Parish Organizations : Prayer Chain

 

HISTORY OF ST. MARY’S PRAYER CHAIN

 

The prayer chain was started at the request of the RENEW Prayer Committee during the first RENEW season in 1991. People were invited to be on a phone prayer chain to pray for the success of RENEW in our parish and also to pray for the special intentions and needs of parishioners.

 

Prayer is a vital part of our parish community. It is a source of life for us, individually, and for our parish.

 

While not everyone can contribute to the life of our parish through their active presence, everyone can help through their prayers. This is why, even after RENEW, the prayer chain has continued to be a vital ministry in our parish.

 

Everyone who has a local telephone number is welcome to be on the phone prayer chain. What follows is a description of how it works.

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

The prayer chain is made up of 8 smaller chains. By calling Louise Herndon at 369-6378 or 417-0355 with a request, the entire chain is activated.

 

The first person in the chain calls the first person on the next chain. Each person on the chain calls the person below him/her in his or her own chain. If no one answers, you skip that person and go on to the next until you reach someone. Later, you call the skipped person back and give them the request.

 

PLEASE MAKE THE REQUEST SIMPLE AND CLEAR AND READ THE REQUEST BACK TO ASSURE ACCURACY – excessive details are discouraged.

 

Pray immediately for the request and continue to remember it in prayer for at least three days.

 

All requests are kept CONFIDENTIAL. Thanksgiving prayers are encouraged.

 

Please contact Louise Herndon if you can no longer be on the prayer chain. We ask that we pray for each other that we persevere in patience and charity.