Instead of  signing up for a time of praying at the church, this year many more can participate in an Easter Prayer Vigil by choosing a time away from the church building to dedicate to these requests. These requests were submitted at UMCC on Palm Sunday, 2019 for this very purpose. The church will not be open in the overnight hours, but will remain open for a while following the Tenebrae service and on late Saturday afternoon if you wish to pray at the church.

In this prayer vigil tradition, awaiting the glorious celebration of the Resurrection, prayers are offered during the quietest darkest hours following the Good Friday Tenebrae Service, through Saturday, and up to Easter morning worship services. Dedicate yourself to a time and spend a few moments with each of the listed requests and add others as your heart turns to God. He will hear them all.

You may submit prayers to be added to this list by using the comment fields below, or by emailing the church office.

  • To be able [to] let the love of God be in people to be a blessing to our communities
  • Peace and understanding
  • For a friend, Larry, going through chemo, to give him strength, peace and comfort, and to be also with his wife, Dawn
  • For a daughter and her husband who have lost their belief in God, that they may find their way back to Jesus
  • For an uncle, Rich, in hospice, and for his wife, kids, grandchildren and great grand children as they gather to help and to be there
  • For one who asks for the discipline to do right by his/her health and to keep away from those things that will not help
  • For all those working through earthquake repairs, government forms, rules to follow, repairs to make. Keep God’s hand of calm upon them and give joy in their work.
  • For a daughter and son-in-law, for the plans they hope to have in the coming year
  • For the United Methodist Church, that we find a way to stay together in love
  • For a niece/God daughter who has separated herself from family, Let her feel God’s promise and grace
  • For children and grandkids
  • That all persons know that they are loved by God who desires a personal relationship with them at any and all times
  • For Matlyn, a high school teenager in Minnesota who is struggling to deal with the trauma of having to call 911 as her dad was having a seizure
  • For the National Veterans Golden Age Games, for safety, cooperative spirit, medical and other volunteers, and discernment
  • For the revival of our church
  • For a friend, Robbie, who is battling cancer
  • For guidance in service and help in discerning career options
  • For Scott Marcy
  • For children’s safety around water
  • For relief of suffering for those in most need of God’s mercy, those who are sick and devastated
  • For a grandmother’s recovery
  • For everyone with health issues
  • For a family’s strength to support each other and for the mother as the family deals with her medical issues
  • For Nancy and Steve, Nancy and Roher (sp?)
  • For Charlie Company, 3-509, as they carry out their mission in Korea
  • For an elderly aunt, Ernestine Stevens, sick with heart disease (AFIB) and in intensive care
  • For a son, to help him find himself and his worth
  • For Samantha and Lamar whose baby is due June 29, for growth and health of the baby that is small in development
  • For the return of Spring
  • For Sharolyn’s and Alan’s move to their new home
  • For a spouse, the combined family’s children, relatives and friends.
  • To overcome the difficulty in praying for enemies
  • For Teresa, just diagnosed with cancer, and for support to her and her family
  • For Richard, after carotid surgery and essential stent
  • For a diversified group at R4R
  • For change to unite for God’s will
  • For the future of the United Methodists worldwide
  • For comfort and peace to families who have lost loved ones recently
  • For a good friend, Natalie Johnson, who has been battling sickness for close to a year, that she gets better
  • For an individual’s heart and soul and for those that need God
  • That the church abandon its ways of exclusion and injustice and find life in the inclusive way of Christ
  • For a dad, for healing and strength as he works to regain strength in his leg
  • For safety and patience for a teenager anxious to fly the coop and soar, and for parents who are learning how to slowly let go
  • For the health and life of an unborn daughter, and for a 3-year-old daughter
  • For focus and dedication of students finishing the last few weeks of the semester. Give them strength to put in the extra effort and finish on a high note
  • For the children at Muldoon Elementary that they may have a safe and happy summer
  • For a daughter and her family, that they may find a home they are qualified to buy, and get settled in instead of renting
  • For all people who suffer from mental illness and hope for a better future, for those that love them and struggle to maintain a healthy life with their mentally ill loved ones
  • For blessings to a mom and dad, and prayers for the children
  • For a vision for personal improvement
  • For an adult sister, that she may learn to be kind instead of hurtfully sarcastic to her family, loving instead of defensive, and for recognition and acceptance rather than denial
  • For all those finishing their graduation studies, and for blessings as they deal with the stress – give them peace and acceptance of their future responsibilities and successes
  • For the lives and souls of all our veterans
  • To help school finish up well
  • For our church, our state, our nation, that we may look beyond the issues that divide us, find compromise, listen to each other, and act in love
  • For Pastor Tim as he retires and moves forward in a new career,  and for UMCC as we go forward under the leadership of a pastor new to us
  • For Nicky Kolodzie, who is struggling with his health, that he may have peace and comfort
  • Concerns about the conflict within our government, and fears that the world will come to an end and the family will suffer
  • For a brother-in-law, John, and his three children, as he has been diagnosed with brain cancer, and the trauma this causes for the family after the loss of his wife 4 years ago
  • For the grandmother of Mark Burch and her caregivers, as she broke her ankle and, at 98, has additional challenges as well
  • For healing in our lives and within a marriage
  • Gustavo who has a 1/million genetic disorder known as cloves syndrome.  He recently was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and has < 6 months to live.  He is 23 years old.
  • The salvation of a mother
  • Instill peace in my parent’s marriage
  • Unity among Christians worldwide

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