Prayer Ministry

At Messiah Community Church there are several facets of the prayer ministry.

Our belief at Messiah Community Church is that prayer (intimacy with God) is a vital part of every believer’s life.  We also believe that corporate prayer is the foundation to all aspects of the church, ministry, and to us as a body of believers.  We will post prayer request via e-mail or text message to our prayer teams and entire membership on occasion.  It is our belief that prayer draws us closer to God but that YHVH is always with us.  It isn't as though we have to go find Him or shout Him into our presence.  Prayer opens our hearts and minds to His presence.  This intimacy creates an atmosphere of expectancy and blessing.

Our prayer ministry is headed by Ms. Patti Andrews who comes to us from South Bend, IN.  She believes in much prayer and comes from experience at Dr. Lester Sumrall's church where she and her late husband were deacons.  Ms. Patti oversees a prayer chain where various members are called to pray over request and urgent needs submitted by other members.  We believe prayer should be given for the entire body of Christ as well as our local ministry.  Prayer teams will also visit members or loved ones at hospitals and homes if they request a visit.  

From the day of Pentecost, there has been not one great spiritual awakening in any land which has not begun in union of prayer, though only among two or three; no such outward, upward movement has continued after such prayer meetings declined.         ~ Dr. A. T. Pierson

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.  James 5:13-14 

We often have times of prayer at the altar on a Sunday morning.  It is our conviction that those sitting in the pews have as much anointing on them to heal and minister to the hurting as the Pastor and Elders.  We invite our members to minister to one another during our worship times and to pray for one another.  They are also encouraged to exercise the gifts of the Spirit as He gives them direction to do so.


For more information about prayer at Messiah Community Church contact Ms. Patti at