guesthouse has been booked!
More information and a brochure to come soon.
 

The Prayer Committee is now going to be spending some time at the church for our prayer-commitment time during the week. Jim Cole will be in the Chapel on Monday from 9-10:00 am. Anyone needing, or wanting, to pray for others is welcome to join Jim. Love and Grace in Fellowship!.

 
 

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRAYER TEAM

Our Church Family wants you to know that YOU are REMEMBERED at this time, particularly at this time because you are alone. At least it FEELS like you are alone.
 
During this turbulent time of Coronavirus, the FPC Prayer Team is grateful you are seeking God with your concerns, questions, and pleas. We believe that our Lord is reaching out to you for comfort, assurance, and answers, and we want to come alongside you. We’re available to help.
 
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
 
With Love and Blessings,
The Prayer Team
First Presbyterian Church Moorestown
 

Concerned about our Nation?

Here are four resources to help you pray for America.

  • How to Pray for America
   
  • 30 Ways to pray for People in Authority
 
  • Families, Pray for our Nation
This 8 day printable guide for family gatherings gives easy to follow help to read Scripture and pray as a family.
 
 
  • 7×7 Prayer Guide
The 7×7 campaign was created to help encourage YOU to pray for our seven centers of influence, seven days a week. Simply try to set aside time in your car, during your coffee break, before bedtime, or whenever may work for you…to PRAY. You may also consider gathering with a small group of friends, coworkers, or church members to cover these prayer points. Together, we will see positive change.”
        • Pray for Families
        • Pray for Military
        • Pray for Government
        • Pray for Churches
        • Pray for Education
        • Pray for the Media
        • Pray for Business
 
 
 

FPC Moorestown’s Prayer Initiatives

Life is busy! When do you find time to pray? How do you settle in to make the most of the time you are able to find to allow your heart to communicate with God?

We know that prayer can take a variety of forms:
  • it can be part of a set service
  • it can be private praying
  • you can pray in a small group
  • you can pray at a church meeting
Prayer may take the form of a hymn, formal prayer, or a spontaneous utterance from the praying person. We have so many ways to speak with and listen to our Lord.

All in all there is no doubt; prayer is a key component of our relationship with God.

The Prayer Team at First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown recognizes that a rich prayer life is possible and are here to help you. This page provides you with tools and events to help you get to your ‘Peaceful Praying Time’!

Your Prayer Team

 Weekly Prayer

Is God already speaking to you about praying with others for our church family?  Join others at one of these Prayer Times…

Prayer Times:
  • Monday 9-10 am, Jim Cole leading – in the Chapel 
  • Tuesday 9-10 am, Jim Cole leading
  • Wednesday 4-5 pm, Winstons and Engles leading
  • Thursday 7 pm, Prayer Service Online
  • Thursday 7-7:30 pm, [Group praying for our church and disciplining; the community; the nation; the world]
  • Sunday 8:30-9:15 am, Winstons and Engles leading
 
If you would like to pray with others at a time/day not listed, TEXT the Prayer Chain Support number, 609.923.4135 or contact any member of the Prayer Team.

Teach us to P.R.A.Y.

Begin and/or end your day with this simple outline of prayer…

 
For those wanting a study:
 
  • Praise – Praise God for who He is and has done; Thank God for what He has already accomplished through Jesus.
  • Repent – Confess your sins and shortcomings. Repent personally and on behalf of our nation. The Lord is quick to forgive when we come to Him.
  • Ask – Ask God to reveal truth, turn our hearts back toward Him, and bring healing.
  • Yield – Yield to the Lord and recognize that He has heard our prayers and will answer according to His will. He is waiting to provide guidance and direction.
 
 
 

Evening Prayer: New Ways to Pray

Some of our members and friends have made Thursdays a day for Fasting and Prayer, a new way to pray with your Church Family. Pastor Spencer invites you to join him on Thursdays for a day of prayer and fasting.
 
 

 
 
“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.”
Psalm 17:6
 
 
 

Events

  • Each year we offer the The Ken Peacock Memorial Lecture Series, in collaboration with the Prayer Team, a two-session seminar on Scripture based, Spirit motivated prayer. This year we held “Prayer Through Jesus’ Eyes … Growing as His Disciples”.  VISIT OUR PAGE HERE

Prayer APPs

Please go to your APP store and use the following titles to download these very helpful APPs.

  • A Praying Life – Prayer Cards
  • PrayerMate
  • Daily Bible Devotion
  • Abide
  • Echo Prayer
 
 
 
 

Prayer Requests

These are unprecedented times with unprecedented needs. Every request we receive here is treated with love, compassion, respect, and confidentiality. We have many opportunities for you to share your request with us:
  • Use our Prayer Chain Support, just send a note or letter to the Prayer Team, FPC Moorestown, 101 Bridgeboro Rd., Moorestown, NJ 08079 or email office@fpcmoorestown.org
  • Contact the church office by Wednesday morning for your request to be included in Thursday evening’s Prayer Service. Sunday’s Worship Service inclusion also available. Call (856) 235-1688 x 113 or email office@fpcmoorestown.org
 

Habits of Heart & Mind

  • Daily Quiet Time in the Word & Prayer
  • Constant Thankfulness
  • Pray Before Meals
  • Pray for Others on the Spot as Needed
  • Establish Family Devotions
  • Pray for/with members of your family as they head off for the day and before participating in events
  • Set aside a portion of your week to fast and pray. Pastor Stuart is suggesting Thursdays for our congregation. 

Gathering Habits

  • Pray beginning and end of meetings
  • Pray Staff concerns
  • Share/Discuss Way of the Week
 

Prayer Websites

Topical Prayers
 

 

Scripture Prayers
 
 
 
Worship-based Prayers
 
 
 
 

Books

Be Not Afraid

A Duet by Arlita Winston (a member of First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown) and Ruth Naomi Floyd.

 
 

Ken Peacock Memorial Lecture Series

 

The Ken Peacock Memorial Lecture has been held at First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown since 2014 and is in memory of Ken Peacock MAR, ThM from Westminster Theological Seminary, an elder and beloved Bible teacher at First Presbyterian Church.

‘Prayer Through Jesus’ Eyes… Growing as His Disciples’ 2020 Lecture

This seminar introduces a Jesus so personal, so rich in love, that participants are captivated heart-first to see as Jesus sees, leading to Spirit led prayer. Conveyed through an energetic, interactive format and incorporating the principles of A Praying Life, participants will be led through gospel narratives to open their hearts to the nudging of the Spirit to see through the lens of Jesus and then Scripturally pray for those in their own lives. As they enter into a sampling of the beauty of the Person of Jesus, their eyes will be opened to a rich encounter with God’s love, and their hearts empowered to love and pray for others.
 
 

‘Learning to Pray in a Distracted World’ 2019 Lecture

Many of us are irregular or quietly defeated in our private prayer lives. This Ken Peacock Memorial Lecture seminar, “A Praying Life”, offers step-by-step ways to begin a private life of prayer in fellowship with our heavenly Father. Learn to talk like a child with your Father in heaven; see prayer as relationship, prayer as conversation, prayer as a good form of tension, and receive help with problems in prayer.
 
A Praying Life Seminar, held at First Presbyterian Church on January 25-26, 2019, was a live interactive version of the book “A Praying Life” by Paul Miller. Please view the Ken Peacock Memorial Lecture videos so you may learn from this exciting seminar. Blessings!