For the Christian community prayer is like breathing. It is foundational in our relationship with God and with each other. At Church of the Redeemer we believe in the vitality and necessity of prayer, and that our belief and action flows from prayer and worship. Prayer is not a program, but a mark of life for the follower of Jesus, who gave himself to seasons of prayer as a way of obedience to God.
As Anglicans we’ve been shaped by a Prayer Book spirituality over hundreds of years that orders each day, week and season in sacred time and holy conversation. These are prayers that have come directly from the Scriptures, from the lips of Christians in the past and spontaneously in our own time and place.
When we worship together as Redeemer there is always opportunity for corporate prayer, for silence, and the gift of receiving intercessory prayer. We also gather at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month for prayers directed to the healing of soul, mind and body. These prayers are often accompanied by anointing with oil, or even water, to signify God’s cleansing and claiming power in our lives.