Healing Prayer at Peace consists of ten members of Peace who have participated in Dr. Francis Geddes’ training entitled “Developing our Healing Gifts.” One or more of these individuals will be available on Sundays when you notice a blue lit candle is placed on the communion table.
Healing Prayer Stations provide a way for God’s healing presence to be revealed to us.You may come to the back of the area behind where the congregation is gathered and kneel at the prayer station after receiving communion. You will be asked if you have a specific prayer request or simply desire prayer for yourself or a loved one. You have the option of being anointed with oil.
The person praying with you has been through training. He or she is pledged to confidentiality. We pray with you for the mystery of God’s healing power through healing prayers. Your concern will not be shared among the Healing Prayer group members, nor is there any follow-up. If you desire further support and healing prayers, please speak directly with pastors’ Margareta, [email protected] and/or Steve, [email protected].
Prayer Circles consist of members at Peace who respond to prayer requests through a phone tree network. Your prayer requests can be directed to Pr. Steve. To join the Prayer Circle, call the church office.
Other resources we have available at the church to assist in your healing is Spiritual Direction, the Peace Counseling Center, and the outdoor labyrinth which is available at any time. Further information on all these resources are located on the website or you may call the church office with additional questions.
The contemplative has nothing to tell you except to reassure you and say: if you dare to penetrate your own silence and advance without fear into the solitude of your own heart, and risk the sharing of that solitude with the lonely other who seeks God through you and with you, then you will truly recover the light and the capacity to understand what is beyond words and beyond explanations because it is too close to be explained: it is the intimate union in the depths of your own heart, of God’s spirit and your own secret inmost self, so that you and God are in all truth One Spirit.
Thomas Merton, Monk