The Prayer Chain is a ministry in which members of the church (both present and past) can go to should they request a prayer for themselves or someone they know. The prayers go out to those on the Prayer Chain list in the form of an e-mail and are sent in Blind Copy format such that the e-mail addresses are hidden. Those who wish to receive Prayer Chain e-mails can make a request to place their e-mail addresses on the e-mail list via Individuals can request to be prayed for anonymously. First names or initials can be used for sensitive issues. Individuals who submit a prayer request on behalf of someone else must receive their permission first.