If you desire a prayer for healing in body, mind, or spirit, either for yourself or on behalf of someone else, you are invited to come to the baptistery in the back of the church before or after you receive communion at the 10:30 a.m. service. Prayers and anointing for healing are also offered at the 5:30 p.m. Eucharist, after the Prayers of the People.
Intercession is the eternal ministry of Christ for each of us and he calls us to a life of prayer. Does it seem strange to pray for healing, reconciliation, or peace of mind? It might comfort you to know the practice is provided for in the Book of Common Prayer in the Ministration to the Sick (BCP p. 456)
N, I lay my hands upon you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, beseeching our Lord Jesus Christ to sustain you with his presence, to drive away all sickness of body and spirit, and to give you that victory of life and peace which will enable you to serve him both now and evermore. Amen.
N, I lay my hands upon you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, beseeching him to uphold you and fill you with his grace, that you may know the healing power of his love. Amen.
N, I anoint you with oil in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
As you are outwardly anointed with this holy oil, so may our heavenly Father grant you the inward anointing of the Holy Spirit. Of his great mercy, may he forgive you your sins, release you from suffering, and restore you to wholeness and strength. May he deliver you from all evil, preserve you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.