Prayer Ministry

As Christians we are called to live by faith. Prayer is one of the primary ways we demonstrate that we trust God and experience God’s presence. At Christ the Redeemer we are seeking to create a culture of prayer. We have a long way to go, but we are on the journey. Since there are many ways to pray, our ministry of prayer is varied.

Weekly prayer events

Every Tuesday night from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. You are invited to come and sit quietly in the presence of God. We call this time "soaking prayer”.
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What is "soaking prayer"? 

An evening of connecting with God and the healing power of his love.

When we speak of a "soaking rain", we envision the soil being softened as it is saturated with water from a gentle rain. In soaking prayer we are seeking to be saturated with the presence of God to soften our hearts to receive his love and to respond with love for Jesus and others.

We play meditative music as we invite God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - to minister to each person present. There will be times when a Prayer Minister stands behind you and silently prays for concerns you have written on a card, if you so desire. The Spirit of Jesus does deep inner work as we rest in his presence and receive healing prayer. 

Many times in prayer we talk a lot and fail to listen. This is a time of quieting yourself to experience God's presence. Some choose to sit in contemplation of God, others just listen to the music, read the Bible, pray, or even journal. Remember: grace is what God does for us, so this evening is an invitation to come rest in God's loving presence letting his grace wash over you. 

At 8 pm, we close the evening with prayer and a blessing. Come join us and experience the transformative presence of God.
A quiet service of Scripture and prayer

Every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:00am. You are invited to a simple liturgical service of Scripture reading and prayer to start your day.
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What is Morning Prayer?

Liturgy is not just about the order of service on Sunday morning. Liturgy is a pattern of life because humans are liturgical creatures. For Anglicans, the liturgy of our life is shaped by the Book of Common Prayer. This Common Prayer shapes not just our Sunday morning services, but our entire week, and our entire year.

Morning Prayer is one of the principal liturgies in the Book of Common Prayer. Together with Evening Prayer, these two services form the backbone of the Daily Office, a pattern of hearing God’s word, offering prayers and thanksgiving, and living out Paul’s instruction that we should “pray without ceasing.”

While Morning Prayer can be done alone, as part of a person’s private devotions, it is more commonly done in community.  In England, as Anglicanism was being established, the priest was admonished to ring the church bells when he was about to say Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer so that the faithful could come and join him, or if they could not, they could pause in their work, to offer up their prayers.

Come join us on Wednesday mornings for Morning Prayer. This short service is a perfect way to start your day, before you step into the busyness of the day.

Healing Prayer

Along with prayers for healing at Sunday services, our monthly Worship and Ministry nights offer prayer for individuals that may include prophetic prayer as well as healing prayer. We also have trained Immanuel Prayer Ministers who meet one-on-one with individuals for extended prayer for inner healing of life’s hurts and pain through connection with God.

Contemplative Prayer

A contemplative form of prayer values being in God’s presence and experiencing God’s love. We offer occasional teaching on contemplative prayer, opportunities for spiritual direction, soaking in God’s presence at Worship and Ministry nights, Connecting with God seminars, and Iona Retreats to go deeper in communion with God.


Our monthly prayer gathering brings the needs of our church, community, and world to God. While some are praying together in our worship space, others are walking through adjacent neighborhoods meeting people and praying for their needs and the needs of that neighborhood. We believe Jesus gave us the Lord’s prayer to guide our dependence on Him in all things.

Liturgical Prayer

Every Sunday service is actually a service of communal prayer. Our Anglican worship guide is actually titled The Book of Common Prayer. We praise God, we listen to God, we confess our sins, we hear God’s forgiveness, we intercede in prayers of the people, we offer prayer for the healing of spiritual, mental, or physical suffering, we pray spontaneous prayers and prayers prayed for centuries. In it all, God is interacting with us and we with God.