Prayer is a vital link in connecting with God and each other. Through prayer we express our love for God, our confidences in God's mercy and our concern for one another. We invite you to use Central's Prayer Wall to share your joys and concerns.
Prayer requests can be made in the following ways:
- Online Prayer Wall - click on the button below. (NOTE: You will have the option to choose how you would like your prayer shared and all requests require approval before they appear on the wall. Please allow 24 hours for prayers to be posted.)
- Prayer Circle - Prayer requests are sent through email to a list of people who have agreed to pray as requested.
- Prayer Chain - Prayer requests are shared by telephone to a list of people who have agreed to continue the chain and pray as requested.
If you would like to send a prayer request to the Prayer Circle or Prayer Chain, email Beth Whiting.
If you would like to be a part of the Prayer Circle or Prayer Chain and pray for requests as needed, email Beth Whiting.
Arlene Morton received May 24, 2020
Please pray for me husband Dan as he undergoes treatment for a brain tumor.
Ellen received May 21, 2020
My daughter in law had a liver transplant on December 30, 2019. Dara is still in the hospital, in and out of ICU with respiratory problems and kidney failure. The liver is working well but the rest of her body will not wake up. I am scared for her, my son Steve, and Regan, Parker, and Carter her children. Please pray for her.
Kathy received May 20, 2020
Please pray for my best friend for over 50 years..Barb who lost her husband in a farming accident and is struggling every day.
Chris Lane received May 19, 2020
Prayer of Petition during the Coronavirus Pandemic ~ portions inspired by The Rev Barbara Glasson of the British Methodist Church Loving God, If we are ill, strengthen us. If we are tired, fortify our spirits. If we are anxious, help us to consider the lillies of the field and the birds of the air. Help us not to stockpile treasures from supermarkets in the barns of our larders. Don't let fear cause us to overlook the needs of others more vulnerable than ourselves. O fix our eyes onto your story and our hearts onto your grace. Help us always to hold fast to the good, See the good in others, And remember there is just one world, one hope, One everlasting love, with baskets of bread for everyone. We pray - 1. For those with mental health challenges who feel isolated, anxious, and helpless: God, empower us to provide them every necessary support. 2. For the homeless, unable to practice the protocols of social distancing in the shelter system: empower your people to provide day shelters & sack lunches in every city. 3. For families with young children at home for the foreseeable future: God, help mothers and fathers to partner together creatively for the care and flourishing of their children. And for single mothers and fathers to grow their networks of support. 4. For parents who cannot stay home from work but must find care for their children as businesses begin to re-open. O God, present them with creative solutions. 5. For those in need of regular therapies and treatments that must now be postponed: God, help them to stay patient and positive. 6. For business leaders making difficult decisions that affect the lives of their employees: God, give these women and men wisdom, and help them to lead as servant-leaders. 7. For college and university students, whose courses of study are changing, whose placements are canceled, whose graduations deferred: God, show them that while life is uncertain, they may still trust that life is good. 8. For Christians in every neighborhood, community, and city: May your Holy Spirit inspire us to pray, to give, to love, to serve, and to proclaim the gospel in how we act. In Jesus we make our prayer, The one who suffered, died and was raised to new life, In whom we trust these days and all days, …& who spoke this prayer, even when his disciples felt a pandemic of fear, empowering them for how to carry on, saying …. Our Father …
Beth Whiting received May 4, 2020
Please pray for Hunter & Katie Wright as Hunter recovers from major surgery at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Prayers for his recovery and strength to receive further cancer treatments. Hunter is the son-in-law of Jep & Mary Gruman.
Lisa received May 2, 2020
Pray for Miriam Doyle as she she recovers from a fall with a broken shoulder.
Chris received Apr 23, 2020
Prayers of resilience, hope, health for all whose homes are the campsites in the woods one can see when driving by Goodwill Inn; plus all experiencing homelessness & hunger these days. In our common vulnerability, may we watch over one another.
Liz received Apr 19, 2020
Prayers for Bobs 95 year old father who is having a surgical procedure on Tuesday April 21st to remove a potentially cancerous cyst from his jaw
Elizabeth received Apr 14, 2020
Prayers of gratitude for Kathy Patrick who is sharing her time and talent with members of Central Church, by making beautiful homemade cards and sending them in the mail.
Dale received Apr 14, 2020
Prayers of recovery for Joe DeChant, Debbie Ostema's father, who recently underwent surgery for a broken hip.
Julie received Apr 10, 2020
Prayers of gratitude, please, for the life of Clarine Olson. She and Dick were unendingly supportive with our international student musicians studying at Interlochen. That support continued for twenty years and probably more. From teaching kids to play chess, providing clothing, and helping with tuition, Clarine and Dick ensured that these children would thrive while far away from home. And thrive they did! All of the many students with whom we were involved, graduated from Interlochen and college, then went on to get advanced degrees and are teaching and performing in the wider world. The Olsons left their imprint on our community in many arenas, but their quiet gifts to kids far away from home will always be a cherished memory. Julie Maxson