Prayer

prayerAs a community, we are creating more opportunities to be together in prayer, contemplation, and silence, whether practicing in small groups at diverse times, offering seasonal, parish-wide, quiet days or improving our personal relationship with prayer.

Despite our busy world, we encourage a focus on being and reflecting.

The Daily Office

By the second century A.D., Christians had adapted the practice of marking the day liturgically with morning and evening prayer. The Anglican services of daily prayer is known collectively as the Daily Office, and is available in the Book of Common Prayer. Evening prayer and Evensong are two ways that Saint Mark’s Cathedral’s community honors and practices the Daily Office.

Prayer Chain

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)

The Prayer Chain receives the names of members, family and friends who have requested prayer. These may come because of a death, birth,  illness, job loss, military service or struggles with children or parents.

Requests may be made so that only the prayer chain members offer prayers. Others may wish their requests included in the Prayers of the People in the Sunday and weekday liturgies. Seventy-plus members pray, each in their own way, for parishioners, family and friends who have requested prayers of various concerns. The Prayer Chain is known in the Saint Mark’s community as being present and here for any and all who desire, need, count on prayer support. Join to pray, or to make prayer requests.

To add a concern to the Chain for a brief period or long term contact Jonie Pritchard at (206)323-0300, ext. 314 or joniepr@msn.com.

Healing Rail Ministry

Since the time of the early church, lay healers have been called from the community. At all Sunday morning Eucharists, lay healers can pray for your individual needs and thanksgivings who come forward to the healing rail.

If you have a concern or joy that needs the in-person prayers of our volunteers, please attend services this Sunday.