Centering Prayer

A Centering Prayer gathering is held every other Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Mark's Center.  For more information, please contact Judy Parichy at


About the Prayer Ministry

St. Mark’s Parish has two prayer lists that are maintained and updated regularly.

The list in the service bulletin is the Public List. Names are placed on this list by the person or family of those who are sick or troubled and first names are mentioned aloud during The Prayers of the People each Sunday and at other services during the week. No one is named without his/her express permission, and all remain on this prayer list for four weeks. If someone needs to remain longer, as is sometimes the case, please notify the prayer team. This list is updated weekly as needs are shared with the prayer team. Although names are shared publicly, the dereason for prayer remains confidential.

The second list is a very Private List. A small group of Parishioners, appointed by the Rector, pray daily and privately as requested for people who are sick or experiencing difficult circumstances. At times, those removed from the Public List are added to this list for ongoing prayer support. Additions are made throughout the month and a revised list is sent out at the beginning of each month. This list of names, the needs of those for whom prayers are offered, and the list of parishioners who pray daily is kept in confidence to assure the privacy of all. Please don’t hesitate to call and share with the prayer team your own needs and/or the needs of those you love. To add a name to the prayer list or to ask any questions about the Prayer Ministry, please contact Debbie Dawsey-Davis at 843-812-8255 or via email at

St. Mark's Intercessory Prayer List

For the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially Katherine, Christen, Judy, Melissa Lee, Sarah and John, Bonnie, Bill, Dale and Wayne, Lydia, Clydette, Cheryl, Dick, Deon, George, Paula, Jonathan, Pam, Jack, Sallie, Rob, Jerry, Gary, Peter and Grace, Brenda, Walt and Gail, and for those who respond with comfort, respect, and wisdom. 

For the peace and unity of the Church of God, especially for the reconciliation of the churches of eastern South Carolina. We pray this week for Trinity Church, Windermere, in Charleston. On the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for St. Stephen’s in St. Stephen, South Carolina, and the Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain.

For those who hold authority and power in this world, especially Donald, our President, and our nationally-elected officials, that they may be informed and transformed by compassion, justice, and a desire for reconciliation. We pray for our Governor, Henry, and for our community: for Sam, Mayor of Port Royal, and for Billy, Mayor of Beaufort, as well as all local officials. We pray for all those who are serving in the armed forces.

For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.
For this community, the nation, and the world.
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.
For the just and proper use of your creation.                                                                                                                         For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.
For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble.                                                                                                       For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.
For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.
For Michael. our Presiding Bishop, and Skip, our Bishop; and for all bishops and other ministers;                                    For all who serve God in his Church.

Special Concerns                                                                                                                                                                             

1.       For those who are incarcerated.

2.  For Prosper Ndabishuriye – funding for a school and orphanage in Burundi                          

3.  For John Dortch – creating “Hospitality House for the Homeless.”  Needs funding                

4.   For Kairos Prison Ministry

5.   For Jon and Julie during their time absent from us 

Prayers and Thanksgivings from the Book of Common Prayer