Category Archives: Prayer Ministry

Ministry of Intercession–An Example of a Stay-at-Home Mom

image From Charisma OnLine by Germaine Copeland:

As a stay-at-home mom, Rose’s world was very small. In fact, some days she wondered if her children would ever grow up, or would she forever be “Mommy”? Then Jesus reached way down for her; He came to her world, and she was never the same. She began a new walk, and prayer became a normal part of her day.

Every day is an adventure in the Spirit, and God will expand your vision of the world. On that day many years ago, Rose began a new adventure in prayer. Her three older children were in school, and the baby was asleep. As was her custom she went into her bedroom where she knelt to pray. The sun shining through the window welcomed her, and she was transported into the Sonlight of God’s love. Kneeling there, enjoying the warmth and the presence of her Lord, she became aware of other people. God opened her eyes, and she saw a parade of people dressed in native costumes walking before her. Overwhelmed, she asked, “Lord, what does this mean?”

God expanded her vision beyond the four walls of her home. That day she caught a glimpse of the heart of God and praised Him for including her in His plan for man. God loves the whole world. Jesus died that men and women of every nation and tribe might be free. Walking in the love of God became her great quest, her aim in life.

God will enlarge our capacity to love that we might understand His heart and see as He sees. He has involved His church in His plan. Our prayers prepare the way for His will to be done on earth even as it is in heaven. Let us be about our Father’s business.

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‘Blue Card’ Prayer Ministry

My home church, Vineyard Community Church Laguna Niguel, has an organized prayer ministry with many facets. One of the more successful and legendary parts of our prayer program is the ‘Blue Card Ministry’. I pass this on because I know that this blog has quite a few pastors who are regular readers and this program could be easily adapted and implemented for the benefit of many other churches and their members.

Here is how it works. Blue cards and small pencils are placed on the seats in the main worship room before every major service. On the cards are different boxes that can be checked. If you want to be on the VCC mailng list you can add you name, address, and phone number in the appropriate slots. There are several boxes to be checked for: more information on specific church ministries, personal contact, to make a commitment to Christ, or to request baptism. Then at the bottom of the long card (3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″) is the prayer section entitled:

Prayer Request or Praise Report:”

with check boxes for __Confidential, __For Prayer Team, __Praise Report;

followed by 15 lines to write the request or praise report on.

There are lock boxes to drop the cards in at every exit from the sanctuary. Pastoral staff handles the cards and sends the prayer requests on to a prayer team of intercessors who pray over them each week.

Once a month or so, our pastor will comment on a praise report or have someone in the congregation come forward and give their testimony. The ‘Blue Card’ ministry has become legendary among the members of our church. Personally I have put in several confidential requests for prayer for one or more of my grown children and have seen wonderful results. The best part, it has increased the faith of our people tremendously.

Here are links to just a few of the ‘Blue Card’ praise reports that folks sent in:

Blue Card Testimonies- October

September Blue Card Praise Reports

August Blue Card Testimonies

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