Prayer Ministry

What is Prayer About? 

 

God created prayer for us to communicate with Him.  It is an intimate form of bonding that touches His heart.  He modeled it for us through The Bible and lived it for us through Jesus.  He gave us the Holy Spirit to nurture and mature us in this gift.

Prayer is an action louder than words.  We can all testify to the power of prayer in our own lives;when prayer changed our heart, when prayer changed the circumstances around us or enabled us to cope with those circumstances, when prayer was our only answer.

For over 2000 years people have asked “Lord, teach us to pray…” (Luke 11:1).  At Weymouth Baptist Church we desire to equip every person to be able to do this, release every person to a rich and rewarding prayer life, and continue to expand this ministry.

 


 

Coming Forward for Prayer 

 

You will receive a warm welcome whenever you come forward for prayer.  We offer our total dependency on God and a willingness to give time and listen without judgment as we seek God’s wholeness and healing with each person.  Most of the team have themselves received ministry and are in the process of being healed so understanding runs deep among the team members.

Prayer ministry is available during and at the end of each service by coming to the front of the church where a member of the team will join you to pray for you (Intercessors).  Those ministering are trained and appointed by the Church leadership.

 


 

Pastoral Prayer Ministry 

 

This ministry is offered to those who regularly worship at Weymouth Baptist Church and are seeking to receive God’s wholeness, freedom and deeper healing in their lives without the time restraints of the end of service prayer ministry.

This would usually involve an agreed number of weeks with two members of the prayer team.  For more information contact Vicki Sharkey.

We do not offer counseling but it may be possible to put you in touch with organizations that do.

 


 

Prayer Soaking 

 

Soaking is an opportunity to spend quality time with God and allowing Him to come and minister deep into our hearts.  Unlike traditional prayer ministry where someone might pray with a person for a specific need, soaking simply makes space for heart to heart ministry between individuals and the Lord.

While intimate worship music plays we quieten our hearts and allow God to speak to us.  You might want to bring a small cushion to place under your head and a notebook to record what God puts on your heart.  One or two leaders will cover the meeting to make sure it is a safe place for people to receive from the Lord.

Whether we need spiritual refreshing, fresh vision, direction, healing, unburdening or just deeper intimacy with the Lord, soaking can help.  These sessions are all about being cleansed, prepared and anointed, just as Queen Esther was before her meeting with the King.  It is about us coming before the Father just as we are, just being ourselves in His loving arms.

Weymouth Baptist Church runs monthly prayer soaking evenings.  Please contact Vicki Sharkey for more information.

 


 

Prayer Chain

 

This ministry is so valuable and is for emergency needs that arise and require urgent prayer.  If you are in a home group, contact your group leader for further information.  If not, contact Doris Flack.  Details can be found inside the front cover of the Members Directory.  Home groups meet each week and spend part of the evening in prayer.

 


 


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