Prayers & Prayer Requests

Prayers come in many forms and there are a variety of ways to experience prayer at Grace. In addition to our Sunday worship services, you can attend our mid-week services of Compline on Wednesdays at 8:00pm & Holy Communion on Thursdays at 9:30am.

If you have particular needs for which you would like prayer, there are always others ready to pray with and for you.

Prayers of the People List

Prayer List – How to be added:
Please get the permission of the person in need of special prayer.

Call the Church Office at 503-287-0418 or submit this form with the name of the person for whom you wish special prayers. You will need to leave your name and contact information with the request.

The names will be offered in prayer at our Sunday services.

Please call the Church Office when it is appropriate to take the person’s name off the list. Names generally stay on for four weeks to three months and maybe resubmitted.

If you prefer to submit your request via email, please contact Demetria Keck at or Kris Doty at

Praying the Daily Office

The Daily Office is the part of our Anglican heritage that most deeply resembles the prayer life of those who live in monastic communities. The Book of Common Prayer (1979) offers liturgies for people to set their daily clocks to a rhythm of prayer.

The Offices are Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline or (Nighttime Prayer).  The Book of Common Prayer also offers an abbreviated form of Daily Devotions for use with Individuals and/or Families.

The Lessons for each day are divided into a 2 year cycle and if completed, allows one to read through the Old Testament once, the New Testament twice, and the Psalms every seven weeks.

The Daily Office “lectionary” (or schedule of lessons) is found in the back of the Book of Common Prayer. Many choose to follow the Daily Office using an online resource.  One such website is Mission St. Clare. This site also has downloadable apps for Android, iPhone, iPad and Kindle.

Religious Orders

Religious Orders in the Anglican Communion provide a vibrant and living way to experience God’s love, through service, prayer, and communion with others. Other Orders, like the Daughters of the King and the Guild of St. Mary’s, are organized explicitly for people outside the monastic context.

The Daughters of the King was founded in 1885 in New York City. There are presently 1,810 Chapters in the United States and overseas. The activities of the Order are Prayer, Service, and Social Activities. There is a three-month orientation with an instruction period to be followed – at your leisure.

The Daughters of the King meets on the THIRD Saturday of the month at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church. For further information about the Daughters of the King, please contact the church office at Grace or Jessica Jones, leader.

Prayer Shawl Ministry & St. Mary’s Guild

Working with the support of the Episcopal Church Women of Grace, the Guild of St. Mary gathers most Saturdays each month to sew, quilt, crochet and knit projects for outreach. The group also gathers to work on individual projects or to learn new skills. Anyone interested in learning how to make a quilt is most welcome to come and visit or attend one of our learning workshops.

There are several components to the Guild that make it integral to the life of our parish and an example of the many different and creative ways we do ministry and outreach at Grace. 

We make quilts and blankets to give to those who need them. Since 2003, we have been making quilts and blankets to give to Bradley Angle House, a program that provides shelter and related services for women and children escaping domestic violence. Come join us in this wonderful ministry of healing, hope and prayer.
Please contact Mariann Koop-McMahon or Evelyn Prater for more information.

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