Prayer

Let US Pray.

Welcome to Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church of Warsaw’s Online Prayer Portal. This is your place where you can request prayer for yourself or others.

Our dedicated church members do care and will pray for you. If you wish to be anonymous that is fine. If you would like to have someone contact you, that can be arranged as well.

Fill out the form below and an Elder and Pastor will receive your request.

Thank you for submitting your prayer. We will put you on our prayer list right away! May “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

More about Prayer

THE LUTHERAN VIEW OF PRAYER

“Throughout the New Testament prayer is encouraged for the benefit of others. Jesus Himself is an example of that. He not only prayed for Himself, but also for His disciples (John 17:20–22). Paul reminds us to pray for others, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior” (1 Tim. 2:1–3). Moreover, we are not only called by God to pray for others, but we are called to pray for fellow believers (Eph. 6:18). John encourages prayer for faltering believers (1 John 5:16). James advises, “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray” (5:13).

During tragedy or disaster, suffering and loss are there, but James encourages the saints when he says, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” (5:16). It is comforting to remember that Jesus is in prayer for the victim and the spiritual caregiver, interceding for both. Paul connects the interceding prayers for believers as a way to keep Christians connected to Christ even during “tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword” (Rom. 8:34–35).

Prayer is not only scriptural but is taught in the Lutheran Confessions. In fact, Martin Luther directly addresses the issue of praying for this life’s tragedies at length in the Large Catechism, where he wrote that we pray to God:

“to protect us from all kinds of harm, to our body and our livelihood, from tempest, hail, fire, and flood; from poison, pestilence, and cattle-plague; from war and bloodshed, famine, savage beasts, wicked men, etc. It is good to impress upon the common people that all these things come from God and that we must pray for them””

Read the entire post about prayer from its source: LCMS blog

LEARN HOW TO PRAY

Many Christians struggle with prayer even though it’s an essential part of the Christian life. “What should I pray for?” they may wonder. “How should I pray?” “What if my mind wanders?” “What if I get stuck praying the same thing every day?”

When asked by his barber and good friend Peter Beskendorf for some practical guidance on how to pray, Martin Luther responded by writing this brief treatise, first published in 1535. Four simple steps:

  1. Instruction
  2. Thanksgiving
  3. Confession
  4. Prayer

This method anchors prayer in the catechism or other biblical texts, but allows the Holy Spirit to prompt thoughts via the Word, which may be chased more freely by the mind at prayer. Readers will find their prayer lives refreshed and invigorated as they become more comfortable raising supplications to God.

LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison recently translated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther’s “A Simple Way to Pray,” a brief, practical guide on prayer written for his barber and friend, Peter Beskendorf, in 1535. “Because there are so many unbiblical things said and written about prayer all about us, every Lutheran should have ‘A Simple Way to Pray’ and read it,” Harrison noted. “Luther’s little book on prayer will revolutionize your prayer life.”

If you would like to learn more about prayer, and A Simple Way to Pray, one of our members will be willing to meet with you and take you through a short introduction in person local to Warsaw, IN at your convenience. Of course, there is no cost. Simply contact us and drop us a message.