Partners in Prayer
"They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles
and to the communal life,
to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers"
- Acts 2:42
A Communion of Prayer
Since the first days of the Church, the followers of Jesus united together in prayer. The Acts of the Apostles tells us: "They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers." In the original Greek the word that is here translated as "the communal life" is koinonia, or as we would say today, communion.
The Apostolic Church was bound together in communion, which was maintained through the teachings, the prayers, and the Eucharist! This communion is what brought them through many trying times, and has continued to sustain and nourish the Church through the centuries. There is no communion without Christ: because he is the head of the body!
This is all true for us today too! As we move through trying times in our own lives, in our nation, and in our Church - may we too be bound together in communion...in prayer.
United in Prayer
Submit your special prayer intentions below, and the Society of St. Edmund will remember your petitions during our communal celebration of Evening Prayer, and before the Blessed Sacrament during Eucharistic Adoration. We ask that you likewise remember us in your prayers: the ministries of the Society, and for an increase in Vocations to our community.