Author Archives: Mark Perrin
About Mark PerrinI’m a member of St Martin’s Anglican in Calgary and a director of the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer. I’m an engineer by training and consult in the oil patch doing engineering, IT and finance work. I am married and have three children. At church I’m an intercessor and participate in our healing prayer ministry. My spiritual life includes Christianity, the healing arts of Qi Gong, Reiki and Shamanism, and a curiosity about how creation works. In my spare time I occasionally post to this site, play with motorcycles, guitars, computers and model trains.
I can’t help wondering if something is happening in the electro-magnetic spectrum or if there are quantum effects while praying. I have observed positive impact from prayer even from distances. Continue reading
How do I pray for the coach who is now a hurt player? One of the most influential people in my spiritual life is seriously ill. Suddenly a man who has led prayer for much of his life needs prayer.
Are there aspects of other faith traditions that can enhance our prayer life as Anglican Christians? Continue reading
I like to think of prayer as a conversation with God. Sometimes I stop making noise long enough and perhaps listen so the other party has a chance to respond. Sometimes I believe I’m hearing back. Sometimes the other party seems to butt in. Continue reading
Here’s something to pray about — gratitude.
I feel really blessed and I think I should be giving thanks a lot. This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118, verse 24. There is a quote that goes something like this: this moment is called the present because it is a gift from God. I like to give thanks for that gift. Continue reading
I’ve been wondering if the various contributors to this conversation will have different prefered styles of praying. A couple analogies come to mind from other aspects of my life. They are: personality profiles like Myers-Briggs and some things I’ve observed about my fellow musicians. Continue reading