Praying for each other, or intercessory prayer, can deepen our connection to the Divine Presence and help bring healing to individuals and our communities. Marcelle Martin offers a personal account of her discovery of and experiences with intercessory prayer and describes the many forms it takes among Friends today, from interpersonal prayer support to meetings for healing to a prayerful witness for peace on earth. Calling readers to “hold one another in the Light,” she declares: “Intercessory prayer in all its variations supports those we love, helps our meetings to be spiritually vital, and contributes to making manifest God’s healing and transforming presence on earth.”
About the Author(s)
Marcelle Martin, a member of Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia (PA), has served as teacher and spiritual nurturer at Pendle Hill. She also facilitates retreats to help monthly meetings explore spiritual practices and grow as faith communities. She is a graduate of the Shalem Institute Program on Spiritual Guidance and the School of the Spirit’s program on Contemplative Living and Prayer. She is currently writing a book about women mystics who were traveling ministers.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #382