PRAYER & WORSHIP
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Our churches are now open for private prayer and worship on Sundays from 10 - 11 am and Wednesdays from 2 - 3 pm. Social distancing rules will apply.
Talking with God
No matter where you are, what you are doing, or who you are prayer is a natural way to communicate with God.
It is a way of giving thanks, of asking for help, of learning and a way for us to listen to what he wants to say to us.
A prayer for the new normal
Lord as I put on my mask, let it be a filter for my words to pass through as well as my breathing. Let through only those words which are helpful breathings of love and stop those things in my speech that will be harmful to others.
Protect me also, O Lord, from the harmful things others may say to me. Help me to realise that I may be a carrier of bitterness, thoughtlessness, judgement and prejudice without realising, and that some people are more word-vulnerable than others.
Give me grace to love those who cannot or will not filter to protect others and special grace to them, because they go through the world unprotected. Help me also to be prepared to adapt and be brave and transparent so that all may have chance to hear.
Lord, be a mask to my mouth and pin my ears forward for listening.
Prayer and worship resources
Here you can listen to the intercessions from previous online 'services' or use the prayers provided here for yourself.
Finding help from other sources
Asking for help
Did you know that the church family are here to pray for you? You can write your prayer request on cards available at the back of our churches or using the online prayer card below, and we will pray for you during the week. We can also include your prayer requests in our intercessions at Sunday services, if you would like.
We also have a Prayer Hub. You can send your prayer requests by email to a small group of church people who will pray for you. All emails will be received and treated in confidence.
Where do I start
Sometimes prayer can feel difficult or strange; maybe we don’t know how to begin or what to say.
All of the prayers shown here draw on words that others have used to talk with God. Feel free to use them as you wish; you may want to leave bits out or add bits in as you go.
You might find the peace of our churches helps you to find your voice, sitting or kneeling quietly. But wherever you are just let the hurry and worry of your life fall away from you for a few minutes. You are God’s child. He loves you and cares for you. He is here with you now – and always. Speak to Him slowly and thoughtfully – give yourself time for Him to bring things to mind.
The Prayer that Jesus taught us
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
A way of ending a time of prayer
Lord, we ask you to receive these the prayers of those who call upon you. Grant that we may know and understand the things we ought to do and may we have the grace and power to do them, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
MAKE IT HAPPEN
There is always someone or something that needs your prayers. In a world of uncertainty, discord and suffering our prayers are powerful and welcomed. Why not follow a regular programme of daily prayer.