Prayer Ministries

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Weekly Prayer Concerns 

Praying Together meets Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.

Each week, a faithful gathering of people to pray over the prayer cards and concerns of our congregation. They also pray for our church and our world. If you have a calling to intercede in prayer for others, this group welcomes you!

A weekly list of prayer concerns is published and concerns are followed-up with telephone calls. Prayer requests are good for 30 days after which they need to be updated. If you want to make a prayer request, please call the Care office at (352) 750-4529.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” —Philippians 4:6

To fill out a Prayer Request online, click here.

Prayers & Squares

Prayers & Squares is a ministry at New Covenant United Methodist Church. Quilts are being made by a dedicated group in our church who envision the quilts being a special gift of love for sick babies, for cancer and AIDS patients, for adults and children facing surgery, or people facing difficult family situations — for many different reasons — but each for someone in special need of prayer. If you would like more information on our prayer quilt ministry, please click here.

To fill out a Quilt Request online, click here.

Precious Pillows

Precious Pillows is a ministry making pillowcases for pillows distributed to children in need throughout our tri-county area, including homeless and foster children. Your willing hands are needed to help cut, stuff, and/or sew.
For more information, please contact Pat McLaughlin at

Happy Hands

Our Prayer Shawl Ministry meets each Wednesday from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. If you are interested in helping, join us any time. This ministry is also looking for donations of yarn. If you are able to help, please drop off your donations in the Congregational Care Department. What started as skeins of colorful thread has become an intertwined wrap of prayers to cover shoulders that need divine love, peace, and hugging your heart telling you that God loves, God understands, God is with you.