We take prayer very seriously at North Lonsdale United Church. We understand it to be God’s precious gift to us, facilitating direct access from where we are into God’s heart.

The intentional prayer ministry at NLUC is now 6 years old and we look back on these years in thanksgiving for God’s blessing and faithfulness. For those who have been involved in this ministry, it has been a privilege to pray for members of our congregation, their family and friends, our church, its ministry and its leaders.

We receive requests for prayer, mainly via the prayer box in the narthex. These requests are received by a group of congregation members who commit to pray for these needs on a regular basis. We also respond to urgent prayer requests that are circulated promptly via telephone or email.

We also have a prayer ministry team that prays with members of the congregation who may wish to receive prayer after the Sunday service. This is a wonderful way in which we can come to the Lord with our burdens and take on His light yoke. Each year we hold a 40-hour vigil commencing on Good Friday and ending early on Easter Sunday. This has become a special part of our spiritual journey at Easter.

Prayer is such an important part of our lives, individually and together as part of the body of Christ at NLUC. It is an integral part of our Sunday services, Sunday school, youth, Bible study, weekend retreats, home fellowship group meetings and all our ministries. May the Lord continue to draw us into deeper fellowship with Him.

We continue to pray for more prayer partners to join the prayer group, or to pray individually in response to the prayer requests.