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The Shoals Emmaus Cluster
Serving Colbert and Lauderdale Counties in NW Alabama
PO Box 432, Florence, Alabama, 35631


This is a guide to use while praying the Prayer Vigil.

Begin by asking God to clear your mind of all outside distractions. Place all of your thoughts and your spirit with the people and the event you have come to Him to bless.

Be silent for a few seconds and begin to feel His presence with you. Pray as if you are talking to your best friend...you are! Ask Him to bless with His spirit the buildings, grounds and all things used to bring those present to an awareness of Him.

Pray for the lay director, if not by name, by duty. He/she must walk in His spirit for anything that they may be called upon to solve.

Pray for the assistant lay director(s) in much the same way.

Pray for the spiritual director that he/she may truly be an instrument of His spirit.

Pray for the assistant spiritual directors in much the same way.

Pray for the board representative that he/she may have the courage to keep the purity of the event and to not let personalities keep them from doing what they promised God they would do.

Pray for the speakers. Pray that they remember Whom they represent, that they lay down self and glorify God.

Pray for the talks, the message each is to give, for the giver and for each person who hears, that they may hear according to their need.

Pray for:

Prevenient Grace
Priesthood of all Believers
Justifying Grace
Life in Piety
Growth through Study
Means of Grace
Christian Action
Obstacles to Grace
Changing Our World
Sanctifying Grace
Body of Christ

Pray for the musicians, that their music may bring God's message, and soothe troubled souls.

Pray for the pilgrims:
     The ones who cannot leave their thoughts behind.
     The ones uneasy in the setting.
     The ones who cannot sleep.
     The ones forced to come.
     The ones looking for magic, not miracles.
     The ones who are open and receiving.
     For all the conditions known to God.

Pray for the cooks and all who minister in unrecognized ways.

Pray for the fun and fellowship that will warm hearts and keep the focus on God.

Pray for the team assistants that they do not tire. Pray for their renewed strength.

Pray for all of the agape gifts, for the hands that made them, and the blessing they bring.

Pray for the special times such as: chapel, agape feasts, closing, etc.

And lastly, give it all to our Lord and Friend, Who sees and knows, asking for His blessing and presence with everyone connected - not only those mentioned, but families, and the change for the church and community.

End by praising and thanking God for the opportunity He has given you to talk to Him on behalf of His children.


Adopted from "Praying the Prayer Vigil" by John McKinney (Walk #2)

Webservant Email Jimmy McCollum


What is Emmaus
Sumatanga Checklist
Camp Directions
Sample Request Letter
Prayer Vigil Guide


Training Registration Form
Reunion Interest Form
Cluster Service Sheet
Community Service Sheet
Application to Attend Walk
Receive Apostle by Mail

Rules & Regulations

Appendix A
Appendix B
Standing Committees


National Emmaus
Alabama Emmaus
The Upper Room
Alabama Kairos
New Covenant Emmaus
Ala Young Adult Chrysalis

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