Prayer Ministry

Have you ever had anyone pray with you? BSUMC Prayer ministry offers prayer for our church family, our staff, and others in our community. Our trained prayer ministers offer caring and praying for those seeking healing prayer, and they believe the calling as a prayer warrior is both a privilege and an honor.

Do not be anxious about anything but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God;
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 4:6-7



Rev. Dr. Justin Gilreath
Krista & Jim Bannister, Co-Chairs

Prayer Requests

Prayer requests may be submitted by clicking here or simply by emailing [email protected]. Prayer requests are distributed to more than 120 members of the Buncombe Street community who pray daily for these concerns. All requests are considered public unless noted otherwise.

Soaking Prayer

Join us for soaking prayer the third Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in Memorial Chapel on the Downtown Campus. Soaking prayer is a time of rest under soft worship music. The emphasis is on relaxing, calming your soul, and bringing you closer to God. Soaking in prayer can help you to hear God’s voice clearly, your mind revive, relieve pain, help to find the way, refresh you, relieving your burden, giving you new sources of grace, patience and love. Our trained Prayer Ministers will come behind you and pray silently for your needs.

Praying For and With Others

Prayer Partners

Prayer Partners is an online community for receiving prayer requests and sharing them with members of Buncombe Street for purposeful prayer. A benefit of Prayer Partners is the wide reach of the prayer community. If you are a BSUMC member and are interested in becoming a Prayer Partner, and receiving and praying for incoming prayer requests daily, please complete this form to be added to the Prayer Partners mailing list.

Healing Prayer Training

Listen. Love. Pray. Buncombe Street offers opportunities to participate in training workshops, both onsite and offsite, to learn intercessory and healing prayer. To receive more information, contact Krista Bannister.

Learn more

Join other Buncombe Street laypeople and discover the fulfillment of community prayer. Tune into your spiritual calling and be a part of this growing ministry. All people are welcome to pray for others silently or aloud. To learn more about Buncombe Street’s Prayer Ministry, check out our upcoming prayer ministry events or contact Committee Chair Krista Bannister.


Prayer of Faith
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray
over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up.
And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
– James 5:13-15




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