Everyone has heard about the power of prayer. Many have experienced it as those in the worship service have testified. We hear about God's healing power through our pastor, our education programs, the media, our friends, by reading, and our own prayer to mention some. For years a church member has written cards of encouragement or sympathy on behalf of the church to those whose addresses we receive.
The committe working under the Task Force on Congregational Health Ministries believes that a Prayer Chain, who would concentrate on praying for those in need, could enhance the prayer list needs. The idea would be that when the need arises for prayer, our Pastor would contact our prayer chain coordinator. She would then call a person on the Prayer Chain and so on with a plan for handling people not at home. In this manner, prayer requests could be handled in a timelier manner during the week. It would also give us the opportunity to handle requests confidentially if needed. Confidentiality is important to many asking for prayers. Prayer Chain members would keep all inforamtion confidential unless the individual asking for prayers wished to have the information shared on Sunday mornings.