PRAYERS AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH
As a follower of Christ, we are obligated to deepen our faith, continue in prayer and to grow spiritually each day. Custer Road UMC offers many programs and events to help you in your spiritual walk. If you have an urgent prayer need, please let us know.
Linda Van Horn left a lasting, loving legacy before her passing in 2020. Wherever she went, Linda always carried wooden crosses with her. When the Holy Spirit prompted, she would give 2 crosses to those she encountered with the simple message- take one for yourself to keep and take another to give to someone else. She would then pray with them and was known to many as “That Prayer Lady.” Linda’s generosity knew no limits and her faithful witness helped grow God’s kingdom each and every day. To carry on her legacy, Custer Road UMC is continuing her tradition. Please take a cross, or two, from the baskets in the Prayer Room. Let the Spirit move you and when prompted, give the cross out to those that you meet.
National Day of Prayer is held on the 1st Thursday in May every year. Focusing on prayer in our country began back at the Continental Congress with some notable developments over time. In 1795, President George Washington proclaimed a day of public thanksgiving and prayer.In 1863 during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln called for a day of fasting and prayer. On July 4, 1952, President Harry S. Truman declared the first National Day of Prayer.Every year since then, Americans have been asked to join in prayer. President Ronald Reagan moved the event to the 1st Thursday of May where it is still observed. This year, our nation is asked once again to turn to God in prayer and meditation.
National day of prayer will be held on Thursday, may 3, 2022. Details of this year's prayer focus will be updated closer to the event.
Custer Road UMC has a dedicated Prayer Room for those seeking a quiet place to pray and reflect on God's word. The Prayer Room is located on the first floor, in the back hallway behind the Sanctuary. It is open Monday thru Thursday, 9am-4:30pm; on Friday, 9-noon, and on Sunday, 8:30am-noon.
Holy Communion is offered in the Prayer Room each Sunday from 10:30 -11:00am except for the first Sunday of each month where Communion is given during all worship service times.
Volunteers from Custer Road UMC use their talents to crochet prayer shawls for those in need. Each shawl is beautifully handcrafted and as it is constructed, prayers of healing and blessing are said for the recipient.
Do you know someone who is going through a health crisis or dealing with chronic medical issues? Consider presenting them with a crocheted prayer shawl so that they can be “wrapped in prayer” and receive comfort and calm as they face difficult situations.
Fill out the form here to request a prayer shawl for someone.
BECOME A PRAYER WARRIOR
Do you have the spiritual gift to lift others in daily prayer?If so, consider joining the Prayer Ministry team to pray for the many needs of our congregation.Congregant prayers are sent vail email to each team member who can pray for these needs at home and on their own schedule.
Spiritual Day Apart is offered several times per year at Custer Road United Methodist Church.It is a special day with the objective of leaving the hustle & bustle of modern life behind and having quiet reflection with God.After a brief devotion, each participant will have time to connect with God as they meditate, walk the beautiful grounds and labyrinth, pray in the chapel or simply listen to the sounds of nature.
All events are FREE and take place at the Springhill Retreat Center in Richardson. Springhill consists of 50 wooded acres reminiscent of the Texas Hill Country, with a limestone-lined, spring-fed creek flowing through the woods and three large ponds surrounded by beautiful native trees and foliage.Located just minutes off Central Expressway and the President George Bush Turnpike, Springhill is easy to find, yet is a quiet haven perfect for spending time with God.