Jesus teaches us to come before God with humble hearts, boldly offering our thanksgivings and concerns to God or simply listening for God’s voice in our lives and in the world. Whether in thought, word or deed, individually or corporately, when we pray we invite and dwell in God’s loving presence.
“We believe every person alive today has the capacity to become a healer and a conduit of the Holy.”
GABRIEL’S HEALING MINISTRY
St. Gabriel has a Healing Team which is a quiet but foundational ministry with deep roots at St. Gabriel. Members are lay people who consider it an honor to pray for those who request it and respect the confidential nature of prayers requests.
ADD SOMEONE TO OUR PRAYER CHAIN
St. Gabriel maintains a prayer chain to offer the needs of the congregation, their families, and their friends to God in prayer. Anyone can email or call the church office and make a prayer request. These are passed via email to the 18 members of the prayer chain who are committed to daily prayer. All requests are confidential. It is a wonderful feeling to know that your concerns are being held up in prayer, and people often share the healing that resulted. Please let us know if you wish the church community to offer the person’s name out loud in a worship service. To request a prayer, please contact the ministry through our church office by calling 503-645-0744 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAYERS FOR A PET: GABRIEL’S FRIENDS
St. Gabriel’s animal ministry, Gabriel’s Friends, was formed to celebrate and acknowledge the importance of the animals who share our lives. We are here to offer prayers and support if an animal friend faces health challenges, or for those facing the loss of an animal companion. To request prayers for a pet, please contact the ministry through our church office by calling 503-645-0744 or by emailing us.
WALK OUR LABYRINTH
St. Gabriel has a public outdoor labyrinth “Mary’s Rest” that can walked at any time for prayer, healing, and contemplation. The labyrinth can be accessed by coming around the pathway on the right side of the church which leads to a semi-enclosed cement patio. An eleven-circuit labyrinth is there, painted by artist D.C. Donohue.