Prayer Chain – Patricia Houser
As prayer requests come in by phone, email or on a handwritten note, they are passed on by email to all on the prayer chain.
Why a Prayer Chain? Jesus says, “If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, My Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them (Matthew 18:19-20).”
Of course, God answers individual prayers but it seems it’s even better when two or more gather together in agreement. “Two or more believers, filled with the Holy Spirit, will pray according to God’s will, not their own, thus, their requests will be granted (Life Application Bible).“
One person standing alone in the midst of a crisis needs someone to help out. Ezekiel was told by God, “I looked for someone to stand in the gap…but I found no one”. I don’t want people wondering who could be out there who would stand with them, believe with them, or pray with or for them, especially our Church family. They should always know we are here for them.
Another verse that has so helped me is “This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of Him (1 John 5:14-15).”
An old hymn comes to mind ;
What a Friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bare
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer