“Pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.” James 5:16
As Catholics, we believe that God hears and answers our prayers. “Since Abraham, intercession – asking on behalf of another has been characteristic of a heart attuned to God’s mercy. In the age of the Church, Christian intercession participates in Christ’s, as an expression of the communion of saints. In intercession, he who prays looks not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others even to the point of praying for those who do him harm.” (CCC 2635)
Join the Prayer Line, become a prayer warrior!The St. Francis Prayer Line is a means for people of our parish to request prayers for those in need. Prayer Line members are a group of parishioners who on request will pray for any of our brothers or sisters in need, whether it is be illness, grieving due to the loss of loved ones, unemployment, addiction, etc. Please know that by volunteering to this ministry, you are accepting the following commitment:
1. Prayer Line members accept PRAYER as a powerful tool, given to us by God as a way to help those in need. There is power in prayer, especially when a number of people are praying at the same time for the same request.
2. Prayer Line members should be regular Mass attendees.
3. As a Prayer Line member you are asked to keep all prayer requests in complete confidence. The names of individuals might be included, and their health or personal situations are described in some manner when the prayer request is sent out. This request is sent to the member to pray to God for His help, not to discuss with other people! Please Do not discuss the prayer requests with other people.
4. Unless you have a personal relationship with the people/person involved, do not initiate conversation about the prayers with them. Let them make the decision about with whom they want to discuss these personal matters. We try to keep the details minimal as not all facts need to be known to be able to lift them up in prayer. God knows who you are praying for.
5. Be sensitive and show compassionate to others. Patience, charity, and a non-judgmental disposition are also virtues to be cultivated in this ministry.
6. A Prayer Line member should be able to set aside enough time to pray daily for the names on the Prayer Line.
Prayer Line emails will be sent out regularly. Our group moderator will make an effort to filter legitimate prayer requests to avoid spam requests. Emails will not be sent out too frequently, but priority will be given to prayer requests that are time sensitive.
You can leave the Prayer Line group at any time (just look for the “unsubscribe” link in the email).