The New Zealand Christian Prayerline provides a “Care” programme for any person in New Zealand who wishes to respond to a trauma, concern or issue in their life, or in the life of another person through the medium of PRAYER.
The service is provided primarily via a nation-wide free-phone number, but includes prayer via email, a webpage. In support of these prayer opportunities is a substantial referral webpage that links to information, referrals and other resources.
When a caller dials the 0800508080 number they will be met with a voice menu advising them of their choices at that moment, either to speak with a prayer servant for real time prayer, or to record a prayer request, or to listen to an information message.
As this is a prayer service and not a counselling or advisory service, a “prayer transaction” should average about 3 minutes in duration.
Additionally that prayer would be available via every practicable technological means that appeals to the generations, from children to every elderly.
Encourage and support people who call,
by prayerfully standing in the gap,
as the Caller seeks to connect with God
in their situation.
WE INTEND TO PROVIDE:
1. A NATIONWIDE PRAYER REQUEST/RESPONSE SERVICE AS THE PRIMARY SERVICE PROVISION.
Prayer response NOT:
advice, counsel or wisdom response
problem solving response
Encouraging the Caller:
to be dependent on God and the WORD
to show people the ANSWER, Jesus & Scripture
to make a commitment for Christ
2. SCRIPTURAL(PERT) TRAINED PRAYER PERSONNEL TO RESPOND TO THE CALLER
3. Appropriate technology based Prayer Request / Response services as a Secondary service provision
4. Web based Support Services enhancing the Primary and Secondary services
5. Comprehensive administration, pastoral care and training support
Aim: The Mission Aim is to Put People in touch with The Answer so that He, through the Holy Spirit, will minister and provide for that person regardless of color, creed, personal and social circumstances.
The Prayer Servant’s Aim is to be a Prayer Voice for our Nation.
Together, the aim of the ministry is to (1) receive the Caller, (2) hear the cry of their heart, (3) help them to bring that situation into the presence of our loving Father (2 Cor. 1:4), and (4) to encourage them to seek help through the local church.
The place of counselling, advice, opinion and etc is in (or through) the church, not at the end of a telephone – our job is PRAYER (2 Cor. 10:4 & 5), then referral.