Praying for One Another

Those who followed the Way of Jesus in its earliest days were a dispersed community — small cells of disciples in an often-threatening environment, linked together by common prayer and storytelling, by itinerant preachers like Paul, and by the grass-roots care they provided one another and the most marginal of their locality. Two millennia later, we recognize some of those early patterns in a new context.

While we are currently dispersed and distanced from one another, we also have near-universal access to instant communication channels that give us strong ways of being together. This page will use that access to connect us in an even deeper and more powerful way of being together: Prayer.

Please continue to contact and keep in general, daily prayer all who you are especially close to in the parish, and remember in prayer all who are lonely, house-bound, struggling with financial hardship, at risk of loss through work closures and other hardships. For all those who request our prayers, including those who come to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, we will name them by first name, and only at their specific request. Pray for all others generally: for their families and for those who care for them.

Please continue to pray for those on our standing prayer list:

Anna Mae, Ana, Anthony, Barbara, Bill, Bob, Bobby, Brenda, Burt, Caitlyn, Chris, David, Deneb, Denise, Diana, Diane, Douglas, Dottie, Eden, Edith, Emily, Erik, Estela, Eva, Florence, Gay, George, Holley, Janet, Jennifer, Joe, Joey, John, Kathy, Kenneth, Kimberly Ann, Laura, Linda, Lynn, Margaret, Marissa, Mary Catherine, Michael, Mike, Nancy, Paul, Peter, Perika, Robbo, Sara, Sharon, Sidney, Stephen, Susan, Taber

In addition, the following parishioners have invited our prayers during this time:

For Marinda, who is suffering from arthritis.
For Karen, who is ill.
For Bjorn, who is ill.
For Tom, who is ill.
For Kim, mother of a child who is struggling.
For Susan, who mourns the loss of her husband.
For Mary, who mourns the loss of her husband.
For Shannon, who is ill.
For Nathaniel, who is ill.
For Gisella, who is ill.
For Marshall, for his health and safety.
For Eileen, a nurse.
For Sally, who mourns the loss of her husband.
For Felix, who is ill.
For Peter, who is ill.
For MaryAlice, who is ill.
For Annalisa, who is recovering from illness
For David, who is ill.
For Don, who is ill.
For Ralph, recently diagnosed with cancer.
For Scott, an ER doctor.
For Theo.
For Josie.
For Charlene, who is ill.
For Earl, who is ill.
For Susannah.
For MaryAnn.
For Frank, who mourns the loss of his partner.
For Joe, who mourns the loss of his partner.

For those who have recovered:

For Steve.
For Luke.
For Natalie.
For Ginny.
For Steve.
For Henry.

We pray for those who have died:

For Joe.
For John.
For Burt.
For Deirdre.
For Mary.
For Andrew.
For Tom.

God of all, we pray to you for those we love, but see no longer: Grant them your peace; let light perpetual shine upon them. Be gracious, we pray, to all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
       —Book of Common Prayer, p.504-505.

If you have a name to add to our prayer list, please contact Mother Louise.