InReach, Healing Prayer and Meditation

InReach Support Program

What Is InReach?

  • It is an extension of ministerial presence at Common Ground
  • It is comprised of a committed group of people who regularly attend Common Ground and who have been called to do this work
  • It includes a team trained in the art of Compassionate Listening, prayer, grief support and confidentiality 
  • It is visible and accessible to the congregation
  • It helps maintain connection with people in the spiritual community whenever a need arises or when regular attendance becomes impractical or impossible
  • It provides a structure and pathway for responding to emergencies that affect the congregation

 What Does InReach Offer?

  • Prayer Support
  • Compassionate Listening
  • Correspondence
  • Home and Hospital Visits
  • Grief and Loss Support
  • Referrals and Resources for Those in Need

For more information please contact Rev. Stacie Buda, InReach Coordinator, at

The InReach Support program at Common Ground is expanding to include the services of 2-1-1 Orange County.


The following areas of need are addressed:

  • Food
  • 24-hour Crisis and Suicide Counseling
  • Youth and Child Care Issues
  • Transportation
  • Shelter
  • Government Assistance Programs and Others
  • Housing and Utilities
  • Physical and Mental Health Services
  • Elder Services
  • Substance Abuse
  • Parental Care
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Care


  • This is a valuable resource for the complexity of contemporary life today.  By simply dialing 2-1-1, a free, 24-hour information and referral helpline is reached linking callers to thousands of local health and human service programs in Orange County. Staffed 24 hours per day by caring, experienced and trained specialists, 2-1-1 Orange County connects callers directly with help

Prayer Support

Life is prayer at Common Ground. 

Common Ground and its friends are served by a Healing Prayer Team, which is an extension of the InReach Program, comprised of a circle of loving people who hold in their hearts and in their awareness the prayer needs of all those in need.  

Those needing prayer support are invited to make Prayer Requests by completing the following form,  on-line at, or by placing a request in the prayer box in the Quiet Room at Common Ground.

There are no fees for prayer at  Common Groun

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Nothing Can Disturb the Calm Peace of My Soul

Like the eye of a storm, the center of my being is a place of peace and quiet. I turn to this inner sanctuary any time I need to go apart from the world. In this sacred space, nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul.

In moments of prayer and meditation, I focus on the light within me. By gently turning within, I can achieve serenity anywhere, at any time.

I am filled with the love of God. I feel the strength, wisdom, and light of God enfold me and prepare me for what's ahead. I center myself with a simple inhale and exhale, and I rest in the awareness that God and I are one.

God is my assurance that all is well. I am at peace. Live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.



 Prayer for Protection
The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches
  over me;
Wherever I am, God is!


by James Dillet Freeman