A prayer chain refers to a group of people who pray for the common intention (e.g. for needs of others). It arises when a number of people agree and commit to pray and/or fast for the common intention or for the needs of someone in need. They are connected in prayer and fasting like the links of a chain for the duration of the prayer chain.
Any situations that cause sadness, anxiety and distress:
- For those bereaved
- Accident victims
- Those preparing for, or recovering from surgery or illness
- Those going through stressful times in their lives
- Any who are fearful
- The terminally ill
- Those with family worries
- ... and others too
Normally, but not in every circumstance, those being prayed for specifically in a Prayer Chain should know about any request made on their behalf and be in agreement with it going forward.
|Matthew 18:20 NAB||For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.|
|Luke 1:37||For nothing will be impossible to God.|
|Philippians 4:6-7||Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.|