Prayer Ministry Group

Prayer Ministry Group


I.C.A.N.! – Intentional Caring Acts Now!

I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength.  (Phillippians 4:13)

I can pray!  (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Intentional Caring Acts—Now!

I was given a gift today – and I am sure the person who gave it to me didn’t realize it at the time! I was attending a conference and sitting across the table from me was a woman who kept saying to me: “I know you from somewhere!” She looked a little familiar to me too, but I also could not remember from where. Hours later she came up to me and said: “You are a nurse, aren’t you?” I replied that yes, I was a nurse – retired for a number of years. “That’s it!” she exclaimed. “You cleaned my ears and it didn’t hurt! You were so kind to me.” I have to admit that I still didn’t remember her but she remembered that I cleaned her ears and I didn’t hurt her and that I was kind to her! What a wonderful gift she gave me! She remembered I was kind to her!
How often have we touched another person’s life with an act of kindness and we didn’t realize it at the time? And, how often has another person’s act of kindness touched our lives in a way, or ways, they probably will never know – but we thank and praise God for each and every one of them!

This Advent, Ascension’s Prayer Group will again be assembling a devotional with reflections from our church family. This year we would like you to think of a gift of kindness that someone has done or given you. We will take these reflections and put them together in our devotional. Of course, nothing can compare to God’s ultimate wonderful gift of Jesus to our lives, but God also gifts His love to us in many ways and through many people!

Start thinking. Start pondering. And start writing! We need your reflections sent or e-mailed to the church office by Oct. 15.

Please join us for a hour of prayer from 5:30-6:30 the first and third Mondays of the month in the Prayer Room as we lift up the prayers of the congregation. If you have questions, please contact Bonnie Thiesenhusen or Donna Savin.