. . . praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 (ESV)
Prayer chain enables you to receive updated prayer requests by phone, text or email concerning the congregation.
Sign up to be a part of this vital ministry of the church and receive updated prayer requests by contacting Phyllis Butler at (937) 407-6884.
Evelyn Christenson in What Happens When Women Pray offers these guidelines:
1. Pray immediately! - Pray immediately concerning the request after making your call. We suggest you not leave your telephone until you have prayer. Pray for God’s will. Pray fervently. “The prayer of a righteous man [person] is powerful and effective” (James 5:16b, NIV).
2. Pass on only the prayer requests. - Pass on only the information given to you to those on the prayer ministry team. Do not discuss prayer request during the call. Please choose your wording carefully so that the need is clearly stated, but those hearing the request are not overwhelmed by the detail. It is not necessary to go into detail about relations, specific medical terminology and so on; the Lord knows all the details. The goal is to give enough information so we can pray intelligently. Too much detail consumes additional time and prevents the member from making calls to pass along the request. Always make your conversation positive.
3. Don’t delete or add anything to the request.
4. Keep it confidential—absolutely no gossiping.
“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work."
"No one's a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it."