Prayer Requests

We at Milton Church believe in the power of prayer and in the practice of corporate prayer. Prayer was meant to be for individuals but also meant to be done together. If you have a prayer request, we as a church will pray in three layers of prayers.
Please email the pastor, church office, or you caring ministries caller for prayer requests.

The first layer is congregational – general prayer
During the service, we will pray together with general prayer requests and specific prayer requests will be turned into general requests to protect your privacy.

This is what would happen if you asked for a prayer request about a hip replacement surgery for December 20 to the pastor, church office, or to one of our caring ministry members.
In the service during our Prayers of the People time, the pastor would ask to pray for members of our church who are waiting to get surgery.” Those who know you will pray for you by name, those who do not will still be praying for you while protecting your privacy.
 
The second layer is the body of Christ – prayers for church family
We will email out a brief weekly prayer update for church members and those on our mailing list. We will not be putting detailed information but will be sharing brief information about deaths, illnesses and travelling mercies.

This is what would happen if you asked for a prayer request about a hip replacement surgery for December 20 to the pastor, church office, or to one of our caring ministry members.
A weekly email that is sent on Saturdays will be state “Please pray for your name (Surgery 12/20).”
We will only be putting information about members, friends of the church and immediate family (parents, siblings, children). We will give basic information like so: Janet Doe (12/5, Funeral 12/12), John Doe (Illness), James and Emily Doe (Travel), Jim Doe (Hospice) 
Only the surgeries will be kept on the list until the date of the surgery. The rest of the prayer requests will be posted for one week only unless specifically mentioned by you.

The third layer is intercessory prayer – deeper prayers for our church  
Our prayer group/team which consists of members of our church including at least one member from the membership committee and prayer shawl ministry will be praying at a set time for you. The prayer team will be led by the pastor. Your prayer requests will be forwarded to the team word for word so that nothing gets lost in translation.