Jonah Prayer Ministry
What is "Jonah Prayer Ministry"?
Jonah Prayer Ministry is a prayer ministry based at the parish level. The goal is for every parish to have Jonah Prayer Ministry or its equivalent. Praying over each other is an excellent way to affirm each other's faith as a community, to let the Holy Spirit heal our hurts and to open our eyes to being thankful for the truth and love in every situation that we experience.
Jonah Prayer Ministers are people like yourself who are approved by the pastor for this ministry. Ministry members feel the call to pray for others or desire to use their spiritual gifts of prayer given to them by the Holy Spirit. After training, Jonah Prayer ministers pray in small groups with individuals who request prayer support, maintaining confidence in all matters. Ministry sessions are scheduled according to individual parish activity and with pastoral approval.
In summary, Jonah Prayer Ministry is another beautiful way that the Holy Spirit can have profound direct spiritual impact both in the parish community and in personal lives. Jonah Prayer Ministry is about being present to fellow parishioners through prayer and praying with expectant faith knowing God brings about transformation/healing/growth.
"Christ has no body now on earth but yours, No hands but yours, no feet but yours, Yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ's compassion to the world; Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now." -St. Teresa of Avila
Interested in becoming a Jonah Prayer Minister?
Jonah Prayer Ministers are attend an archdiocesan workshops to train prayer ministers for ministry in their parishes.
The following Jonah Prayer Ministry Training Seminars are scheduled:
One Day Training - Saturday August 21st from 9am to 4pm at the Catholic Renewal Center. Please bring your lunch.
Two Day Training - Saturdays November 6th and 13th from 9am to 3pm at the Catholic Renewal Center. Please bring your lunch.
Applicants will need the signature of their pastor on the application form. Forms may be copied at the parish office, or call 314-731-6100.
For more information or questions about the Jonah Prayer Ministry contact Debbieschaefer1962@gmail.com or 314-568-7717 or Tina Ferder at the Catholic Renewal Center, 314-731-6100, firstname.lastname@example.org.