About the Prayer Team on Sunday mornings ...
What does it look like?
Members responsible for prayers at any service will gather just as people begin to receive the bread and wine at the communion. You should receive your communion first before coming for prayer.
Where does it happen?
The Prayer Team people who are going to help in praying will be waiting at the back of the church in the baptistry.
When should I come for prayer?
The reason for prayer can be thanksgiving for a prayer answered or something wonderful that has happened, a request for healing, support in a stressful situation, or anything you think needs extra prayer.
How do I ask for prayer?
Proceed to the baptistry and approach the Prayer Team people on duty. If someone is already praying with them, then wait just out of ear shot or take a seat in the last pew.
Explain your request to the team members a natural way as if you are telling a friend. The people on the Prayer Team will take it from there.
They will likely ask a few questions as they begin to pray with you. At the end when they say “Amen”, you may be asked if you want additional help.
What other help is available after I have prayed?
You can ask for your prayer concern to go onto the Parish Prayer Chain.
You can also ask for it to go onto the Sunday list for Intercessions. To maintain privacy, only first names are used on the Parish Prayer Chain and the Sunday list.
You may want a visit from our Rector or even the laying on of hands and anointing with oil. If so, just mention it to the Prayer Team.
Who will know about my prayer request?
If desired, no one but you and the Prayer Team members you prayed with will know your request. They are commissioned to keep strict confidence. Obviously, if you seek additional help, as listed above, they also will observe confidentiality.