“We Lutherans are a praying people. We pray all the time, not just in times of crisis, when the ‘ship is in danger,’ but through private devotional prayers, Bible study group prayers, email prayers, and bulletin and worship service prayers; we pray for and with each other daily. But in such a time as this, we are moved to offer additional prayers for our families, friends, neighbors, first responders, healthcare workers, and anyone affected by COVID-19.” Excerpt from lifeatctk.com blog, posted on 3-26-20
In such a time as this, members of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Memphis, have added special prayer initiatives, covering their families, friends, and fellow members with a blanket of care.
Each Wednesday evening at 7PM, Pastor Mark Goble leads a half-hour live-streamed prayer service from CTK’s sanctuary. Anyone can watch and pray along with Pastor Mark as he brings petitions which have been sent to the church office in advance or texted to his phone during the service. The prayer service will continue every Wednesday through the month of June. You can watch via live streaming at https://ctkmemphis.sitewrench.com/live-video-streaming.
Similarly, CTK’s Stephen Ministry is sponsoring a designated prayer time each day. Using Ephesians 6:18 as the foundation of this group effort — And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people — people are asked to pray every day at 6:18am or 6:18pm, taking strength in the knowledge that others are praying with them across the community of believers.
For more information on either of these prayer initiatives, contact CTK’s church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Contributed byGenie Swan