What is a prayer chain?
It is a commitment by a number of people who have agreed to pray (with complete confidentiality) for people in the parish and further afield as part of their daily prayers.
They are linked, like a chain, to one another so that the needs for prayer can be passed on to all the members of the chain.
Who can be prayed for?
Requests are received from anyone at all who feels in need of prayer, or who might have a relative, friend or person they are concerned about, or an issue that they wish to be remembered in prayer.
Normally, but not in every circumstance, those being prayed for specifically should know about any request made on their behalf and be in agreement with it going forward.
Is it the same as being prayed for at Sunday worship?
No. The prayer chain does not pass names for use in Public Worship or to be posted on the prayer board in church.
Will those being prayed for become known in church circles?
No. This is a completely confidential process.
Members of the prayer chain only pass on information to other prayer chain members directly.
They will not leave messages on answer phones or leave papers about in church to be picked up by colleagues.
What sort of issues can be prayed for?
… well, winning the lottery is not one of them!
For those bereaved
Those preparing for, or recovering from surgery
Those going through stressful times in their lives
Any who are fearful
The terminally ill
Those with family worries
… and others too
How do I make a request?
Simply use this form to email St. George’s Prayer Chain. This request goes directly to a member of our Prayer Chain.