“The Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).
We will continue our cycle of prayer even as many of these churches cancel worship services or move their services online. Please remember that the Centers for Disease Control recommends that you “cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more.” The NH Council of Churches has collected specific directives and recommendations from denominational bodies.
On Sunday, March 22, 2020, please remember in your prayers:
- First Baptist Church-Derry
- Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration-Derry
- St. Luke’s United Methodist Church-Derry
- St. Thomas Episcopal Church-Dover
- Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church-Dover
- Dover Friends Meeting
- First Parish Church Congregational-Dover
The NH Council of Churches has many member denominations. All together, there are about 375 congregations with membership in one (or more) of these denominations. This cycle groups congregations in sets of 7-8 for each week of the year. In using this in your congregation, you may wish to:
Pray for the 7-8 congregations each Sunday in the Prayers of the People, General Intercessions, Universal Prayer or Pastoral Prayer as fits your own worship tradition.
Pray for the congregations in smaller sets in daily or midweek prayer services.
Find your town and see other churches in your town. Churches are listed by town, in alphabetical order. Highlight this fact in church on Sunday as you pray for your neighbors.
Please send corrections on this list to firstname.lastname@example.org.