Have you been in a crisis situation and needed to know that someone is praying for you? Have you sat at a bedside and needed to know that you are not alone in prayers for someone you love? Our church has opportunities for you to know you are not alone. You can fill in a prayer request on the corner of your bulletin and put it in the offering plate or give to one of the pastors. You can call the church office. You can go online to “welcometowilliams.org“ and list your prayer request. There is a list for every week.
There is a prayer group that meets Mondays at 10 a.m. to actively pray for our prayer needs. The staff of our church spends 30 minutes to an hour of each staff meeting in prayer for the needs of our church. Choirs, bells, chimes, and liturgical dancers spend part of each rehearsal in prayer. Our Sunday school classes pray, as well. As a church, we believe in active heartfelt prayer for the needs of God’s people.
We have Stephen Ministers who walk with people in life crisis. Patsy Morriss is who you contact if a partner could help you through a time of trouble. They are not there to solve problems, but to listen and to pray.
The prayer room is located by the entrance to the welcome center. This room is available to all persons 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It has kneeling rails, and chairs, as well as a restroom. It is dedicated specifically as a place of prayer. There are photographs on this page that show this wonderful place. I encourage you to experience time in this special place.
One of our core anchor groups in prayer ministry meets in this room at 10 a.m. Monday mornings. They spend an hour or so in prayer. These are the people we contact when there is a crisis. Margy Chaufty, Ann Duskey, and Dorothy Dillard are faithful in this ministry. There are occasions when one is ill or out of town. They are asking for reinforcements. All Christians are charged to be intercessors. “I exhort you therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.” 1 Timothy 2:1. Can you join them?
There can be other groups, and other times, but we need more people who are committed to spending time in prayer for our church and our people. Are you willing to be a member of this group or start another group? Are you willing to follow the directions of scripture? If you have read this far, God is probably calling you to be part of our prayer ministry. As God touches your heart, please respond.
Will you join us in prayer? Let me know.
Prayer requests are listed in our bulletin, website and on our facebook prayer page.