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“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.”  Oswald Chambers

The role of the Prayer Team is to organise prayer events in the church. Here are just a few examples:

Prayer Ministry – ministering to others by the ‘laying on of hands’ and praying for them for healing, to be filled with the Holy Spirit, for guidance, encouragement, blessing etc. This is conducted after both morning and evening services and the prayer ministry team also works alongside the pastoral care team to pray for others when required.

Steps to Freedom -The “Steps to Freedom” prayer counselling ministry is the prayer component of the overall Freedom in Christ approach. It is a prayer/repentance or “truth encounter” rather than a “power encounter”.

The person going through the Steps is taking responsibility for their life and growth by asking the Lord to show them of any area in their life where an issue needs to be resolved. They then choose to repent of everything the Lord shows them thus removing any grounds the enemy may have had in their life. It’s based on James 4:7, “submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Very simple and gentle – but amazingly effective!

Ongoing training, whether in prayer ministry or steps to freedom is also a vital part of the work we do.

Prayer Triplets – A prayer triplet is a simple plan for a group of three to meet together and pray regularly, and is an exciting extension to the church’s prayer life. Additional advantages include mutual accountability, focusing your prayer life and knowing that friends are praying for and caring for you.

Prayer Days are held every few months in the church to encourage people to come along and spend time with God on their own or in a group, to pray for their own needs, or the needs of the church.

Prayer Walks are held over the summer months. We simply encourage people to go for a walk and pray for the community in which they live.

A Prayer Chain has been set up which covers emergency prayer requests. If you have an emergency/ urgent prayer request, then please get in touch with Jim McGillivray, Mark Cairney or Irene Arton or email the team at prayer@eastmainsbc.com they will pass it on to a small team of people who’ll dedicate time in prayer on your behalf.

Confidentiality will be respected at all times as we pray for you.