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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
7 Faulkner Street
Ayer, Massachusetts 01432-1611
Thursday 12:00 Noon – Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers
This mid-week service is a Rite II Holy Eucharist with a brief homily (sermon). We use the Book of Common Prayer (1979). The language of the prayers in this service is contemporary. There are no hymns or other music. It is an intimate service well suited for those who were not able to attend the previous Sunday and those who would like to receive a healing prayer during Communion. This service lasts about 30 minutes. If you have time to squeeze us in on your lunch hour, you are most welcome!
The Church of the Advent
30 Brimmer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Worship with us:
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m., Healing Mass
Trinity Church Boston
206 Clarendon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
WORSHIP: Weekday Services
All are welcome to join our weekday gatherings of prayer which are offered from fall through late spring.
Thursdays, 12:10 p.m., Midday Eucharist with Healing
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
838 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge Massachusetts 02139
Prayers for healing are offered on the first and third Sundays at 10:30 Eucharist and at midweek upon request.
Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church
188 Elliott Street
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
Third Saturday healing service
Every third Saturday of the month at 5:00 PM in the church, there is a Healing Service with worship, a short teaching, and an extended time of intercession. Trained pray-ers are available to pray with you for emotional, spiritual, or physical healing. Feel free to join us!
We pray for the physical, emotional, relational and spiritual needs of those who request prayer. The service follows a familiar pattern—singing songs of praise, a specific message related to healing, celebration of the Eucharist, and a time when individuals come to the altar to be prayed for by our Prayer Ministers.
This is a quiet and private time for all who come. Prayer requests are always confidential. In addition, there is always a priest available to hear confessions. We have seen God respond in wonderful and, sometimes, dramatic ways to the prayers offered on behalf of those seeking God’s healing touch. Of course, answers to prayer are not always instantaneous but occur over a period of time. God orchestrates the healing in a manner that he knows is best for each one.
Please note: For Third Saturday services, there is a gluten- and alcohol-free station at the Communion rail.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
60 West Street
Leominster, Massachusetts 01453
Monthly Healing Service at St. Mark’s
Fourth Monday of every month. 7:00 p.m. Come for healing or prayer … yourself or a loved one. The Healing Team will take your requests and offer them to the Lord. We always conclude with the Thanksgiving of the Eucharist. All are welcome, all faiths and denominations.
Healing Prayer Ministry
Our healing prayer ministry at St. Mark’s is comprised of a group of people who dedicate their time, love and energy to offer prayers for people who desire healing from God.
Our prayer team is available to pray with you during our 10:00 am Sunday service.
The prayer ministry at St. Mark’s is comprised of a group of people who dedicate their time, love and energy to offer prayers for people who desire healing from God.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.
What Is Healing?
Our emotional, spiritual and physical wellness has a profound impact on our sense of well-being, and our ability to live a meaningful life. Many of us struggle with physical illnesses, and also from emotional pain, guilt, resentment and sadness that act as an emotional or spiritual cancer.
Healing is the removal of these conditions of illness. God gave us a powerful tool for healing through prayer, and we can rely on the fact that if we pray in community, God will be present to hear our plea.
What We Believe
We believe that Jesus, who healed many people while he walked this earth, continues to be ever-present, wanting us healthy, whole and in union with Him and with each other. We acknowledge readily that we don’t have any answers, and we don’t heal anyone. Fortunately, we have a tremendous Advocate in Jesus Christ. Through Him flows the power and grace to bring comfort and heal sickness and pain.
What We Do
We pray – to an active, loving God who wants us whole.
What We Don’t Do
We do not heal – this is God’s work.
We do not have any answers – God is in charge here as well.
We do not judge.
We do not blab or gab – All prayer requests are kept strictly confidential.
How Do I Ask For Prayer?
There are several ways to ask for prayer, and you can choose any one of these based on your needs, and what you are most comfortable with.
During the 10:00am service, approach the prayer team at the back of the church during the eucharist with your request. They will pray with you. This usually takes a few minutes and is well-suited for people who have “quick” requests, or just wish to make that extra special connection with God during this time.
Our intercessory prayer team prays daily for those who have requested prayers for themselves, family members, or friends. Prayers may be for healing, comfort, help with problems or situations in life (direction, employment, marriage).
Some prayer requests respond best to more lengthy, “hands-on” prayer that are better suited to a private appointment with a prayer team. If your prayer request is intensely painful, or chronic – consider requesting a longer period of prayer, called “soaking prayer.”
St. Stephen’s Memorial Episcopal Church
74 South Common Street
Lynn, Massachusetts 01902
“Hear our prayer O Lord and let our cry come unto thee.”
(From Psalm 102)
Praying with a community is a vital part of the Christian community’s work because it alters us and allows us to see that we are not alone; that we are all strengthened and our faith deepened by “…beseeching God to fill us with His grace that we might know the healing power of His love.” (Book of Common Prayer)
The Healing Prayer Team – humbly listens to requests and offers prayers at the Memorial Altar on Sunday mornings, during the Eucharist, with the utmost respect for the privacy of the community. The Team also offers prayers at the Blue Christmas and Thursday noon healing services. We visit our sick and shut-ins.
Parish of the Messiah
1900 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02466
Healing: Every Sunday, we offer anointing and laying on of hands in a quiet prayer for healing. After communion, we sing a meditative hymn and those who wish to receive special prayers of healing and thanksgiving for a physical or emotional concern are welcome to come to the right of the altar to be anointed.
We find healing in other ways as well. Being part of a prayerful, welcoming community has helped many people repair their relationship with God and with the church.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
48 Elm Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Holy Eucharist and Healing, 12:15 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church
1089 Stafford Street
Rochdale, Masssachusetts 01542
On the first Sunday of each month (except when a feast day that takes precedence falls on the first Sunday,) we offer our intercessory prayer for those who are ill in body or spirit, and for their caregivers. During that service we offer anointing, prayer, and the laying on of hands for those in need of healing for themselves or for another.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
695 Southbridge Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610
Wednesday: 10 a.m., Healing Service & Communion