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How do we get to know someone? By spending time with them! Prayer is about building a relationship with God. Prayer involves talking AND listening and helps us to notice all the ways God shows up. There are so many different ways to pray, including guided meditation, centering prayer, breathing exercises, and more!

Explore this page and try some different prayer practices that help you feel connected to God. Let's start with one of the most famous prayers, the Lord's Prayer.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Jesus did give us an example of how to pray in Matthew 6:5-15:

“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then in this way:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you;
but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
 

Breakdown of The Lord's Prayer
 

Jesus starts by telling us to be authentic in prayer. It’s not about putting on a show or saying the right words. Prayer is about genuinely entering conversation with God in an intimate space. He then teaches us what we now refer to as “The Lord’s Prayer.” In this prayer, Jesus covers multiple topics for us to meditate on in our time with God.

  • God is holy and sacred
  • Our desire is for God’s kingdom to be present with us
  • We will trust in God’s will
  • Our sustenance is a gift from God and we are grateful
  • Please forgive us and help us to forgive others
  • Save us from our tendency to mess things up 

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    Creative Ways to Pray & Experience God

    Sept. 7 - Oct. 5
    Wednesdays @ 7pm
    Room 104

    Join us for this 5 week class that explores prayer practices that will assist you in creating more space for God in your life and more openness to the Holy Spirit's transformational work. The class will include teaching, personal reflection, pair sharing, and experiential learning about practices including the breath prayer, guided meditation, the examen, lectio divina, noticing, and more. We will also do exercises to help us both develop an ear for the Holy Spirit and become more aware of God's transformation work in our lives. The facilitator is Cathy Weiskopf.

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    Walking Prayer

    In past years we’ve had an all church prayer walk to pray over our teachers, staff, students and schools. Walking prayers are a great way to connect with God and develop compassion for others. Whether you choose to walk and pray around a school, office, or homes in your community, it will benefit your prayer practice and your time with God. Use the below Prayer Guide to help you get started. It was created for prayer walks around schools, but you can use the outline to guide you in walking prayers in any location to pray for the people surrounding you.

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    Community Prayer

    It is our joy to uplift you in prayer, and we have a Prayer Team that will make sure you are surrounded in prayer and support. Join our community of prayer by subscribing to the “Prayers & Cares” list.

    We welcome anyone to subscribe to receive weekly Prayers & Cares as well as Pastor's Prayers (prayer requests from the pastors). You may OPT IN or OUT anytime to any list. 

     

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    Please note, if you OPT OUT of an email, you will also be OPTING OUT for all Trietsch emails. If you just want to stop receiving one email list, update your profile instead to delete or add the lists you want.


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    Pastor Prayer Partners

    Oswald Smith said, “When we work, we work, when we pray, God works.” Throughout history, the men and women that God has used mightily have been people who knew how to pray and for whom prayer was both a priority and a necessity.

     God has put a call on a group of praying believers to lift up our church.  We invite you to partner with us as a Pastors' Prayer Partner.

    It is pretty simple; if you are willing, email carleena@tmumc.org and she will make sure you receive a monthly email with specific prayer requests for Pastor Daniel, staff, and our church. We will pray together and God will work in big ways.

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