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How to Become a Prayer Partner

If you are a born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ with a desire to pray for others, you may want to consider becoming a Prayer Partner at The Upper Room.

Prayer partners are volunteers who accept the responsibility of coming to The Upper Room in Crowley for a two-hour commitment each week to respond to phone requests, record information and help callers by praying with them and offering encouragement. Opportunities extend from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are six positions each weekday (6 a.m.-8 a.m., 8 a.m.-10 a.m., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 12 p.m.-2 p.m., 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.)

Prior to assuming the role of a prayer partner, volunteers must complete a training session that normally takes about an hour and a half. There is no financial obligation, and there is no obligation to actually become a prayer partner after the training.

The training session covers the qualifications to become a prayer partner, how to minister most effectively to callers, how to extend the ministry through written resources, and how to blend into the interdenominational view of the ministry. After completing the training, prospective partners are given the opportunity to make a commitment to a specific two-hour time slot each week.

The ministry of The Upper Room is very rewarding and fulfilling as God hears and answers prayer. Praise reports of answered prayer come in regularly. Prayer partners regularly lead callers in a prayer of salvation to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. It is not necessary to have been a Christian for a long time to become a prayer partner. In fact, one of the assets of the ministry is that volunteers grow in faith quickly and in their ability to pray and minister to others.

If you are interested in becoming a prayer partner at The Upper Room, please read the Statement of Faith, the basic qualifications, and send us an e-mail request for a Prayer Partner Application.

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