“Hence monastic prayer, especially meditation and contemplative prayer, is not so much a way to find God as a way of resting in him whom we have found, who loves us, who is near to us, who comes to us to draw us to himself.”

― Thomas Merton, Contemplative Prayer

Need Prayer?  There are many ways our Prayer Team can pray with you.

On Sunday mornings, our Prayer Ministry Team is available to pray with anyone who needs prayer immediately following the 9:00 and 11:00 am services.

Call the Tehachapi Vineyard Church Office :  661-822-9313.  
The office is open Monday - Thursday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm.

You can also fill out a prayer request form right here. 
Michelle Desmond
Pastor of Prayer Ministry 

Get Involved!

Pray with one of our Prayer Ministry Teams on Sunday mornings after each service.

Would you like to join a prayer group?
- There is a Facebook prayer room you can be a part of! Post prayer requests, post a prayer or a word of encouragement! On Facebook, search for Tehachapi Virtual Prayer Room.
- Tuesday Morning Prayer  - 8 am at TVC  (We focus on  Scripture, meditation and prayer. )
- Intercessory Prayer on Thursday Mornings - 10 am at TVC

If you would like to be on the Intercessory Prayer Team ( to pray for the needs of the Church and others) please contact:
Michelle Desmond at [email protected]

If you would like to be on the Prayer Ministry Team (to pray for people after service) please contact:
Gill Kingsley at  [email protected]

Contemplative Prayer

I have had a profound and transformative experience through my contemplative prayer journey. The idea of deepening my relationship with Jesus and finding a sense of rest and peace in His  love drew me to contemplative practices.
Contemplative prayer involves stillness, silence, and an openness to the presence of the God. It's not just about seeking answers or guidance but also about cultivating a profound awareness of His presence in daily life and resting in that awareness.
Resting in His love has enabled me to engage in daily tasks and Kingdom work with less stress and striving (most of the time!).
The stillness and peace found in contemplation can become a source of strength and guidance in the midst of life's challenges.

                                                                                                         - Michelle Desmond