A ministry of healing in which a trained prayer team prays with individuals to assist them in overcoming the spiritual obstacles they encounter. Individual who come for Unbound prayer share their personal story related to the area where they sense they need freedom and are led by the prayer team through a series of prayers based on the Five Keys of Unbound.
Examples of situations where Unbound prayer may help:
- Habitual sin
- Marital or Family discord
- Relationship struggles
- Inability to forgive
- Past traumas that affect your ability to give and receive love
- Feeling fearful, hopeless or lost
- Chronic fear, anxiety, sadness
- Stalled spiritual life
- Any area in your life where you feel “stuck” & desire freedom
Abortion affects people in their lives in ways that sometimes don’t become evident until much later – but it still affects people in various ways even when it’s not noticed. There are so many ways that abortion does this – and most people don’t make the association between these things and abortion. Some of the words used to describe them are:
- inability to relate to children or anyone
- inability to “feel”
- inability to love
- chronic anger
- chronic bitterness
These things sometimes cause havoc in families and an unrest that can’t be shaken. But . . .
You are not alone!
Help is available!
|PROJECT RACHEL||Run through Catholic Charities in the Allentown Diocese, this is a series of counseling sessions to help people better understand and heal from abortion wounds.|
|RACHEL’S VINEYARD||This is a weekend retreat that helps people attain a deeper healing, forgiveness, and closure through a series of rituals, discussions, and Scripture in a small group setting, and leave feeling God’s love and forgiveness.|
PRAYER GARDEN & MEMORIAL
Find some solace in a prayer garden. Prayer gardens are ideal for having some private quiet time in an area where you can find God’s presence outside of the church in nature. Here you can sit, meditate, reflect, pray, talk to God, or just “be”. This can bring some healing and clarity in addition to utilizing other avenues of healing.
St. John XXIII is working to bring a prayer garden to our community, to be located in our St. Jerome’s New Cemetery (Jerome & Catawissa Sts.).
If you would like to be a part of this Garden, here are some ways you can . . .
- Contribute a donation for the garden
- Purchase a brick for the garden in memory of someone lost to abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, suicide, drug overdose, or any other loss
- Purchase a brick as a donator
- Contribute some time or expertise in the design and landscaping of the area
- Pass the word along – refer people, especially those who you feel are in need of peace
- Utilize the garden!