Cornerstone Prayer Chain Guidelines
To pray for the needs and emergencies of our church family, friends, the community, and the world as
requested (Ephesians 6:18; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; James 5:16).
- Please pray immediately.
- Continue to pray and intercede for the prayer requests until you feel a release or until an
answer is posted.
- All requests are completely confidential, please do not discuss them with others or forward
messages outside the Prayer Chain.
- Please do not forward things to the email prayer chain list that are not requests.
- Responses can be very encouraging but they can also generate a lot of e-mail and can flood the e-mail in-boxes of members. Because of this, please send responses directly to those you are addressing rather than clicking ‘reply’ which goes out to the entire prayer chain.
- The e-mail address of those who post a request shows in the header of the e-mail under [Cornerstone-e-prayerchain]. If you have difficulty finding someone’s e-mail address, please contact the prayer chain coordinator (contact info available in church office).
Please keep the following in mind when posting a request:
- Please be brief and to the point.
- Please choose your wording carefully so that the need is clearly stated, but those reading
are not overwhelmed by the detail. It is not necessary to go into detail about relations, specific medical terminology and so on; the Lord knows all the details. The goal is to give enough information so we can pray intelligently.
- In order to respect people's privacy, please be certain that you have their permission before posting the request. First names or initials can be used for sensitive issues.
- If you have posted a request, when appropriate, please send updates so we can keep praying
specifically for the need.
- Please send praise reports of answers to prayer so we can all rejoice!
Thank you for serving in this ministry!
“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work." - Oswald Chambers
"No one's a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it." - Guy H. King