Power of Prayer Grays Harbor Starts Prayer Ministry at Food Bank

December 01, 2007

When Cristian Bobocea, Grays Harbor Church pastor, suggested a prayer ministry last spring at the Grays Harbor Adventist Food Bank, Kathleen Abbott, Jo Ann Drake, Patti Kramer and Doris Tsuha eagerly started the Still Waters Prayer Ministry.

When someone visits the food bank, a member of the prayer team will ask, "Do you have any concerns you'd like me to pray with you about... any illness in the family, need of housing, employment, finances, any relationship problems?" After listening to the request, the team member offers a short prayer.

Each prayer partner receives copies of each week's prayer requests, which are then prayed for daily until the following Thursday when we ask the question again of that week's clients.

Since this prayer ministry started six months ago, we have received 880 prayer requests. We have also received answers to our prayers. We know of two individuals whose cancer has gone into remission and one lady who no longer needs to have her foot amputated! Another client was able to find an apartment for $450, and no longer had to pay $850 at the motel.

We rejoice with our clients when their needs are met. We have been very blessed by following the admonition found in Hebrews 4:16, "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."