“God will do some things whether we pray or not. But there are some things that God will only do if we pray.”
– Pastor Steve Gaines
At Bellevue, we believe that fervent prayer is essential to experiencing spiritual awakening. Every great movement of God has been preceded by prayer. When we, as a church, pray fervently like it matters, we will become a catalyst for spiritual awakening in Memphis and beyond.
We invite you to join us in spending 30 minutes a week praying for our church, our city, our nation, and the world. There are two ways to do this.
iRespond is a ministry of prayer for a church-affiliated Prayer Volunteer to “adopt” a First Responder for regular prayer.
There are two places to be involved—choose one. Pray as part of the …
- C.O.P. Partner Ministry (C.O.P.—Counting On Prayer), praying for a Law Enforcement Officer (Police Officer or Sheriff’s Deputy), OR the
- L.I.F.R. Partner Ministry (L.I.F.R.—Life Investment First Responder), praying for a Fire Fighter, Rescue, Paramedic, or EMT.
How Much Time? Each Prayer Volunteer agrees to pray daily for a First Responder (Law Enforcement Officer or Fire/Rescue Official).
- The extent of that prayer time is up to the individual. It can be a brief or extended time.
- Several prayer helps are available in the “My Response”—Prayer Partner Guidelines material to help a Prayer Volunteer in his/her prayer time.
How Do I Sign-Up?
- Simply fill out a “Church-Affiliated Prayer Volunteer Sign-Up Page” online at Bellevue.org/iRespond or fill out a Sign-Up Page with the essential information and give that to any “iRespond!” Ministry volunteer.
- The Prayer Volunteer is matched to pray for a First Responder—either a Law Enforcement Officer or a Fire Fighter, Rescue, Paramedic, or EMT.
- Each Prayer Volunteer will receive the Name and Department of a First Responder (Law Enforcement Officer OR Fire Fighter, Rescue, Paramedic, or EMT) AND receive the “My Response”—Prayer Partner Guidelines for his/her prayer time. This material gives specifics on how to pray for a First Responder and suggestions for different areas of prayer.