Prayer & Soul Care

Prayer Requests from home.

We would love to join you in praying for specific requests. Click here to fill out an online Connection Card which has a space for prayer requests. Your prayer will be shared with a team of prayer intercessors who are committed to pray during week. Our ministry staff also prays for these requests. 


Spiritual Direction is a time to meet one-on-one with a trained listener who will accompany you as you share about your spiritual journey, helping you to notice God’s presence and activity along the way, as well as your personal reactions and responses. We have trained and certified men and women Spiritual Directors (Mel Bockelman or Cindy Meyer) are available to meet with you online, in person or both. Request an initial meeting here.

Lectio Divina is a Tuesday 6:30 to 7:45 AM group that has gone virtual! It is a guided time of Scripture reading, silence and prayer for men and women. Email Karen Blackwell at  for more information. 

Hillcrest’s Prayer Shawl Group on Wednesdays | Join us from 9:30 to 11 AM in room 203.  We knit or crochet prayer shawls to give away to those who are hurting or may need a tangible expression of God’s love. Each prayer shawl is prayed over by this group before it is given away. Contact   for more information.

Prayer for Missions on Tuesdays | Join us from 9:30 to 11 AM in room 203. We pray for specific needs of Hillcrest's mission partners and the nations. If you'd like to join this prayer group or the missionary prayer online team contact  .

Sonrise Ministries |  Sonrise Ministries is a mission partner of Hillcrest. It's a healing ministry that offers private healing prayer sessions by appointment with Cathy Tilden, director. Sonrise Ministries and will be leading a Healing Seminar on Saturday, October 2 from 9 to 4:30 (lunch provided) at Hillcrest. Register at For more information, contact .

Prayer Room is available 24/7 | Our Prayer Room is a quiet and comfortable space for individuals or small groups. You can reserve your time in the notebook outside the Prayer Room during normal office hours (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) or by the exterior prayer entrance after hours. Email Jan Carlson at   for a code. Click here for suggestions on how to use the prayer room.

Next date tbd | Visio Divina is the spiritual discipline of Godly gazing, or seeing God through the creative process of art. This discipline is similar to Lectio Divina, but it is done through listening for the voice of God using our eyes. We'll gather just outside the museum gift shop before the practice begins for brief instructions and a printed guide. Please bring a pencil (the museum does not allow pens in the galleries) and clipboard, if you have one. RSVP to Cindy Meyer at  if you plan to attend so she can have enough practice guides for everyone. At the end of the time, we'll meet back where we started and you are free to leave or join us for an optional meet up at a local restaurant.

Email Nate Severson at to find out more about Spiritual Direction or other questions.

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