Grace Church has launched a new prayer group practicing intercessory prayer on Wednesdays, following the noon Eucharist. Intercessory prayer is when we pray to God for the well-being of others (much like we do in the Prayers of the People on Sunday morning). The Intercessory Prayer group will be praying for those on the parish’s prayer list, and you can always add someone needing prayers to that list by calling or emailing the parish office. Those attending the Intercessory Prayer Group on Wednesdays will also have the opportunity to offer any personal prayer petitions for those on their hearts and minds. Since this coincides with the lunch hour for many, feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch to eat with your fellow “pray-ers.” The Wednesday Eucharist lasts 25 minutes, and we expect the intercessory prayer time to be around 15 minutes, leaving a good 20 minutes for lunch before the hour is up. Anyone is welcome to take part in the Intercessory Prayer group on any Wednesday.
This new prayer initiative is in addition to the Women’s Centering Prayer Group, which meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us. If you have questions about the Women’s Centering Prayer Group or you’d like to take part, please email Louise Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org.