because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
Prayer Ministry is an important thing for the body of Christ. At Grace, we believe that receiving prayer ministry can lead to deep emotional and physical healing and help people walk closer with God.
At the center of Prayer Ministry is the direct work of God in the life and heart of the receiver. Prayer ministers are trained to assist the receiver to identify and deal with issues that may be causing them pain, stress, or difficulty in their lives. But the main thing that a prayer minister will do is help the receiver hear and respond to God. Prayer Ministry is God’s ministry.
Prayer ministry at Grace takes several forms. Every Sunday, there is a team of Altar Ministers that is available right after Sunday morning services.
In addition, Grace is cultivating a Restoring the Foundations ministry, which is a system of healing and prayer. For several years, Grace has hosted Elijah House training.
In addition to formal ministry systems, the Prayer Ministry Team is available for unstructured prayer times.
For more information about prayer ministry at Grace, please see the Next Step page or contact the Grace Church Office