St. Martin's Prayer Ministry
March 8, 2017
We are pleased to launch a new prayer ministry in the parish that is in keeping with our parish goals.
The St. Martin's Prayer Ministry is a group of people who have been appointed by the Vicar to pray for people who are no longer on the Sunday Prayer list (published in the leaflet each week) but who wish to be prayed for in an intentional way.
How it Works: People who have been on the regular Sunday prayer list for up to three months and/or who have stabilized with their initial prayer requests can either be taken off the prayer list or added to the St. Martin's Prayer Ministry. The St. Martin's Prayer Ministry prays for people on this list as part of their daily and weekly prayer life at home. This list is updated as needed and sent to the Prayer Ministry from the Parish Office.
Who Gets added to the list and How?: After three months, names on the Sunday Prayer List (published each week in the leaflet) are automatically added to the St. Martin's Prayer Ministry. If you would like prayer, but do not want to be listed on the Sunday Prayer list in the leaflet, you are invited to let Fr. Robin or the parish office know. We will then add your name and reason for prayer to the St. Martin's Prayer Ministry.
Can I stay on the Sunday Prayer List past three months?: Yes, if you or the person you added continues to experience ongoing change, such as further surgery, tests, new or a developing diagnosis. Please continue to keep Fr. Robin updated. The saying is true and applies in this context: "No news is good news" so if things continue to be unsettled or if you wish your name to continue to be on the list, please be in touch with Fr. Robin or the parish office.
Once my name is with the St. Martin's Prayer Ministry, can it be added back to the Sunday Prayer List?: Yes, if there is a new diagnosis, sudden change or development your name can return to the Sunday Prayer List.
Who is on the St. Martin's Prayer Ministry?: Currently the following people have been identified by Fr. Robin and have agreed to exercise this valuable ministry. They are: Ken and Colleen W, Janet H and Joy W. As a community of faith we are all called to hold each other in prayer.
This new ministry offers a more intentional form of prayer for those who continue to feel the need to be held in prayer in a meaningful and slightly official way. Remember, both prayer lists are not only reserved for illness or tragedy. Thanksgivings, Good News and Prayers of Joy can also be included! Please be in touch with Fr. Robin should you have an further questions regarding this ministry.