Prayer is conversation with God. It is a way to strengthen our relationship with our Father. As we grow in our love for Jesus, we will desire to increasingly and unceasingly talk to Him. Prayer helps us discover what God is doing and trace His hand in the circumstances of our lives. In the process, God transforms us. Prayer is not a means of manipulating the master plan, but of being shaped by the master's hand.
Our Purpose is to pray for the needs of others. A prayer chain is an effective way to bring the power of many prayers to those in need. A prayer chain is a way for people to gain God's assistance through prayer for any need by permitting the intercessor to pray as Jesus prayed. It is interceding or praying on behalf of one another. Just as the Holy Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God, so we also intercede. The commitment to pray for others is a sacred privilege and is an example of faith in action.
Guidelines for participating in the St. James Prayer Chain:
ALL prayer requests are completely confidential. Please do not discuss the prayer requests with others or forward messages outside the Prayer Chain. The names of persons requesting prayer and their personal situations are not open for discussion or to be questioned.
Our prayer chain consists of church members, not limited by gender or age, who are committed prayer warriors.
Prayer requests will be forwarded to Prayer Chain members through email by Claudia Hart, the prayer chain coordinator.
Please pray immediately upon receipt of prayer requests.
Continue to pray and intercede for the prayer requests until you feel a release or until notified otherwise.
Prayer needs a balance of praise, intercession, thanksgiving, and confession. Praying for one another is our calling as we journey in faith together. Intercession is a daily service we owe to God. It's a gift of God's grace. It can happen in worship as well as while driving to work. Praying Christians pray anytime and anywhere, and they truly make a difference. When praying for others or asking for prayer, our bond of unity is strengthened. Praying for one another is an important part of fulfilling Christ's command to love one another each day.
Spirituality Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Serving the Lord characterizes the mature, spiritual Christian. We serve Him in prayer, praise, worship, and the Word of God. We serve Him in loving and serving others. And we serve Him in commitment to His Church and its multifaceted ministries. Spiritual men and women hear from God through the Holy Spirit. This type of sensitivity to the Lord's voice requires an active prayer life. Spirituality is an awareness of the sacredness of everything.
The term "spirituality" originally developed within early Christianity, referring to a life oriented toward the Holy Spirit.
Spiritual understanding is accessed when I am prayerfully centered in the energy of my heart. It is not always specific, and it may not seem immediately relevant. Spiritual understanding provides me with a feeling of security and peace, a sense of being exactly where I am meant to be at any given moment. It guides me through every choice I make. In faith, I know that God's power is greater than any circumstance, and I call upon that energy for every choice or decision.