Prayers Of the People, a non-profit organization, continues with its #1 focus – spiritual care to patients, families, and healthcare professionals – in the outstanding healthcare systems with whom we partner.
Lay Ministers are trained to provide spiritual care and community resources. Solace and prayer are offered in the visits as the presence of God brings comfort while patients cope with disruption from daily life, varying levels of isolation, and suffering during the challenges of illness.
Together with our community partners we are able to impact thousands of lives from around the world on a yearly basis.
With gratitude to God,
POP responds to the commission of Jesus Christ:
“I was sick and you visited me”
Established in 1974, Reverend Dr. Lawrence W. Johnson’s vision took shape at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas. Faced with a growing number of requests to provide prayer and solace for patients arriving in Houston for medical treatments, he trained a group of church members to visit the sick in five hospitals of the Texas Medical Center. A great guild of Lay Ministers was born!
Forty-three years later…
Over 50 POP Lay Ministers are visiting patients in 31 hospitals!
Help us meet an important goal ~ 20,000 patient visits by year-end 2020!
Prayers of the People is supported by churches, hospitals, individuals, and foundations.