The Prayer and Healing Group at SPC has been meeting for more than 35 years to pray and meditate over prayer requests from members of the congregation. We meet once a week on Tuesday evening in a quiet space in the church (usually Thomson Hall), often accompanied by flowers and candles. When we gather, we read aloud and meditate over the prayer requests written during Sunday worship, and then pray and meditate over individuals who come to the prayer group for some type of help or healing. The meeting begins and ends with spoken prayer. A key aspect of the prayer group is that anything said or read remains confidential.
Anyone is welcome to attend and participate in this calming, lovely process on any Tuesday evening at 6:30.
Thank you God.
We give all of these prayer to You,
Fully releasing them into your care.
Let us no longer carry their burden,
But rather only the knowledge of your mercy,
compassion and love.
We pray that all are healed as they see themselves healed,
and by participating in this healing
we are ourselves healed as well.
The origins of our Prayer and Healing Group are described in this older article by George McLaird,
An Exploration of Healing (follow the link, then scroll down)
A few of the included ideas are:
Using meditation to serve others
referencing Dr. Francis Geddes’ book, Contemplative Healing
referencing Dr. Brugh Joy’s book, Joy’s Way
Contemplative Healing Prayer website, Dr. Francis Geddes