We pray, together and individually, to be in relationship with God, express gratitude, ask for forgiveness and see God’s heart and will to form our lives as followers of Jesus Christ. We are engaged in faith practices to be present to God and God’s activity in our world.
In case of emergency, an illness, a hospitalization, or a death, contact the Pastoral Care Line 651-484-7213 and select 3.
The following are opportunities for everyone to pray with or alongside others.
Centering PrayerTuesdays from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. in the Chapel
Please join us on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. in the Chapel for Centering Prayer where we will gather with others in the quiet presence of God.
“Be still, and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10) Begin your day with others in the quiet presence of God.
Adding Names to the Prayer List for WorshipHospitals have changed policies to protect patient privacy and care centers no longer notify churches when a member has been admitted. The only way the Incarnation staff will know if you or a loved one is in the hospital is if you contact the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213 or email one of the pastors. For an emergency over a weekend or holiday, call the Incarnation Office and listen for the prompts to leave a message in the Pastoral Emergency voicemail. The on-call pastor will contact you as soon as possible.
Public Prayer Concerns List
One of the easiest ways to support one another is by praying for the individuals listed on the prayer concerns list in the bulletin each week. To add your name or the name of a loved one to that public prayer list, simply contact the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213 or email Julie Durbin. Individuals will remain on the public prayer concerns list for three weeks. To keep the person on the list longer, simply contact the Incarnation Office again with that request.
The person to be listed must be asked and give permission for their name to be included in the public prayer concerns list. This is to protect their privacy and respect their wishes. Members/Active Participants are listed by name, family members who are not members are listed by the relationship (i.e. John Smith’s sister), and friends are listed by first name (i.e. Jane Doe’s friend, Sally).
The public prayer concerns list is published in the worship email that goes out each Sunday morning.
Non-Published Prayer Concerns List
If you or someone you know would like to be prayed for but not be included in the public prayer concerns list, you/they can be added to the non-published prayer concerns list which is prayed for each week by the Incarnation Staff and Prayer Leaders and prayed for monthly by the Incarnation Congregation Council. These requests remain confidential. Like the published prayer list, it is important to have permission from anyone being added to this list.
Prayer Spaces: Chapel & Peace Garden
The Alleluia Chapel
The Alleluia Chapel is located on the west end of the building near the Sanctuary. This chapel is now a dedicated space and is available to you for personal prayer. Just outside the Alleluia Chapel, you will find a table with resources that are available for you to use during your prayer time or to take home with you. While in the chapel, feel free to turn on the lights, light candles on the altar or in the sand cross on the floor, or wrap yourself in one of the prayer shawls that were knit by others at Incarnation. Check out the prayer wall to the left as you enter the chapel. Feel free to add your own prayer requests or pray for those already on the wall.The Peace Garden
The Peace Garden
The Peace Garden is located across the parking lot from Door 2 and near the Preschool Playground. The Peace Garden is a wonderful place to go and pray, for conversation and reflection, or even for lunch. There are several features to the Peace Garden including a rain garden, a prayer pavilion, a labyrinth and an array of plants and wildflowers whose variety provides constantly changing color in the summer. Check it out week by week and watch it come to life in different ways.