Prayer Ministry

Michiana Fil-Am SDA Church has a multi-faceted prayer ministry that includes interactive Wednesday evening prayer meetings, daily seasons of united prayer on the UPLine Michiana prayer line, and online prayer resources. Because we believe in the importance of prayer, we follow the example of the early Christian church: “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers” (Acts 1:14, NIV).

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting
Join us at 7:00 pm every Wednesday at Fil-Am in the Fireside Chapel (come to the back door of the church) for an interactive prayer time. We sing hymns, share praises and prayer requests, pray together, and briefly discuss a selected devotional reading. We’ve noticed that too often either a homily or discussion has dominated traditional prayer meetings, so we’re doing our best to put the prayer back into prayer meeting. We strive to keep prayer the centerpiece of our prayer meeting.

UP Line Michiana
UP Line Michiana (that is, United Prayer Line) is a daily season of united prayer via telephone, from 6:15 to 6:45 am (Eastern Time). Joining is simple:

It might feel a little strange at first to pray with a group of people on the phone, but it’s really just like a group of people kneeling together in the same room to pray. So if you can talk on the phone, you can pray on the phone!

But What Is United Prayer?
We didn’t invent united prayer—God did! Notice what Jesus said: “If two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:19-20, NIV). Following Jesus’ example, united prayer is simply praying with at least one other person—with both or all of you praying for the same thing.

The pattern that we usually follow in our united praying is a modified ACTS formula. (ACTS prayer follows the pattern of Adoration/Praise, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. We chose to switch around the Thanksgiving and Supplication time. While ACST doesn’t spell a word, it makes for better flow in our praying.

In a 30-minute united prayer session on the phone, the facilitator usually spends a couple of minutes on a brief devotional reading before moving into prayer time:

This has been a very brief overview of united prayer. To learn more, click on the united prayer resource links below.

Prayer Resources

Prayer and Visitation Request Form

If you would like to submit a prayer request or a request for a visitation, please use the form below.

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