St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Love God. Love Your Neighbor.  Change the World.

231 North Miami Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365

The Prayer Team

The Prayer Team prays as a group and individually for needs that are brought to their attention.  Early each week the team is provided with a list of known needs.  New needs and needs of an urgent nature should be forwarded to the chairperson or a team member.  These prayer requests will be sent to each team member.  Needs of an urgent nature are distributed by phone as soon as possible.

 Prayer List

In Your Prayers, Please Remember:


In Our Community...

  • For St. Marks Church, our vestry, and other church leaders.

  • For St James Episcopal Church in Piqua.

  • For Our Presiding Bishop Michael, Our Bishops Mark, Arthur, and William, and Our Priests Mary and Robert

  • For President Trump, Governor DeWine, Mayor Barhorst, and Our United States Legislature, and the United States of America.

  • Health and Healing for Wilma, Molly, Brad, Justin, Kate & Eli, Ruth, Dory, Gina, Bailey, Chuck, Scott, Nancy, Jeff, Judy, Barbara & Tony, Harry & Jesse, Fran, Richard, Janet, David, Curt, Theresa, Kate, Randy, Diana, Jenn, Moira, John, Belinda, Kim, Edie & Al, David, John, Chrys, Jimmy, Rhonda & Keith, Barb, Glenn & Carol, Chad, Phil, Jesse, Kenny, Bonnie, Jeff, Ronnie, Sara & Curtis, Cindy & Scott, Thomas & Kassandra, Liam, Cathy & Ralph, Cody & Rebecca, Charles, Nicole, Devon, Jenn, Chavell, Anyah, Jason & Candance, David, Ralph, Patsy, Joe, Jeff, Carl, Millie, Anna Kathleen, Ruth Ann & Clare, Sue, Julie, Mary, Sue & Jeff. Tanya & DJ, Marvin, Franny, Doyle, Jim, Roy, Rev Mary, Carl, and Reggie

  • For the Family and Friends of Jody Reed. May Jody Rest in Peace.

  • For Jay Michael, Joel, Jesse, Andy, Michelle, Mason, and all who are in our military.

  • Spiritual Guidance and Blessings for Heather.

  • For those seeking employment or new employment especially for Dave and Michael.

In Our Diocese...

In the Diocese of Ohio, pray for the Cuyahoga Mission Area (March 17)

St. Paul's Church, Cleveland Heights, The Rev. Jeanne A. Leinbach, Rector, the Rev. Jessie G. Dodson, Assistant Rector, The Rev. Dale T. Grandfield, Assistant Rector, The Rev. Kirby P. Colwell, II, Deacon
Church of the Ascension, Lakewood, The Rev. Vincent Black, Part-Time Priest-in-Charge
St. Peter's Church, Lakewood, The Rev. G. Keith Owen, Rector, The Rev. Kelly A. Aughenbaugh, Curate

In the Anglican Communion...

Sunday, March 17:

Pray for the Church of England The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby - Archbishop of Canterbury

Monday, March 18:

Maseno South (Kenya) The Rt Revd Francis Abiero (Diocesan Bishop)

Uyo (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Prince Asukwo Antai (Diocesan Bishop)

Hong Kong Island (Hong Kong) The Most Revd Paul Kwong (Primate)


Tuesday, March 19:

Maseno West (Kenya) The Rt Revd Joseph Wasonga (Diocesan Bishop)

Valparaiso (Chile) The Rt Revd Samuel Morrison (Diocesan Bishop)

Wednesday, March 20:

Masindi-Kitara (Uganda) The Rt Revd George Kasangaki (Diocesan Bishop)

Vanuatu (Melanesia) The Revd James Tama (Diocesan Bishop)

Vermont (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Thomas Ely (Diocesan Bishop)

Thursday, March 21:

Massachusetts (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Alan McIntosh Gates (Diocesan Bishop) Massachusetts (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Gayle Harris Victoria Nyanza (Tanzania) Vacant (Diocesan Bishop)

Friday, March 22:

Masvingo (Central Africa) The Rt Revd Godfrey Tawonezwi (Diocesan Bishop)

Virgin Islands (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Ambrose Gumbs (Diocesan Bishop)

Hpa-an (Myanmar) The Rt Revd Saw Mark Maung Doe (Diocesan Bishop)

Saturday, March 23:

Matabeleland (Central Africa) The Rt Revd Cleophas Lunga (Diocesan Bishop)

Virginia (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Shannon Johnston (Diocesan Bishop)

Virginia (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Susan Ellyn Goff

Huron (Canada) The Rt Revd Linda Nicholls (Diocesan Bishop)

Huron (Canada) The Rt Revd Terrance Arthur Dance

St Patrick

As we reflect upon the prayer of Saint Patrick this St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, we see that these very powerful, yet intrinsically beautiful uplifting words, represent a total transformation of the self with complete trust and faith in the Divine, God our Creator.

This prayer is known widely as “Morning Prayer,” “St. Patrick’s Breastplate,” or “The Lorica.” It’s not known whether St. Patrick is actually the author or whether someone else wrote it years later and it was attributed to St. Patrick. But it is widely associated with him and his ministry

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a multitude.

Christ shield me today
Against wounding
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.


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