Prayer Ministry Annual Report January 2017
Prepared by Mary Kincaid
Twenty one years! That is how long St. Luke Parishioners have been praying for others as a group. We are fifty plus strong, and hopefully through prayer, we are strengthening our own understanding for others and providing them with hope and courage. And here is how we try accomplishing that: I ask that all requests be sent to me by Friday - I then compose a list and email it to 50 persons and put several copies in the narthex - everyone prays on their own - after the vespers service on Saturday evening, we light a seven day candle and have our intercessory prayer service in which we offer all the names in prayer. The candle is then placed in front of the large cross outside. Our prayer list is then given to Fr. Paul and he mentions all the names during the liturgy on Sunday. We will continue to pray; even though our prayers aren't always answered the way we think we want, but I sure feel that I have witnessed a few miracles along the way. Our Lord Jesus prayed and He wants to hear from us. Praying should not be just when we're facing a challenge, because if you are only praying when you’re in trouble, then you are truly in trouble!