A Circle of Friends in Prayer

A Circle of Friends in Prayer

Sackville United has for many years supported and relied on what came to be called ‘The Prayer Group’ or ‘Prayer Circle’. Over time the group has fluctuated in numbers but has always relied on the leadership of a coordinator who would receive prayer requests and then circulate those request in the form of an email, at the beginning of the month, to those in the circle.

Kathy Carr who has served as coordinator of the Prayer Circle for the past number of years has had to let this work go as a result of her own health challenges.

The coordinator of the Prayer Circle would be responsible for receiving requests for prayer and sharing those requests, in confidence with other members at the beginning of the month via email. All members of the circle will hold any and all requests for prayer in the confidence in which they are received. Occasionally the coordinator may share other resources such as articles, prayers or poems to support the members of the circle as they hold members of the community in care.

Is this a ministry that you would be willing to share in? As a member of the circle? As the coordinator? Listen to Leaning In: A Prayer of Intention and perhaps you might discern a calling! If you are interested in knowing more or want to become a part of the Circle of Friends in Prayer contact me and I’ll add you to the group.

Lloyd

We pray for the lonely ones
knowing that some of us are lonely
and we pray for the heartbroken ones
knowing that some of us are heartbroken

All our hearts and minds
are leaning in with clear intention
joining in your way
of love in the world

We pray for the wounded
knowing that some of us are wounded
and we pray for the regretful ones
knowing that some of us are regretful

All our hearts and minds
are leaning in with clear intention
joining in your way
of love in the healing

We pray for the starving ones
knowing that some of us are starving
and we pray for the imprisoned ones
knowing that some of us are imprisoned

All our hearts and minds
are leaning in with clear intention
joining in your way
of justice in the world

We pray for the dying ones
knowing that some of us are dying
and we pray for the newly born ones
knowing that some of us are arriving

All our hearts and minds
are leaning in with clear intention
joining in your way
of love in the world

Amen.

“Leaning In: A Prayer of Intention” is a sung prayer of intercession that aims to break down the distinction between the typical “us” and “them:” of such prayers. It also shifts away from petition (asking God to do things) toward intention (setting a path of joining in what God is doing in the world). You can watch it on Youtube.

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