Prayer & Care
We believe that God wants everyone to live a full and healthy life. That includes our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. We also know bumps on the road of life get us off track and out of balance. That’s why we have resources and partners to help you to find wholeness in your life.
At Shepherd, we are a people of prayer. Why? Jesus modeled it, it draws us closer to God and, as a community, we’ve seen and felt its impact. Prayer is powerful because God answers it. That is why prayer is integrated into all that we do – from prayer in corporate worship to teaching the youngest among us how to pray – and why we encourage everyone to grow in prayer as well.
We want to pray for, and with, you!
Right Now | Submit a prayer request and our team will begin praying for you right now!
Live at Worship | Prayer is always available after all of our worship services. Stop at the Connection Center or connect at the front of the sanctuary.
Find a Small Group | Our groups not only pray, but walk alongside one another and grow. Find a group that is right for you.
By Appointment | To request a call, fill out a prayer request form and note you’d like a call, or call the office at (651) 436-8248.
Pray with Us | There are many ways you can get involved in the prayer ministry at Shepherd. Check out our Serving page for more information.
The TRIP prayer model teaches us to pray the scriptures by asking four questions of any portion of the Bible. It teaches us to pray based on what we hear God saying to us.
We learn to speak by repeating what we hear our parents say. We learn to pray by repeating what we hear God say through the words of the Bible. Then we write our prayers using these four questions to frame our response. We use the acronym TRIP to help us remember this prayer pattern.
Thanks: What in this verse makes me thankful?
Regret: What in this verse causes me regret?
Intercession: What does this text lead me to pray for?
Purpose: What action does this text encourage me to take today?
Person: Who is God to you? To whom do you pray?
Program: Who is in control? What do you want your life and the world to be like?
Provision: What do you need?
Pardon: What do you need forgiveness for and who do you need to offer forgiveness to?
Protection: What do you need protection from? What temptations? What attacks?
Praise: Thank God for who He is, especially in relationship to the prayers above.