Epiphany is a community of people following Jesus as Savior and Lord who desire to pray at home in personal devotional time with God, at home with those with whom we live and at any time or place outside our homes where we meet people who express a desire for prayer. We believe God hears our prayers and that God speaks to us when we listen for him. We believe God is able to work through each one of us in miraculous ways, that includes healing and setting free those who are sick, wounded, oppresed, or downhearted. Our God is indeed an awesome God!
How we live out the Prayer Life at Epiphany
We live out our prayer life at Epiphany in a variety of ways.
Through our Wednesday evening Compline Service, in which Epiphany members gather to pray from the Book of Common Prayer and intercede for our church, its members, and the community where we live and worship. Bp. Gerry leads this time of prayer and worship, concluding with the celebration of Holy Communion.
Through our morning prayer. Epiphany women gather once a week on Thursday morning at the Sarchet home to pray, and a group gathers on Thursday morning at Howe Chapel to pray. Others come early to Howe to pray before Sunday service, and once a month, a group meets to pray for missionaries supported by Epiphany and others as they are led.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people -1 Timothy 2:1
Through the Prayers of the People. Each Sunday morning at Epiphany we use one of the prayer forms in the Book of Common Prayer for Prayers of the People as we pray for others, for our church and for God’s guidance. We pray with expectation and faith knowing that God hears and responds to the prayers of His people. 1 John 5:14-15 says, “This is the assurance we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.”