Prayer and Support Groups
Prayer is a great gift from God which allows us to enjoy God’s presence, God’s consolation, and God’s loving care for each of us. St. John's is a place of profound prayer where we are all invited into deeper lives of prayer.
St. John's offers many opportunities for prayer. It should be noted that every Bible study at St. John's, several per week, is also a prayer group. Each Bible study begins and ends with prayer, and these prayerful study groups become communities of support for those who attend.
St. John's also hosts two centering prayer groups, on Monday mornings at 8:00 and Tuesday mornings at 10:30. “Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us.”
The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order of women who have taken life vows of prayer, service, and evangelism. Part of the ministry of this Order is devotion to regular prayer on behalf of the parish. The St. Mary Magdalene Chapter of the Daughters of the King, chartered here at St. John’s, has taken on a practice of meeting weekly to pray for the concerns of the parish. The Daughters of the King™ have also committed to praying daily and confidentially for concerns submitted for intercessory prayer. Click this link find more information about the Daughters of the King.
Visitors to Saint John's will also notice that the Prayers of the People, while they follow the form found in the Book of Common Prayer, are uniquely composed for this parish. We strive to include the prayers and petitions of the whole Church, the world, our community, for the needs of Saint John's, and for those who have died. If you have prayer requests, please contact Kerry Johnson or fill out our online Prayer Request Form. (Link to form)
St. John's hosts a great many support groups as well, whose the schedules can be found here.