Prayer & Spiritual Formation
FUMCFW Prayer & Spiritual Formation Ministries offers many ways to get connected with our praying community. Recognizing that every person has unique gifts and callings, many of which emerge out of times of struggle and pain, we are here to encourage individual spiritual formation and disciplines that can become powerful influences on all aspects of the life-long faith journey.
For prayerful support and spiritual growth, this ministry provides opportunities for you to connect with our prayer community, in whatever way seems right for you. There are numerous prayer teams throughout the church.If you have special concerns, know that our prayer line is open day and night. You may call 817/339-3880 or email your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org — and you are welcome to leave your name or not. All prayer requests are kept confidential.
In addition, prayer request boxes are located in the Welcome Center, the Church Office and in Wesley Hall. Please contact Rev. Phyllis Barren (email@example.com) at 817/339-5082, or Dr. Len Delony (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/339-5099 for more information.
We invite you to join us in spiritual practices that can help deepen your awareness of God’s love and help discern your unique gifts and callings. For information regarding our dedicated spiritual practice groups devoted to helping deepen awareness of God’s presence and guidance throughout each day, please contact Dr. Len Delony (email@example.com) at 817/339-5099.
These special prayer community opportunities include:
- Centering Prayer
- Lectio Divina or “Sacred Reading”
- Intercessory Prayer
- The Labyrinth
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As we travel deeper into the Dark Wood this Lent, and let go of our compulsion to be in control in the midst of uncertainty, we might move further into a sense of emptiness.
Yesterday I sat with a group of friends (after first helping usher) at a wonderful Ash Wednesday Service. The music, readings, prayers, meditation, imposition of ashes, and even the benediction all came together for a beautifully powerful worship service.
You have a deep, soulful instinct that calls to the best part in you. Over 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln called it “the better angels of our nature.” As children of God, each of us has amazing God-given gifts, deep within us.
Well, our meeting last Saturday that was related to Strategic Planning was truly amazing. Not because we got so much done, but because we were so intentional about discerning how we are being called to move forward.
I am more hopeful and excited about our church’s future, and where we are going, than ever before! It’s not that I know where we are going. But this Saturday will be a very important step in our way of discerning where God is calling us to go, and equally important, how God is calling us to be along the way.