Prayer & Prayer Groups

Praxis on Tuesdays mornings

On Tuesday mornings at 8:30 am, we gather at Judy & John Gay's house, 59 Fenno St., Cambridge, for an hour of "spiritual practice" or "praxis." After opening with a brief time of prayer and praise, we focus on an exploration of the coming Sunday's Gospel lesson. We use the technique of lectio divina, or spiritual reading, letting God’s Word address our lives and listening to each other share what God’s Word says to them. This is a drop-in event; no preparation is necessary.

Morning Prayer on Thursday mornings 

Every Thursday morning at 8:45, a small group reads the office of Morning Prayer and offers intercessory prayer in our downstairs Parlor at the American Friends Service Committee, 2161 Massachusetts Avenue. Come join us for this ancient Anglican rite of common prayer!

Healing Prayer Ministry

St. James’s has a small list of people who offer intercessory prayer whenever a parishioner lets us know of a particular prayer need.  We communicate requests very simply by email, using only first names to maintain confidentiality.  Would you like to join this ministry?  Please let Holly know at Or perhaps you have a prayer request you would like us to add to our intercessions?  Please call or email the office at 617-547-4070 or, and please let us know whether you’d like to have a name added to the Parish Prayer List, or are requesting intercession from the Healing Prayer ministers, or both.  We’re glad to support our church family in prayer.