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Welcome to the “Common Prayer” blog. I hope you will find the content here helpful to your prayer life. My intention is to throw in some ideas and through discussion, we will all learn. And by the way, this not a place for prayer requests.

I have been asked by the folks that run this site to moderate this blog. I’m grateful for the opportunity and a bit apprehensive. You’ll notice in my photo that I do not wear my collar backwards. I’m a regular lay person with a day job and a family and I attend church most Sundays. In our congregation, I am an intercessor and member of our healing prayer team. I am also a director of the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer and am hoping we will be able to link to this prayer topic from the AFP website as an additional resource for our members.

I have been praying since I was a little kid saying prayers before bed. It’s been a big part of my journey. I’ve had pretty boring prayer times and pretty surprising times. I hope you will have had similar prayer experiences and will share your perspective.

I’m curious — what aspects of prayer would you like to talk about?

Mark Perrin

About Mark Perrin

I’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.

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  1. Welcome Mark!  Lovely to have your comments here as an extension of your ministry.

    I’m wondering if you will be sharing prayer resources for us here?  One of the things I have really enjoyed seeing created is moderated by the C of E (and linked to the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Link) – a service called “Pray One For Me” ( which allows people to post their prayers online, knowing that they will be prayed by a team of volunteers.  There’s also opportunity for anyone visiting the site to indicate that they too have prayed with that person.

    Are you familiar with this?  Are there other such accessible resources for us?

  2. I have looked at the Pray One For Me site, and have posted a prayer request to it myself.  It is an excellent site, and I recommend people to check it out.

  3. Mark Perrin


    I guess the first prayer resource I should share is the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer website. There are lots of resources on that site. We’re also in the process of adding some new types of content. I’ll keep you posted about that.

    I’m not familiar with the Pray One For Me site so I’ll have to check that out!

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