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.
There was once a couple who played a game. No score was kept. There was only one rule: One named an object and the other person had to explain what aspect of God’s “being” or character was revealed in that object. It could be anything: A moss-swaddled stump of cedar, or voluminous cloud formations. This couple had read Romans 1:20, “Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what he has made!”
So! They made up this game! A game you can play with others, OR when you are alone.
Here goes! What aspect of God’s being is shown in ICICLES and TREES? Icicles are made as water drips off trees or roofs, and freezes in space. They grow long when warm light beams strike it. The icicle starts to melt getting longer and longer. Darkness comes and it freezes solid. The sun rises and it weeps, drop after drop. The next day it weeps even more as the sun beams down on it. It becomes longer and sharper. When enough light comes into it, its form totally changes! It breaks. Frozen tears melt into a running stream. Bleak winter yields to spring!
God was “frozen” in our time for 33 years and 9 months, in a human form. But his heart melted. It wept. It became a river of Life. Our Lord told the Samaritan woman at the well that if she drank His kind of water she would never thirst again!
Eternal Life had hung on another tree that reached all the way to Heaven, frozen in earth’s space and time with bitterness and cold. Love blazed Light and all of hell could not hold it back. “Drink slowly, Drink deeply,” the River sings. He holds YOUR cup. And out of it will flow rivers of living water to someone YOU touch with your warm love!
With Love and Blessings,
The Prayer Team
First Presbyterian Church Moorestown

“Advent is for adoring Jesus,”

says David Mathis of DesiringGod. Is it possible you may have become so familiar with the Christmas story that your thoughts of God have become too small? The Prayer Team invites you to expand your vision and understanding of God and His advent – His coming into the world and our lives to offer us life beyond the here and now, yet while we are still living within our current constraints. We ask you to consider another devotional for this Advent season – perhaps you could bookend your day with one in the morning and the other before you sleep. The website offers John Piper’s Daily Readings for Advent titled “Good News of Great Joy.” This can be a download, print, and/or sent to your inbox daily. O Come Let Us Adore Him!
“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

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 simply by completing a Meeting ID request here…

Prayer Times:
  • Monday 9-10 am, Jim Cole leading
  • Tuesday 9-10 am, Jim Cole leading
  • Wednesday 4-5 pm, Winstons and Engles leading
  • Thursday 9-10 am, Winstons leading
  • Thursday 7-7:30 pm, [Group praying for our church and disciplining; the community; the nation; the world]
  • Sunday 7:30-8 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.

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.

Oh, Hooray! You’re Finally Thinking of Me!

We are blessed to have a word from Arlita Winston. “God is glad to finally have our attention”, she tells us. Arlita shares her experiences and vision of praying together as a family for ourselves, for our community and for the nation.
“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.”
Psalm 17:6


  • 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 TEXT the Prayer Team at (609) 923-4135
  • Contact the church office for inclusion in the prayer page with your request. Call (856) 235-1688 x 113 or email

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 & pew cards
  • Share/Discuss Way of the Week

Prayer Websites

Topical Prayers


Scripture Prayers
Worship-based Prayers


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!