This gift or unique role will allow you to pray for other members of the body in such a way that your prayers will be of benefit to them. You will enjoy praying regularly and, perhaps, for extended periods of time. You may be able to see frequent and specific answers to prayer.

Scriptural References: James 5:14-16, Colossians 4:12, Acts 6:4, Acts 12:5, Ephesians 6:18

People with this gift:

  • have a strong faith that God listens to and answers prayer.
  • enjoy their role of intercessor and praying for the needs of others.
  • are attentive to the needs of others and how God is working in their lives and in the world.
  • find peace in prayer and receive strength from God through the Spirit.
  • are comfortable being entrusted with people‚Äôs pain and suffering as well as their joys and celebrations.

A person with this gift is usually:

  • Caring
  • Spiritual
  • Patient
  • Faith-filled
  • Reliable
  • Sincere
  • Dedicated
  • Trustworthy

Examples of Ministry Opportunities:

Prayer Ministry, card ministry, small group ministry, Visitation Ministry, Prayer Shawl Ministry

This gift belongs to the category ASSISTANCE. You may find it useful to get information on other gifts in this category: Helps, Hospitality, Mercy, Serving.

Cautions for people with this gift: feeling that their gift is not valued; diminishing the spiritual contribution to the body of Christ that comes from this ministry; using prayer as an escape from fulfilling responsibilities.