KARM is powered by prayer

Get involved in our Prayer Ministry

Every Bed, Every Day

We want every person who spends the night at KARM to be prayed for—every bed, every day. We don’t know who will spend the night in these beds, but God does. Every Bed, Every Day is similar to prayer walking—where a person or group of people walk the dorm, touching each bed and praying for the man or woman who will sleep there. Ideally, prayer occurs in KARM’s men’s and women’s dorms between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., when these areas are unoccupied. The idea is to touch each bed – not necessarily stopping at each one – although that is certainly permissible. However, with more than 300 beds, stopping at each one takes a fair amount of time.

Pray Where
You Are

If you are unable to physically come to KARM, you can pray where you are for daily needs at KARM. Please see our daily prayer calendar below and join us.

Pray that our guests, volunteers and staff will be able to enjoy Sabbath rest.


Pray for our FrontLine and Crossroads volunteers and staff who minister to those coming through KARM’s doors for the first time—pray for wisdom, strength, protection, and that they would be able to usher our guests into the presence of God.

Also, pray for the guests who come in needing help from our FrontLine and Crossroads teams—that their hearts and minds would be open to receive the help they need, for courage to take those first hard steps and for perseverance.


Pray for our LaunchPoint volunteers and staff—pray for wisdom, compassionate boldness and protection.

Also, pray for our LaunchPoint students—for courage in the face of doubt and humility in the presence of God; for hope to be reawakened and strength to do the next right thing; for perseverance as they make progress toward their goals; for them to be restored to God, themselves, their family and community.


Pray for our Outreach volunteers and staff—for them to be protected from evil and danger; for them to be given words to help the hurting who come to CityNights; for them to be light amid darkness; and to experience the strengthening joy of the Lord.

Also, pray for those who come to CityNights—for their hearts to be open to believe that God loves them just as they are and has a purpose for them; for courage and humility to accept help; for protection and guidance.


Pray for our Serenity volunteers and staff—for wisdom and guidance; for safety and resources; and for soul restoration as they minister to the women and children who have so many challenges.

Also, pray for the women and children at Serenity—for healing from their past traumatic experiences; for them to grow in their relationship with Christ and with each other; for them to experience a peace that passes understanding; for them to know they are beloved.


Pray for Berea volunteers and staff—for wisdom, guidance and patience, for God’s Word to dwell richly in them, for encouragement and perseverance. Pray that Berea students remain teachable; continue to grow in gratitude and in their leadership of other students; that they grow in community and continually deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and with other students; and that they experience the abundant life Jesus died to bring them.


Pray for our weekend volunteers, staff and guests—for wisdom and protection and that good choices would be made. Pray for our Saturday and Sunday CityNights team and guests. (See our Wednesday CityNights prayer needs.)

Notes and Cards

You can write and send us encouraging notes or cards (preferably post-card size) for our volunteers to leave on the pillows of our beds.

Please mail your notes to:

Jo-Ann Hansen
418 North Broadway,
Knoxville, TN 37917

“Prayer does not equip us for greater works—prayer is the greater work….We must learn to work according to God’s direction, and He says to pray….When you labor at prayer, from God’s perspective there are always results. What an astonishment it will be to see, once the veil is finally lifted, all the souls that have been reaped by you because you have been in the habit of taking your orders (to pray) from Jesus Christ.”

- Oswald Chambers