Prayer

The Prayer Chain at Christ Church Parish

Let us approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need                      Hebrews 4:16 

The men and women of the Prayer Chain are a community who recognize the need for compassionate, transformative prayer reaching beyond the walls of Christ Church Parish and out into the world. The group’s members are committed to the power of authentic, heartfelt prayer and faithfully uphold those on the intercessory prayer list. Known only to the clergy and the Prayer Chain, the confidential list averages 40-50 people at any given point in time.

The members of the group are notified when a prayer request is submitted. This is an active, living ministry serving all who request prayer.  We would love to include others in this important ministry.  It is God’s desire that we all are active in intercessory prayer. What a wonderful privilege we have in being able to offer our prayers and petitions!

Is God calling you to a ministry of intercessory prayer?  If your answer is “yes”, please contact Peggy Crawford, tpcrawfords@comcast.net

How to make a prayer request?

  • email prayer@ccparish.org with your request.
  • use the request form found in the pews.
  • contact the church office 503-636-5618.
  • All requests are received with compassion and with the promise of confidentiality and daily prayer. Prayer requests remain active for 2 weeks, please renew your request as often as necessary.
  • Be sure to share your thanksgivings as well.

Prayer

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone…”

 

Christ Church Parish is a community that believes in prayer. Prayer ministries at Christ Church take a variety of forms, depending on needs and circumstances. Below are a number of ways to pray for others and receive prayer. If you’re interested in volunteering for any of these ministries, please contact the church office.

Prayers of the People

Every Sunday an important and vital part of our worship is the time we spend in prayer both for those within the parish and for the needs of the wider world. There is an opportunity for members of the congregation to include other prayer concerns. Don’t be shy about praying aloud at that time. If there are people or concerns you would like included in the Prayers of the People, you may use one of the ‘Prayer Request’ forms provided in the pews.

Healing Prayer

Each 2nd and 4th Sunday following both morning services any desiring healing prayers, anointing and the laying on of hands are invited to St Joseph Chapel.  Illness, relationship difficulties, employment issues, and guidance for an important decision, are just a few examples of the kinds of concerns that are brought for private prayer. Please do not hesitate to come to the Chapel if there is a matter on your heart.