The Parish of the Epiphany is committed to deepening our prayer lives, and we continually work to expand our capacity to pray with and for each other.
We do this on Sundays primarily in two ways:
- During the prayers of the people, when we pray for global and local concerns, and for people on the parish’s prayer list. The person who leads these prayers always invites the congregation to add additional names out loud.
- At the prayer desks in front of and at the back of the church there are ministers prepared to pray with you, anoint you, and to keep completely confidential your prayer requests. These prayers, offered by the healing ministers, are not shared with the clergy and staff, and the healing ministers will not follow-up with you by asking questions. You may go to a healing station either before or after you receive Holy Communion.
We do this during the week, too:
- On Tuesday evenings, all are invited to the Chapel at 6:00pm to pray for the people on our Parish’s prayer list. The format is simple: somebody says aloud the name of each person, a period of silence is kept, a bell is rung, and then the next name is read. You are invited!
- We ask each other to pray. If you have a prayer concern please ask others to pray. “My mother is sick, and needs prayers for peace. Would you pray for her? Her name is Marjorie.”
- We submit online prayer requests at 3crowns.org. These are processed by lay people who lead our Tuesday night prayer group. If you wish, we will also include the person’s name in the Parish’s prayer list that’s read on Sunday mornings.