The ministry of prayer belongs to every believer. Prayer is a gift of God for the individual Christian's own sake and as a means to be a blessing in the lives of others. Berea members are encouraged to pray daily in the privacy of their own homes and hearts. A more deliberate habit of prayer is offered through Berea's prayer chains. Prayer requests (the forms for their submission are in the pew racks) are received each week through the offering plate and a small "Prayer Request" box in the narthex. Prayer requests are passed via telephone along chains of members who daily pray for these needs.