During the Christmas season, volunteers for The Upper Room Living Prayer Center receive more calls related to grief and loneliness than any other time of the year. “It is common for people to be sad during the holidays for a number of reasons: grief, stress, financial concerns, loneliness,” explains prayer center manager Migdiel Perez.
The Upper Room Living Prayer Center volunteers respond to over 800 people requesting prayer each day. While the volunteers pray for those who email or call, we ask that you pray for the volunteers. When you support the prayer center with your prayers and financial support, you bring comfort, joy, and prayer during this season and throughout the year.
To request prayer or to learn about volunteering for the prayer center, click here.
If you would like to support The Upper Room Living Prayer Center, click here.
For some helpful advice about coping with the holiday blues, we found this helpful article from The United Methodist Church:
Sad at Christmas? Advice for coping with holiday blues | by Joe Iovino
‘Tis the season we feel pressure to be jolly, but what if we’re not? United Methodist pastors and counselors offer ways to deal with being down.
In December, we watch “magical” Christmas movies, shop from stores promising a special season, and hear songs proclaiming this as “the most wonderful time of the year.” We feel pressure to be jolly, but sometimes we’re not. READ MORE