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

Seeking to know and do God’s will

 

Inspire and strengthen us by your Holy Spirit, O Lord God,

to seek your will and uphold your honour in all things;

in the purity and joy of our homes,

in the trust and fellowship of our common life,

in daily service of the good;

after the pattern and in the power of your Son,

our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Amen

Jeremy Taylor (1613–1667), feast day 13 August

 

Negotiation, peacemaking and reconciliation

 

Lord of all,

we pray for the trouble spots of the world today,

in particular where negotiations are currently taking place.

May all the parties involved enter these in good faith,

resolved to find a way forward rather than looking for new stumbling blocks.

Inspire the leaders with insight and vision,

so that good can come out of brokenness,

as your Son, Jesus Christ, would want.

Amen

Rupert Bristow, 999 Prayers, Kevin Mayhew, 2015

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