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.

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.

PRAYER FOR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY

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.