Prayer team is a ministry at Richmond Hill in which a group of prayer partners pray anonymously and privately to God. It's a special communication between God and his child. It's a special way others can pray for their needs while deeply blessing those who participate. It is an easy and rewarding way to help others, as well as, yourself. Members of the prayer team receive these prayer requests sent to our church and share these prayers in their daily communication with God.
Who can be on the prayer team?
Anyone can be on the prayer team! It is an open-door policy. However, they need to be willing to be a dedicated prayer warrior. They need to do the following: 1. Check emails daily for prayer requests sent by the prayer leader. 2. Offer those prayer requests privately to God.
3. Maintain complete confidentiality of the prayer requests, prayer requesters, and anyone else involved with our prayer team.
Why do we have a prayer team?
Prayer is a crucial component in one’s relationship with Christ. Prayer gives us as believers a chance to praise him, thank him, pray for others, and pray for ourselves. Prayer offers a special connection to God and it makes a difference in one’s life. It is one of the most powerful tools a Christian and a church can have. You remain connected to God 24/7, 365 days a year.
How does the prayer team work?
Each prayer request goes through 3 simple steps:
1. Submit Submitting your prayer requests to the church team is easy. Just Click here and fill out the short form online. You’ll be submitting your concern directly to the prayer leader’s inbox. 2. Delivery The prayer team leader takes the request and delivers it via email to the confidential list of prayer team members. 3. Communication As each member receives the prayer request, he or she lifts that prayer request up to God.
Some of you might ask…how does one pray?
Prayer is a direct route to communicate to God. Often, people think of prayer as a something sophisticated when it can easily be like the following:
Father, You are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen. –Max Lucado
16 simple words, then turns into an extended prayer and you begin to praise him even more as you begin with you are good. Then you been to request prayers as you enter the I need help phase. You begin to ask God to work on things you need. Last, you transition to the, they need help and lift up people that you know are in need or requested prayers.
You don’t have to pray using special words, you don’t have to pray like your pastor does or your Sunday school teacher. A prayer is as simple as the 16 word pocket prayer stated above and as you grow in your prayer life, your communication with God grows as well. You can pray anywhere at anytime you need to or want to. Remember, its Gods will no matter what and he knows best, so rejoice always and pray all the time!
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18