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What is Prayer Ministry?

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective..”
- James 5:16 NIV

We understand that hearing the words "prayer ministry" can often come with reservation, questions, and even confusion.  We hope that our team can answer your questions for you.  Prayer ministry for us is simple - we pray for you!  Either you can come to us for a private prayer session, or you can tell us your intentions and we will faithfully pray for you every day.  

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
- Philippians 4:6

 

Refuge Veritas team members are trained in Elijah House Prayer Ministry as well as JP2 "I AM" Healing Prayer.  With both of these reputable prayer styles under our belts, we use prudence and openness to the Holy Spirit to help you enter into a place of safety to dive into areas of your life that might be burdening you.

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First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men.."

- 1 Timothy 2:1

If you come to us for a prayer session, you will be greeted by a prayer leader and an intercessor.  The leader will be guiding you through your session and the intercessor will mostly be silent and an extra prayer support.  Transparency is critical to our team.  Please take time to read some of our guidelines below to best know how we as a team insure both your safety and our own.  

Prayer Ministry Team Members:

Ken Stager - Leader & Intercessor

Martina Beyer - Intercessor

Wesley Beyer - Intercessor

Whitney Stager, MS, LMFT, CCPS - Leader & Intercessor

Connor Schlaack - Leader & Intercessor

Alexa Harbor - Intercessor

To schedule a prayer session with one of our compassionate, knowledgeable team members,
please email:
info@refugeveritas.org

Prayer ministers must:

  • Be in a state of Grace.

  • Be attending monthly (if not bi monthly) confession.

  • Have made some kind of intentional fast before meeting with prayer recipient.  

  • Have prayed some kind of intentional prayer that day (or if early session, the night before) such as LOTO, DMC, Rosary, Act of Contrition, Daily Readings, etc. 

 

Blessing:

The prayer space is blessed with holy water and/or blessed salt at the start of any session. (Book of Blessings, no. 18, no. 1669; see Gn 12:2; Lk 6:28; Rom 12:14; 1 Pt 3:9, Can. 1170) 

Deliverance Prayers:
Following the Rule of the Code of Canon Law, no Team Member is allowed to lead any form of exorcism prayer
(Can. 1172 §1.). This includes, but is not limited to, leading them through prayers in the Rite of Exorcism, sharing discerned spirits with them, and speaking to the demonic.  

 

If the Refuge Veritas Team discerns there is something impeding the prayer recipient that is beyond the Team’s care, they will respectfully and reverently ask the individual to: 

1. Receive the Sacrament of Confession. 

2. If they feel safe, speak to their parish priest about what is occurring in them. 

3. Reach out to their Diocese for additional prayer support.

Praying with Minors:

Is permitted

1. A parent/guardian must be in the building. 

2. The parent/guardian must sign a release form.

3. The prayer ministers must be VIRTUS approved and background checked. 

4. There must be a window or door cracked in the room where the minor is being prayed with.  

5. Refuge Veritas Team Members are mandated reporters, so if there is anything disclosed at which the minor is in
danger or in danger of another, it must be reported to the Executive Director and to the proper authorities.

6. Whatever gender the individual is, a prayer minister of that gender should also be present. *

 

Praying with Any Age: 

1. Team Members must be VIRTUS approved and background checked.  

2. The same mandated reporting rules apply for all ages.  

3. Whatever gender the individual is, a prayer minister of that gender should also be present. *

4. The parent/guardian must sign a release form.

 

*Example: A man is coming for prayer, so there must be at least one male team member praying. 

Laying on of Hands & Blessing:

(Cann. 1166 - 1172, CCC 1131, CCC 1123)

  • Always ask for permission. 

  • Explain the meaning of necessary (especially if it is their first time receiving prayer).

  • Only a priest or Deacon may lay hands on head and only if permission is given.

  • Always ask first and where you may place hands (ex: “can I put my hand on your shoulder?” or  “can I hold your hand?”

  • If praying for a certain part of the body, be cautious of boundaries.  Only persons of the same gender may place hands anywhere else accept hands and shoulder (ex: hand over stomach, heart, leg).

  • No hands may be placed over pelvic region.

  • Team Members do not have authority to bless the prayer receiver with holy water/oil.  They may present them with the sacramental and encourage them to do it themself. (CCC 1669)

    • Stating “May God Bless you” or “In Jesus Name, bless ___” is permitted and encouraged.

Witnesses of Heaven:  

 

"All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity."
All are called to holiness: "Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

- CCC 2013

The way of perfection is only unattainable if it is not sought after with Christ as its Captain.  Holiness is for everyone. 
Prayer Ministers of Refuge Veritas are to, at every moment, alone or with others, always be an example of Christ and
Our Blessed Mother. 

 

“The way of perfection passes by way of the Cross. There is no holiness without renunciation
and spiritual battle.”

- CCC 2015 

 

Team Members must acknowledge that they are partaking in the ultimate Spiritual Battle for themselves, their loved ones, and for those coming for ministry to Refuge Veritas.

To schedule a prayer session please email: info@refugeveritas.org

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