The Power of Prayer
"Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan." (John Bunyan)
It has been said that prayer moves mountains. We see examples of this throughout the Bible - the parting of the Red Sea, the crumbling of Jericho's walls, Daniel's survival of the den of lions and the fiery furnace, Peter's freeing from Prison, the hemorrhaging woman's healing.
When we pray, we are fully using our direct line to God. We allow His peace, strength, and love to flow into us, and thereby into those we pray for. And while our prayers may not create actual geographical shifts, they do create spiritual, mental, and physical shifts in the lives of those individuals we pray over.
Options for Sharing Prayer Needs
Prayer Chain is a large group of individuals who voluntarily pray for the specific needs of their fellow parishioners. Realizing the immense power of prayer, they bless others by taking people's concerns to the Father. Prayer needs are emailed confidentially to this group as requests are received, and are then lifted up by these dedicated parishioners.
By submitting individuals to our Bulletin Prayer List, you are allowing for your fellow parishioners to lift them up in prayer. This list of names is updated as information is submitted to the Office, and is then published each week in the bulletin on page 5 under Sister Anita's column. Many of those sitting in the pews next to you are prayer warriors who take this list home and include the individuals on it in their daily prayers.
Our Website Prayer List is comprised of those names listed in our bulletin, making each person on it accessible to thousands more prayer warriors.
In the back of the Church, between the Chapel and the Baptismal Font, is our Prayer Intention Book. Prayer requests can be written into it any time that the Church is open. A general inclusion of the needs in this Book is included in the Intentions at each Mass, along with a request for people to go read and pray for the specific requests listed within it.
Personal Prayer Warriors are also available for those who have a need but do not wish it to be shared in the other manners. As specific needs are received, they are confidentially forwarded to just one of these dedicated individuals, who then commits to intense prayer specifically for that need.
Each of us has a value that cannot be calculated. As such, every person's prayer needs are lifted up to the Father with the utmost importance.
If you are in need of prayers, please fill out the form below and we will forward your request to those options you indicate.