THE MISSION OF PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE IS TO PROVIDE SPIRITUAL CARE,
PRAYER & COMMUNITY RESOURCES THROUGH SPECIALLY TRAINED LAY CHAPLAINS
SERVING PATIENTS IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS AROUND THE WORLD.
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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (POP) is a faith-based organization which trains and supplies Volunteer Lay Chaplains in Healthcare settings around the world. The Spiritual Care provided by POP Lay Chaplains greatly affects the mental and emotional well-being during the patient’s process of coping with crises, disease, disruption from daily life, varying levels of isolation, suffering and end-of-life. The presence of God can provide peace and comfort to these individuals, their families and healthcare professionals.
With gratitude to God, POP responds to the commission of Jesus Christ:
“I was sick and you visited me.” — Matthew 25:36
Established in 1974, Reverend Larry Johnson’s vision took shape at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas. He was faced with many requests to provide prayer and Spiritual Care for patients arriving from around the world to the Texas Medical Center for treatments; while praying and seeking a solution, Rev. Johnson was inspired to train a group of Lay Chaplains to visit the sick in the hospitals and a great Guild was birthed!
Forty-nine years later
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (POP) continues with its #1 focus ~ Lay Chaplains are specially trained to provide spiritual care, community resources and prayer. During Spiritual Care Consults, the presence of God brings comfort while patients cope with varying levels of isolation, crises and suffering during the challenges of illness.
To-date, the Volunteer Lay Chaplains serve in over thirty-five hospitals across Greater Houston metropolis; Fort Bend, Galveston, Kendall, Llano, Montgomery, Polk, and Washington Counties; Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and New York. Internationally, POP Lay Chaplains serve in Fortaleza, Brazil; London, England; Tirunelveli, India; Welland, Ontario and The Republic of Singapore. Together with their community partners, POP is able to impact thousands of lives around the world annually.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE is a nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization, as approved by the Internal Revenue Service with Tax ID #81-3195902. Contributions to the Organization may be tax deductible.
The Board of Directors and Staff gratefully acknowledges the faithfulness of individuals, businesses, foundations, hospitals, churches, and faith-based organizations.
Thank you, eternally, for your prayers, time and financial support!