Praying ministry

A Prayer Ministry can take on many formats — personal, with a prayer partner, corporate church praying, etc. Whatever the form, whoever might be involved, we should want our praying to be effective.

Effective Prayer Ministry Requires the Following:

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  1. We must begin on the basis of a personal relationship with God.
  2. We must have the right purposes for praying.
  3. We must develop a passion for prayer.
  4. We must view prayer as a priority.
  5. We must make prayer part of our lifestyle, or church culture, a permanent practice.
  6. We must depend on God’s power to pray and attribute results to His power.
  7. We must adhere to biblical principles when praying.

To develop an effective prayer ministry, whether personal or with a group, we must understand and practice the above elements in prayer. We can then build upon these elements to:

  • Plan strategies for our prayer ministry.
  • Prepare others to join us in praying.
  • Promote prayer successfully.

Start where you are but aim at growing and improving in the above. When all of this is in place you should begin to see an increase in participation and the development of a passion within others to meet with God through prayer resulting in praise to our Lord.

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Do we really believe in the all-sufficiency of God’s power and grace? Do we really believe He is a sovereign and faithful God? Do we really believe He is great enough to work in any kind of situation? If so, then we will pray. Here are resources on prayer to encourage prayerful living.

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May we realize how powerful and effective prayer truly is as we have an Almighty God who both hears and answers. Use these prayer resources to learn more but get beyond mere learning and talking about prayer to actual praying.

Christ Church, Prayer Ministry

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful…”(Colossians 4:2 NIV).

Christ Church Prayer Ministry offers prayer and support to the members and attendees of Christ Church. We are committed to the power of prayer and want to encourage others in their prayer life. Our purpose is to be available to individuals and our community as a prayer partner. Our hope is that as ourdependence on God grows, our church’s foundation in Christ will be perpetually stronger.

Our prayer members are available to our church leadership for prayer and to help undergird our body of Christ and community in prayer. We pray and intercede on behalf of our Pastors, leadership teams, varied ministries and those yet to attend. Before each church service, a prayer team anoints our church facility in prayer. During our church services, prayer teams pray for the Holy Spirit’s move upon the pastor, worship leaders and varied ministries. Our prayer tower is available by schedule every weekfor prayer members and anyone who chooses to join us in the tower for prayer. Our prayer partners, who are trained lay pastors, are available during our worship services for anyone in attendance who wants to pray with a partner.

Once a month the Prayer Ministry holds a special “Healing and Prayer Service” rotating monthly to each of our five campuses. Our Campus Pastors, Lay Pastor Minister and trained lay pastors gather to pray for our church and community for healing. Other opportunities at Christ Church for Prayer and scheduled events include Prayer Vigils, Prayer Walks,, Corporate Prayer, 24/7 Anytime Prayer, and E-mail prayer chain. If you would like further information on each of these areas, just click over the name here.

We are humbled with each prayer request submitted to us. Every prayer request is held confidentially and we encourage you to follow-up with us for continued support if needed.

If you have a prayer need or request, please call or fill out your request below. Our prayer team retrieves the requests once per week and will be praying for you. If you have a prayer need or request, please call or fill out your request below. Our prayer team retrieves the requests once per week and will be praying for you.

During Normal Office Hours (9:00-5:00 Tues-Fri) Please call the church office at (828-294-6858).

All Other Times
Please call (828-294-6858) and follow the instructions to leave a brief message for the Lay Pastor, Prayer Minister and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Prayer Opportunities & Scheduled Prayer Events:

Prayer Room/Tower

Our church campuses offer worshipers and prayer teams a place of quiet refuge and meditation with God. Christ Church wants to facilitate prayer expression for all our members to deepen their personal walk with the Lord and to keep our corporate church, body lifted high in prayer. Individuals and prayer members are able to use this space for prayer, personal worship, perusing prayer resource materials, devotionals, etc. Within the solitude of the Church Prayer Room/Tower, one can find a place to withdraw to a more intimate spot for time with God just as Jesus did many times throughout scriptures.

Prayer Partner (Tower) “My house shall be called a house of prayer…”

—Matt.21: 13 NIV

Pray with two or more people in the prayer tower during the weekend worship services. Prayer focus is on the worship service, small groups, church staff, volunteers and congregation.

Time commitment: One hour pre-scheduled time on Saturday or Sunday once a month. Additional hours may be scheduled upon desire of volunteer.

Prayer Partner (Sanctuary)

“Where two or more are gathered, I am in the midst.”

Pray with worshipers attending worship services as requested. Prayer focus is on the personal request of those worshipers who approach a prayer partner to pray for/with them. Trained Lay Pastors voluntarily offer prayer with others who are attending worship services.
Time commitment: Voluntary commitment as available; many prayer partners regularly volunteer at the service they attend.

Anointing Team

“A Team” meets to invite the Holy Spirit to come and minister to each person at all areas of the church facility, worship chairs, serving tables, balcony, loft, classrooms, entrance doorways, parking lots.

Time commitment: One hour pre-scheduled time on Saturday or Sunday once a month. Additional hours may be scheduled upon desire of volunteer.

*Prayer Walks“I will give you every place where you set your foot.” —-Joshua 1:3

Prayer walking is on-site prayer concentrating on a particular community or event. Mobilizing prayer by going into our neighborhoods to fulfill the church’s mission statement “To reach thousands of unchurched persons and help them become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.”

Time commitment: One to two hours as planned.
*Prayer Vigils

Focused time of intense prayer for a specific need or concern. Pray from home, work or church at specific times.
Time commitment: 30 minutes to one hour per allotted time schedule.

Corporate Prayer“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.” —- Matt. 18:19 NIV

Pray in a group for individual churches (local and global) and governments (local, national, and global). Corporate prayer involves praying individually, in small groups and in large groups at the church.

*24/7 Prayer Team

Around the clock, guided prayer time for a designated period time, focused on individual needs, church needs, the lost, the ill, etc.
Time commitment: one hour per week for designated length of time.

*E-Mail Prayer Chain Prayer offered for others via e-mail contacts who pray on an “as needed” basis for individual needs in the church and community.

Time commitment: as needed.

*Events are announced/scheduled as directed by the Pastor and/or ministry leadership.

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