Prayer Breakout Sessions
Prayer is powerful! Prayer helps us to find comfort in difficult times, to mend broken relationships, find peace and healing in our lives, overcome physical and spiritual pain and give thanks. The Prayer Breakout Sessions will be an opportunity to focus on our prayer relationship with God, to step away from the noise of daily life, experience the power of prayer, and receive Prayer Key Points that you can use in your everyday life. It is a time to come together as a community of believers and to support one another in prayer. Come expecting God to do great things during the prayer sessions!
Healing: Room C105
Prayer Captain: Gladys Lewis
In this prayer session, we will focus our prayers on those who are in need of physical or spiritual healing. We will ask for God's guidance and strength as we pray for those who are suffering. We believe that through the power of prayer, we can bring hope and healing to those who are hurting. Prayer is a source of strength and peace, and we hope that you will find comfort and healing through this prayer session.
Healing: A cry for healing is among our most urgent prayers. When we are in pain, we can turn to the Great Physician, Jesus Christ, for healing. It doesn't matter whether we need help in our body or our spirit; God has the power to make us better. The Bible offers many verses we can incorporate into our prayers for healing.
Scripture References: Exodus 15:26, Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17
Single Parenting: Room C106
Prayer Captain: Minister Jerisha "Ree" Goodwine
This prayer session will focus on women who are raising their children alone. Whether they be unwed, divorced, widowed, or married and simply parenting alone, we will come together to pray for strength and the ability to raise healthy, well-rounded children. In prayer, we can offer up our worries and concerns to a higher power and receive peace in return. We can also ask for guidance and wisdom on how best to care for our children. So let us come together in prayer for these women who are doing the difficult work of parenting alone.
Single Parenting: The Bible makes no reference to single parenting because all children are considered a gift from the Lord, no matter the circumstances of conception.
Scripture References: Psalm 127:3
Parenting Young Adults: Room C108
Prayer Captain: Lady Ruby Cunningham
In this prayer session, we will focus on asking for patience, understanding, and the strength to forge new pathways as parents with our adult children. We know that parenting is not always easy, but we also know that it is a rewarding journey. As we pray for guidance and strength, we also remember the joy that our children bring into our lives. We are grateful for their presence in our lives and for the chance to be their parents.
Parenting Young Adults: Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it. When our children are born, we guide them, nurture them, and provide for them in every way. We are careful to provide structure, discipline, and lots of love. It all seems so simple when they are small and accept everything that we share, but that quickly shifts when they move into adulthood.
Scripture References: Proverbs 22:6
Grief: Room C114
Prayer Captain: Dionne Washington
In this prayer session, we will focus our prayers on those who have experienced any kind of loss. We will pray for the Holy Spirit to provide them with the comfort and strength they need to work through the pain, hurt, and emptiness that may remain. Knowing that there is hope for joy that will come can give people the strength they need to get through tough times. We pray that this intimate time will provide some comfort and strength to those who are going through difficult times.
Grief: Grief is a difficult emotion to deal with. It can be all-consuming and make us feel like we're stuck in a dark place. Many times, we don't want to hear words of comfort from others because we feel like they can't possibly understand what we're going through. But the Bible is different, it gives us hope that one day our grief will be turned into joy. It is a source of strength and comfort during our darkest times. The Bible brings comfort to our souls because it is the word of God. God knows our pain and suffering. He knows what we're going through, and he wants to help us through it.
Scripture References: Matthew 5:4, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, John 16:33, James 1:2-3
Dealing With Abuse: Room C116
Prayer Captain: Minister Josephine Castillo
This prayer session will be focused on those who are victims of Abuse: Physical, psychological (mental/emotional), sexual, neglect, or verbal ( bullying, name-calling, disrespect, etc.). Physical Abuse can be identified as anything that causes pain or threats of physical force. Sexual Abuse involves any kind of unwanted contact or inappropriate touching. Neglect consists in failing to provide children and the elderly with basic needs, i.e., food, shelter, clothing, hygiene, love, or care.
Abuse: The harm or self-gratifying use of a living being is inflicted by wicked individuals, never by the Lord God or by those who genuinely follow in His ways. God’s loving concern for His people and the value He places on every life contrasts sharply with abuse. Forgiveness is the greatest defense and/or asset to dealing with abuse.
Scripture References: Psalm 127, Psalm 31,Ephesians 4:31-32,Matthew 18:21-22,Matthew 6:14-15,Romans 12,Colossians 3:19
Marriage: Room C115
Prayer Captain: Minister Lisa Christon
This Prayer Session will have focused prayer for those who desire prayer for marriage, husbands, wives, newlyweds and engagement. Prayer is a vital part of a healthy marriage relationship. Prayer brings couples closer to God and each other. It is a way to communicate needs and desires and to ask for strength, wisdom, and guidance. Prayer can also be a time of thanksgiving and praise. When couples pray together regularly, they cultivate intimacy and closeness that can weather any storm. If you are married or engaged, make prayer a Priority in your relationship. If you long for marriage, we will stand with you in Prayer.
Marriage: Marriage is a sacred vow between a man and woman to "become one flesh," as the scripture says. God's view of marriage is the divine plan for sexual relationships to secure stable families and committed parents and spouses. The Bible provides numerous verses that give guidance for married couples, husbands, wives, newlyweds, and engagement. Scripture offers valuable wisdom and advice whether you are considering a dating relationship, planning a wedding, or finding your marriage struggling.
Scripture References: Hebrews 13:4, Proverbs 18:22, Genesis 2:24
Physical and Mental Health: Room C117
Prayer Captain: Dr. De-Borah Byrd-Lynn
In this Prayer Session, we will have focused prayer for those who desire prayer for Physical and Mental Health. The mind, body, and spirit are all connected, and when one is not well, the others are affected as well. Mental Health is something that affects us all, and we need to come together to support each other in prayer. We know that God hears our prayers and that He is able to do anything.
Physical and Mental Health: The Bible speaks explicitly about physical health. We should maintain our physical health as it allows us to carry out God's assignments for us. Regarding mental health, the Bible does not expressly speak on mental health, but it does concerning spiritual brokenness and the condition of the soul. Mental health is essential, as it affects the whole being; heart, mind, spirit, and soul. We must also seek to be mentally healthy, keeping our thoughts and minds on things of God.
Scripture References: Proverbs 4:23, Genesis 3, Isaiah 59:2, Romans 8:21–22, Romans 12:2, Psalm 23:3, Timothy 1:7, John 14:27, Matthew 11:28, Isaiah 41:10; Matthew 6:34; Philippians 4:6; 1 Peter 5:7
Finances: Room C118
Prayer Captain- Reverend Jacqueline Harris
In this prayer session, we will be focused on praying for those who desire prayer for their finances. Whether you are in need of a financial breakthrough or want to be better stewards of your money, we invite you to join us in seeking God's guidance and wisdom.
Come with an open heart and mind, ready to receive all God has for you. We believe that He hears our prayers and knows our needs, and we trust that He will provide for us abundantly.
Finances: The Bible's message is clear, be wise in your choices. The Bible tells us that we need to be wise with our money. This means that we should save money but not hoard it. We should spend money, but do so carefully and with control. We should give back to the Lord joyfully and sacrificially. We should use our money to help others in need, but always with discernment and guidance from God's Spirit.
Scripture References: Luke 6:38, Philippians 4:19