Pastoral Care

Requesting Prayer

There are times in our lives when trouble, illness or injury strikes us or someone we care about. At those times you can ask for the prayerful support of our Christian community. The Parish of St. Laurence provides several ways we can do this.  

The Prayer Request Book

This book is on the table in the front entranceway next to the office. Names written in the book are included in the Prayers of the People during Sunday worship on that day. During the prayers the congregation is asked to pray for those named. Prayers of thanksgiving can also be offered.

Prayer Link

Prayer Link consists of a small group of parishioners who pray for people on the parish prayer list during their daily prayers. A prayer request can be for yourself or a loved one who needs continuous prayer over a period of time. All requests are kept confidential. To place a name on this list contact the Rev. Wally Shea or fill out a Pew Card.

Request-for-Prayer Pew Card

These cards are available on table in front of the office window. They can be filled in and placed on the offering plate. Your request will be prayed daily by members of our Prayer Link for a period of one month.  

Prayer for Healing/Wholeness

Prayer for Healing is offered during the Eucharist at the 10:30 service. The Pastoral Prayer team prays for the whole person, body, mind and spirit, in the belief that all healing comes from God no matter what form that healing takes, and that God heals in many ways and through many agencies. The Pastoral Prayer Team provides a safe place for people to ask for prayer for themselves or for others in the context of the worshiping community. Requests for healing are heard in an open and non-judgmental way. We recognize that we are not there to heal; we are there to pray with you. God does the healing. If you would like to request prayer for yourself or a loved one, or to offer a prayer of thanksgiving, please join the pastoral prayer team by the baptismal font. Your requests will be heard in confidence.  

Light a Candle

If you prefer to keep your prayer private, you can light a candle during communion on the east side of the sanctuary as you offer your prayer to God.