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Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Welcome to the HWC 2022 Prayer Vigil! This page is designed to help off-site participants connect more closely to the on-site prayer room and the experience and opportunities it provides. We hope this virtual prayer room will play a helpful part in uniting all who join the vigil as we seek Jesus together.

Scroll down and you'll find:

• pictures of the themed prayer room

devotionals written by members of our prayer vigil committee

• images of prayer request board (will be posted periodically as it is filled)

• opportunity to submit your own prayer requests

• streamable music from some long-time Houghton musicians

• the 2022 prayer vigil intro video

• link to sign up for further prayer vigil slots



Open our eyes Lord, we want to see Jesus...

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Thank you to Doug & Judi Mayhle for decorating the themed prayer room so beautifully.



Open our eyes Lord, we want to see Jesus...

1] Reflection on Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (by Haylee Conrad, HWC Intern)

2] A Prayer Guide for Mark 5:21-43 (by Jeannie Little) and Pictures

3] The Shepherd of Love (by Jossy Adenuga)

4] Intercessory Prayer (by Cindy Oden)

5] The Good Shepherd (by Cindy Oden)

6] Personalizing the Lord's Prayer 



An mage of the prayer request board will be added every few days throughout the prayer vigil so that you may pray for the specific requests that appear in the prayer room. If you would like someone to write your own request onto the board so on-site participants can uphold you in prayer, please email the request to the secretary.




For those who find worship music helpful for prayer and meditation:

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
00:00 / 02:32

(Judy Congdon, organ)

Arise My Soul AriseA. Cox
00:00 / 03:01

(HWC Worship Team)

Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us
00:00 / 04:00

(Ginny Halberg, piano)

Abide With Mearr. S. Haan
00:00 / 04:32

(Gloria Huizenga, organ)



Visual reminders of your prayer time and our unity in prayer.

When any on-site participant completes their prayer time, they are encouraged to take a wrist band (see picture below). The wristbands are located on a table outside the prayer room; feel free to take one yourself next time you are present at the church building. Alternatively, email the secretary and we can drop one off if you are local; just mention whether you'd like a large/adult size or a small/youth size.

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Upon leaving the prayer room, on-site participants add a link to a paper chain to help us visualize both the significant number of sisters and brothers who are praying, and also to symbolize that we are united in prayer, that this vigil is not merely an individual activity but one that connects you with the body of Christ. Please email the secretary after your participation if you would like a link added to the chain to represent your participation too



Thank you to Nico Seddio who rendered this beautiful video:

Introduction to the HWC Prayer Vigil 2022: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus



You are very, very welcome to sign up for more prayer times!

Here is the site to schedule your next prayer vigil slot.

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