Prayer Ministry Annual Report January 2012
Prepared by Mary Kincaid
St. Luke's prayer group has been praying together for those in need for almost fifteen years. The prayer requests are given to me and I send out the list of names on Friday evenings by email and also put copies on the wall in the narthex. Then on Saturday after our vesper service, we mention every name on the list with our "Intercessory Prayers" as we light a candle. Then the seven day candle is placed in front of our cross outside. Fr. Andrew then mentions all the names during Divine Liturgy. Everyone involved prays on their own for at least two weeks. Of course, without me having to list them, there are those who need prayers for longer than two weeks. I also send names to St. Tikhons for prayers throughout the year. Cards are available in the narthex which can be sent to let someone know prayers are being said for them for all occasions. New this year 2012, Father Andrew will be sending out thank you cards to those who have made a donation to the church with their prayer request.
"Prayer is called virtue, but in reality it is the mother of the virtues; for it gives birth to them through union with Christ." - St. Mark the Ascetic