Praying for the People of Edgewood Church

20 Feb

Can the staff of a church do anything more productive than pray together? I can’t think of what that would be, and so most every Monday, Edgewood’s staff spends 30 – 45 minutes in prayer over our Friendship Register prayer requests. A long time ago (10 years maybe?), someone complained that our administrative assistants were being paid to pray at our staff meetings.  We kept praying; the dissatisfied person left. Can’t please everybody, I guess.

Today was probably something of a record – we had 141 prayer requests from Waupun and Fond du Lac (about 10 more were marked confidential, and the full staff doesn’t see all these).  We usually receive around 100 – 110 non-confidential requests. (If you’re interested in personally praying through these requests each week, send an email to Pam Hron (, and she will put you on the list to receive these weekly requests.)

From the beginning, prayer has been important to our staff.  When I started back in ’99, Mike Giebink and I agreed to pray together every day.  I guess things have changed a bit over 13 years – nowadays, he and I meet once a week and pray together during this time.  I meet the other guys one-on-one once a week as well (most always – everyone on Monday), and prayer is almost always a part of these regular times.  I once served in a ministry where I met my boss each week, but we rarely prayed together.  He loved God and such, but took a more “corporate” view of things.  Well, to each his own.

I’ll close with the words of the prophet Samuel…

Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way.

1 Samuel 12:23 (ESV)



Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Praying for the People of Edgewood Church

  1. JoAnn Karls

    February 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you for making prayer an important part of your week and for the prayers said for the members of Edgewood. We are blest.


  2. Jesse

    February 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Pastor Roger this is a HUGE blessing and example for all of us as we continue to Pastor/Shepherd the flock God has called us to. Thank you Pastor Roger!



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