Friday , April 06, 2012 - 4:56 PM
OGDEN -- Ascension Lutheran Church, at 1105 N. Washington Blvd., in Ogden, is beginning a new prayer ministry.
The church's Drive-Thru Prayer will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting Tuesday in the church's parking lot.
It will then run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday.
"The 'Prayer Partners' invite you to drive through and share your prayer requests," states a news release from the church. "You are invited to stay and pray with us in your car or join us at a table to share in a time of prayer.
"This is an open invitation to any and all in the community who wish to feel the support we feel prayer offers us all. Any and all prayer requests will be held to be private and confidential."
The church's hope in this ministry is to pray together with those who wish to participate.
The news release states that ministers will not preach at those who attend.
"Our prayers are rooted in God's Word, and in response to God's invitation to not worry about anything but instead to pray without ceasing," states the release. "Prayer is something that takes us beyond religion, beyond denomination -- and Drive-Thru Prayer is intended to help connect us and those with whom we pray, with a real and relevant God that desires a relationship that makes a difference in your day-to-day life."
As a Christian church in this time, the release states, members seek to reach out, to love their neighbors as God has first loved them and to give and receive God's Word and promises as full and reliable signs of Christ at work in the world for the building up and spreading of love.
Area residents are invited to "take a pause" from life's business and spend a few minutes talking to God about what is in their hearts.
The release encourages: "If you find yourself driving by and feel the call to reach out to God, you are invited to follow the signs.
"They will direct you to the prayer site. As you pass by, we invite you to pause for prayer."
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