As a community, we are often praying for and with one another as we walk out our faith in trust. The scriptures encourage that "If any of you are sick, they should call for the elders of the church, and the elders should pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord." (James 5:14, CEB) This text does not provide us with a magic spell or a method to a solution; rather, it describes what faith practiced in community should look like.
We are to walk through the hard stuff together, pointing one another toward God and remembering that we are beloved.
Healing may come in a moment. Healing may come to hearts but not bodies. Healing may come in ways we least expect or even least desire. Healing may seem not to come at all. Still, faithfulness invites us to come together in prayer, to be with God in the midst of whatever we face.
As a worshiping community, we desire to bring prayer times into the continual rhythms of our practices.
Beginning this Sunday, we will be offering a monthly opportunity for our elders and other members of our prayer team to join you in prayers for healing following the service.
On the Sundays that we observe the Lord's Table (usually the second Sunday of the month), you will notice folks available to pray with you at the seating at the front, house right. You are always welcome to come and sit with these others for a while in prayer. If you have any questions about what to expect, feel free to send a note to email@example.com.