During the Coronavirus situation prayer has become a vital part of our community life . The following prayer has been written to help us find a way to pray in this present and we will be updating our prayers regularly.
The churches are open for private prayer on a Monday and Thursday from 10 am – 4pm.
If you would like to join via Zoom there is a Monday morning prayer session at 8am and/or the Tuesday morning prayer meeting please contact Rev Emma Durose 01326 722618 email@example.com for more information.
Both these weekly zoom meetings are set up as recurring meetings:
Monday Prayer Meeting 8.00am – 9.00am led by Rev Emma Durose
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Meeting ID: 822 5039 4603
Tuesday Service of Morning Prayer Meeting at 9.30 am led by Penny Leach
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Meeting ID: 859 0878 0991
When you’re struggling to know what to pray for
Lord, what can I pray for?
What should I say?
everything in life having been turned inside out
and upside down.
And whatever words I use in prayer seem inadequate,
and at this troubled time, encircle all –
my loved ones,
the wider world –
in the warm embrace of your love.
Excerpt From: Nick Fawcett. “For Such a Time as This”. Apple Books.
What is Prayer?
People always do something when they come into our churches but what it is it? We believe that the moments, the candles, the requests left in our prayer books are all part of praying to, with, and from, God. The video below explains it better than we could!
When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place… —Matthew 6:6
We don’t have to go into the churches to make special places in which to bring our prayers before God. Simply finding a quiet place or chatting to God about your worries as you go about your daily tasks is all prayer. God longs for us to draw close to him and to comfort us at this difficult time.
Jesus said, “Come unto me all who are weary and carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11.28
Praying with Others
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” – Matthew 18.20
If you would like to join us through the week for our daily prayers you will always be welcome. You can also find Daily Prayer online from the Church of England website to say at home (click here for the link). Saying prayers as part of your daily routine is a way of grounding and setting every day into the hands of God. It stills the mind, opens the eyes, and turns our hearts in the right direction.
- Breathing Space is a monthly Contemplative / Meditation Group (more info here) – (currently not meeting during lockdown)
- See above for details of the prayer groups that are meeting online during lockdown
- Always check the parish calendar for any changes
Come into His presence …
Quiet Days can be a valuable part of our journey of discipleship – an oasis for refreshment and renewal in our busy lives. We invite you to set aside some time to come into His presence; to listen, to pray, to reflect, or just to be still and know Him near. More information about our Quiet Days programme can be found at the link below: