Prayer Ministry

“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.

Pray in our Prayer Room

Our prayer room is also equipped with six individual prayer rooms. We are asking that our members commit to pray in one of these rooms for 30 minutes every week. Commit to pray in our Prayer Room.

Pray from Home

If you are not able to make it to our prayer room, we invite you to make a commitment to set aside 30 minutes every week to pray through our prayer guide. Commit to pray from Home.

Prayer Requests

Have a prayer request? Submit it here and it will be prayed over by those viewing our prayer guide, as well as during our Sunday evening worship service.
Submit a prayer request.

Prayer Guide

Bellevue’s Prayer Guide, updated regularly, is a great way to help you structure your prayer time. Use this resource to pray for Bellevue, Memphis, and the world.
View Prayer Guide.

Prayer Room

Our Prayer Room is available to anybody without reservation. This room, equipped with prayer altars around a wooden cross, is perfect for preparing your heart and mind to enter into a time of prayer.

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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 …

  1. 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
  2. L.I.F.R. Partner Ministry (L.I.F.R.—Life Investment First Responder), praying for a Fire Fighter, Rescue, Paramedic, or EMT.
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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 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.