This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. – 1 John 5:14
Christ Church Cathedral will join its fellow parishes in the Diocese of Tennessee in leading A Day of Prayer, as part of a Diocesan-wide Prayer Vigil on October 27. This powerful act of corporate prayer will serve to unite us as a common body of Christians in middle Tennessee as we pray for what is just and right in our community and in the world around us.
A Day of Prayer will also celebrate the diverse ways we as Christians can choose to “pray for our needs and those of others,” by offering a time to pray silently or aloud, in solitude or in communion with friends, family, and neighbors.
Plans at the Cathedral include:
Chapel Prayer - The day will begin at 7:15 a.m. with a reading of Morning Prayer in the Chapel and conclude with Evening Prayer at 4:30 p.m. At every hour throughout the day, a period of quiet prayer in the Chapel will begin, during which time intentions from the congregation and the community will be read.
Prayer Wall - A prayer wall will be set up outside the Cathedral on Broadway from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will grow throughout the day with handwritten intentions, flowers, and pictures, representing the silent prayers of those who have visited.
An online prayer request form is available here for parishioners and visitors to submit their prayers and special intentions, or add a name to the prayer list to be read in the Chapel or added to the prayer wall. The online form will be available until the end of the day on Thursday, October 25.
If you would like to volunteer to help lead prayer you may sign up here. Contact Laura Copeland for more information.