The Prayer Chain is a life-giving ministry of prayer for all who request their prayers. The Prayer Chain consists of men and women of St. Martin’s who pray for the members of St Martin’s, their families and friends. These faithful praying members of the Prayer Chain become open channels for God’s healing grace to flow through them to those in need. There are three groups for this prayer ministry: 1) the Urgent Prayer Chain, 2) the Cancer Prayer Chain, and 3) the Chronic Illness Prayer Chain.
The Urgent Prayer Chain exists for emergency prayer requests. Anytime there is an urgent need for prayers, the women and men of St. Martin’s Prayer Chain pray daily for parishioners, relatives and friends. That urgent need may be sudden illness, emergency surgery, an accident, an emotional crisis, or any life-threatening situation. This list of prayer requests is constantly changing. Linda Huheey, LAHuheey@sbcglobal.net, leads the Urgent Prayer Chain.
The Cancer Prayer Chain exists for parishioners, relatives and friends who are living with cancer. The members of this Prayer Chain faithfully pray once a day for those who are living with cancer. This prayer list does not change often since cancer needs are usually long-term. The “Pray-ers” receive an updated list of prayer requests four times a year as new people are added or the situation changes. Daryl Norman, 636-394-3677, leads the Cancer Prayer Chain.
The Chronic Illness Prayer Chain prays for parishioners or their immediate family who are living with chronic illness and/or chronic pain. These prayer chain members pray once a week for those who have a chronic illness. This list rarely changes, that being the nature of chronic diseases. Virginia Noel, 636-779-2888, firstname.lastname@example.org, leads the Chronic Illness Prayer Chain.
Although the Prayer Chains never meet as a group, there is a sense of community as we pray for the members of St Martin’s and their relatives and friends. All prayer requests are confidential. If you would like to become a member of any of these Prayer Chains contact Linda Huheey. To make a prayer request, contact the stated leader listed above.
Sunday Prayers of the People List: The above confidential Prayer Chain ministry is separate from the parish Prayer List, maintained by the office staff, which provides the names read in the Sunday Prayers of the People. This office curated list becomes part of the Eucharistic Prayers of the People. It is printed weekly and placed on the table in the Narthex for the benefit of those who would like to include these needs in their daily prayers or as a reminder to send a card or note. Names remain on the POP Prayer List for 30 days unless the need subsides first. Renewal for another 30 days may be requested. To be added to this Sunday Prayers of the People list, submit the name of the person to the church office. Emailing the request makes it easier to get spellings correct: email@example.com, or call 636-227-1484.