What is Prayer Ministry like at this church?

At Palo Alto Vineyard Church, we believe that God is always working and wants to grow us in our real-life relationship with Him.  We value helping others learn to hear the voice of God for themselves and for others, to pray for healing for the those who are sick, and to speak God's heart, all done in a spirit of love. Our Prayer Ministry department is co-led by Terence & Suzanne Magno. Terence is a volunteer leader and Suzanne is on staff as Director of Worship & Administration. If you have a question about this ministry, please send them an email: .

Prayer Ministry at our Sunday Services

Our Prayer Ministry Team is trained and ready to pray for you near the close of our church service. All are welcome to receive prayer during this time. You will be invited by the pastor at the end of the sermon to come up for prayer, and one to two individuals from our Prayer Ministry Team will come to you and ask if it's ok for them to pray for you. You have permission to ask for someone else, and you have permission to stop the prayer at any time. Our goal is for our team to speak God's heart to you, and not to give you advice or their personal opinion. Our priority is for you to experience God's love first above all. 

  • If you have children checked-in at kids church, you are still welcome to receive prayer - we aim to have prayer done by 11:35 am at the latest. If this is you, please let those praying for you know that you have to pick up your kids at kids church so that they will be mindful of the time.
  • If you need a longer time of prayer or have a desire for something more in-depth, our prayer team may suggest Soaking Prayer where there is more privacy and the comfort of a smaller office space. See below for more information about that.

Soaking Prayer Sessions

Soaking prayer is a sacred space where people inside and outside of the church are welcome to come for a deeper time of listening to God and soaking in His presenceTrained teams pray for individuals and/or couples for 45 minutes to 1.5 hours max, depending on the need. We offer prayers for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Contact our Soaking Prayer Leader with questions or to sign-up.

Prayer Ministry Trainings

We host trainings 1 to 2 times per year. Topics include: Hearing God, the Vineyard Prayer Model, Confession & Forgiveness, Healing of Memories, Healing of Trauma and Identity in Christ.

Intercessory Prayer Times

Join us to pray about various needs & concerns around the world and in our community.