Prayer Ministry

Oswald Chambers said, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” We want every ministry in our church to flourish in the rich soil of prayer. And since a praying church is made up of praying people, we want to encourage and equip you in your own life of prayer. Below you will find more information about resources and events designed to create a culture of prayer at Hamblen. If you have questions about prayer ministry, please contact Katie Stark (


Do you need prayer?

Prayer request cards are available in the Sanctuary pew pockets – fill one out and put it in the offering plate or in Katie Stark’s mailbox (located outside the church office).

To submit prayer requests to the prayer chain, please email  If you are submitting a prayer request for someone else, please make sure you have their permission to share the request before submitting it.  To guide us in our prayer, we would love the following information:

Your Name

Person Needing Prayer

Prayer request description

Desired outcome

Open Prayer Group

If you feel called to pray for others and our world, consider joining the open prayer group. We gather on a monthly basis to pray for those in our church who have submitted prayer requests either in church or through the prayer chain. You don’t have to be an expert in prayer to join this ministry – we will all learn and grow together as we pray together.  Check the calendar for the next gathering.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Many people skilled in knitting/crocheting have spent hours praying while making shawls and lap robes. These shawls and lap robes are available for anyone who needs to be “clothed in prayer”. They are meant to be a physical symbol of being wrapped in prayer. If you would like to receive a prayer shawl or lap robe please contact one of the pastors.

Prayer Exploration Group

There are countless ways to pray, but most people are only familiar with one or two forms of prayer (most common are spoken or silent prayers in your head). Each one of us is God’s unique creation and it makes sense that we each connect with God in different ways. If you would like to learn new ways to pray, please join the newly forming prayer exploration group that meets monthly. For more information contact Katie Stark (  Check the calendar for the next gathering.