There are many church groups that can be petitioned to pray for someone in times of need. Examples include the Glory of Christ Church in Bronx, New York and the Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Those wishing to petition church groups for prayer can often do so online, by mail or by telephone. The website of the Glory of Christ Church, for example, has an easy-to-use online form.
Prayer petitions may be made by people wanting salvation, healing or simply guidance. Prayer groups will often meet to pray for those who have petitioned them. Confidentiality is generally a key concern.