Pastoral and Prayer Team
Coordinator: Mrs Marjorie Wallace
ph: 03 5744 2004
Tuesday:11.00am in the Chapel. This is a time of prayer within a short service.
On the third Tuesday of the month, this may be a Eucharist
A part of this ministry may include anointing which has its basis in Scripture(James 5).
Sunday: Prayer is available in the chapel during or after the Eucharist.
This is conducted by members of the ‘Philos’ ministry team.
Chapel Prayer and Healing Ministry(Philos)
The Group known as Philos, meet every Tuesday throughout the year; a small group meet in the Lady Chapel to pray for those whose names have been given to us who are sick or in special need of prayer. Each member of the group is required to pray daily for these people, or in some cases situations. The members of the Philos group must respect confidentiality at all times.
The names of the people we pray for and their specific requirement are given to our Rector or a member of the group and then presented at the Prayer meeting.
During the year we have been able to give thanks to our Lord for many prayers that have been answered.
‘Philos’- Friends of Jesus
In Luke 11:5-8 Jesus tells his disciples the parable of the friends:-
One friend, on a journey, at midnight, asks his friend for food.
One friend who has no food for his traveling companion.
One friend who can help by providing the necessary food.
The needy friend asks……….
The intermediary friend – the PRAY – ER – who asks….
The Friend who provides – Jesus.
In Genesis 22.14, God is known as Yahweh Jirah translated as ‘Lord, provider’. This reminds us that the Lord does provide, and we are to ask the Lord for those things we, and others need.
In John 15 Jesus says to His disciples “you are my friends’. The Greek word for friend is ‘philos’ – a term of endearment; a loved or dear one.
We are friends of Jesus.
We ask our Friend to help those in need,
because we have faith in God, our Provider.
Some Spiritual Wisdom
‘My spirit has become dry
because it forgets to feed on you.’
St John of the Cross
Prayers for You
A personal prayer in time of need
Every day I need You, Lord, but this day especially. I need some extra strength to face whatever is to be…. This day, more than any day I need to feel you near – to fortify my courage and to overcome my fear. By myself I cannot meet the challenge of the hour. There are times when human creatures need a higher power – to help them bear what must be borne. And so dear Lord, I pray – hold on to my trembling hand and be with me this day.Amen
A Prayer to ask the protection of God
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the name, the strong name of the Trinity: by invocation of the same, the Three in one and One in three, of whom all nature hath creation. Eternal Father, Spirit, Word. Praise to the Lord of my salvation. Salvation is of Christ the Lord.Amen
(St Patrick’s Breastplate)