KARM is powered by prayer

Get involved in our Prayer Ministry

Prayer Ministry

SO MANY amazing folks are asking this question, “How can I help KARM?” Well, we have a couple of ideas below, and one of these ideas even gives you something fun and creative to do at home with your little ones…and big ones for that matter.


Oswald Chambers reminds us that “prayer is not FOR the work; prayer IS the work.”

We believe these words and believe there is no better time than now to roll out our Volunteer Prayer Ministry! Would you like to be part of this budding ministry? For those who join, we’ll provide weekly prayer requests from our staff. Sign up here: Prayer Ministry Form

Every Bed, Every Day

Prayer is so important that we offer the following ways for you to partner with us in this powerful ministry. 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.

During these days when all of us are at home more and looking for things to do, we would also love for you and your family to create index-card-sized homemade cards for staff to place on each of KARM’s bed pillows. Our goal is for Every Bed Every Day (EBED) to have a card placed on it.

These EBED cards could include a picture you’ve drawn, a Bible verse, a word of encouragement, etc. During these uncertain times, we believe these cards will deeply bless our guests who don’t usually receive mail from family or friends. With more than 300 beds, you cannot make too many cards.

Once completed, cards can be mailed to KARM, 418 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917, Attn: Jo-Ann Hansen.

We are so grateful for you!

For more information on how you can partner with us in the EBED ministry, visit

To download a fun EBED activity sheet, click the link below.

EBED Activity Sheet

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

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.)

“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