Gourd Springs Baptist Church Prayer Ministry

“With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, …”  -Ephesians 6:18
 

Commitment From Your Ministry

The Prayer Ministry aims to lead and educate the church in both individual and corporate prayer by providing resources and opportunities that create an awareness of the power of prayer, leading to a mature and passionate prayer life.  We commit ourselves to faithfully stand in the gap for the concerns of our leadership, our ministries, and our brothers and sisters, out of obedience to God and commitment to GSBC, that His House will be called a House of Prayer. 

How To Submit Your Prayer Requests

Wednesday Evening ServiceYou may give your request openly during our prayer time.

Prayer Box:  You may fill out a prayer request form and place it in one of our prayer boxes located in the sanctuary foyer and at the altar.

E-mail:  You may send an e-mail to our Prayer Ministry e-mail at gourdspringsprayer@gmail.com

Direct Contact:  You may see/call/text: Prayer Director, Aimee Bottorff, 24 hours a day at (910) 583-6548.

How Your Requests Are Handled

Public Requests: These concerns will be shared with your Pastor, Prayer Director, Prayer Team, the Wednesday evening congregation, and those GSBC members who are connected to our public prayer list through Awaken Prayer*. 

Semi-Private Requests: These concerns will be shared with your Pastor, Prayer Director, and Prayer Team only.

Private Requests: These issues may be of such a delicate and personal nature that public disclosure would be difficult.  Entrusting them here ensures your Pastor and your Prayer Director, who are committed to the ministry of prayer, will uphold your concerns before the Lord as well as keep your matters confidential.

If you have any concern that you would like to be covered in prayer but are not sure how to address it, please see your Prayer Director at any time for help with this.

Prayer Request Updates

The Bible tells us to “Bear one another’s burdens” in Galatians 6:2 and this is our desire!  We are dedicated to praying your request through to its completion, so please keep us informed in how your request is progressing so we may adjust our specific prayers over your concern.  Especially let us know how God answers your prayers as praise reports greatly encourage all who hear them.  Updates may be given using the same options as when submitting your original request.  Public praise reports are posted on the Answered Prayer boards in the back of the sanctuary as an offering of thanksgiving to the Lord and a testimony to the congregation.

*Please Join Us on “Awaken Prayer”!

“Awaken Prayer” is an app that allows us to use the convenience of technology to send out and keep track of our prayer requests.  Access to our Awaken Prayer group is open to all church members who would like to receive the public prayer requests from our ministries and our fellow church members.

 (1) Start by choosing which way you would like to use Awaken Prayer:

-You can download the “Awaken Prayer” app at the Apple store or the Google Play store.

-You can go to Awakenprayer.com and have web-based access.

(2) Sign up at the welcome desk or see/call/text Aimee Bottorff at (910) 583-6548 to be added to our group.

(3) Start praying for our ministries and our church family!

You can receive our prayer request notifications as they come in through the app or e-mail, or choose no notifications and simply log in anytime you would like to pray over our current lists. 

“Awaken Prayer” has many tools to help organize your personal prayer life as well to assist you to, “pray without ceasing,” 1 Thessalonians 5:17.  Join us today and experience the Living God through prayer and allow Him to transform you through it!

Opportunities to Pray

-Daily with the Awaken Prayer app, which gives any church member access to our current public prayer list.

-Weekly prayer walk through our sanctuary and Sunday School classrooms on Sunday mornings at 9:10am in preparation for our time of learning and worship together. 

-Weekly prayer time on Wednesday evenings during our worship service beginning at 7:00pm.

-Monthly Churchwide Prayer event on the first Wednesday evening of the month at 7:00pm where all ages come together to pray over various topics in a small group setting designed to help us grow in our prayer life.

-Monthly Campus Prayer Walk on the last Friday morning of the month beginning at 9am where we walk through the whole campus and pray over the church and all our ministries and their leaders.              

-Periodic special events that are announced as they come!

Join us in our opportunities to make GSBC a House of Prayer for the Living God!

Thank you for letting us partner with you in prayer!

“Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you…” 1 Samuel 12:23a