Prayer

We encourage everyone to develop an intentional and life‑giving routine of prayer, and to become involved in the prayer life of the Benefice. We support this by organising prayer events: quiet days, prayer days, a week of guided prayer, individual guidance on prayer, teaching on public and private prayer, and opportunities to pray regularly with and for others. There is a strong home‑group tradition within the Benefice, with meetings throughout the week for Bible study and prayer. The healing ministry plays an important part in the life of all three churches, with special services each month and regular times of prayer.

Prayers of the Month

All shall be well

 

For the greening of trees

and the gentling of friends

we thank you, God.

 

For the brightness of field

and the warmth of the sun

we thank you, O God.

 

For work to be done

and laughter to share

we thank you, O God.

 

We thank you, and know

that through struggle and pain

in the slippery path of new birth

hope will be born

and all shall be well.

 

Kate McIlhagga, The Pattern of Our Days, Wild Goose Worship Group, 1996

 

Healing, loving Lord,

be with those who are suffering

through sickness, distress or depression.

Calm and comfort them

and give the peace only you can provide.

May those who care for and minister to them

be given strength and patience.

May the medical and nursing professions

be graced with a concern for the whole person,

just as your Son always was

when healing the sick and forgiving sins.

May hope bring healing

and healing bring wholeness.

Amen.

Rupert Bristow, 999 Prayers, Kevin Mayhew, 2015

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