Prayer at Haymarket Church
Prayer is one of the core values and central practices at Haymarket Church. Prayer is the practice of seeking God daily and depending upon God fully. Everything we do at Haymarket Church is undergirded by prayer – we ask God for direction, seek to follow where God leads, and know that our work is only possible because of God’s power working through us.
How we Pray for Each Other
We believe that the people of a church should be praying for each other, and therefore we work hard to create opportunities for people to seek and offer prayer. The primary place we pray for each other is through our various Connect Groups – small groups of people who commit to growing in faith together and supporting people through life. These groups create space for people to pray for each other in intimate/personal settings. Each Sunday in worship, during our time of prayer, people are invited to lift prayer requests aloud during what is called “the prayers of the people.” In addition, people are invited to write prayer requests on our “connection cards,” and put them in the offering basket. A similar practice of sharing prayer requests happens each Wednesday during Dinner Church. Each week, our pastor and staff pray for any prayer requests received on those connection cards or shared during Dinner Church.
In addition, prayers are shared through our email “prayer chain.” People sign up to receive the prayer chain email. Then, whenever someone requests prayer, our prayer chain coordinator sends an email to everyone on the prayer chain list. Folks on that list have committed to praying for those prayer requests.
To submit a prayer to our email prayer chain, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if the prayer request is to be sent anonymously or if you are comfortable with people knowing your name. Also, please be sure not to share any confidential information about anyone else – please only share information that you have permission to share!
Sign up for the Prayer Chain
If you would like to subscribe to our prayer chain email list, and commit to praying for people who are requesting prayer, register using the form below. (For our full email list signup form, including our weekly email, pub theology, and more, go here.) Please remember that many of these prayer requests are sensitive/personal in nature, and so please do your best to treat them appropriately, holding them in confidence and respecting the privacy of the people invovled.