Prayer is a key part of our life together. Prayer occurs in various places and times as people gather.
Each Sunday, as part of our worship, the congregation are invited to take one or more prayer cards from the basket as they leave, and use these to pray for an individual (first name only), a situation or world issue. The following Sunday these are placed in a basket as our offering prayers and the cycle begins all over again. This is a key part of our prayer rhythm together.
Every Monday, during term time, we have a prayer meeting from 10am to 11am in the creche room. Come and join us!
All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had said through the prophet:
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel -
which means “God with us”.
December sees us enter advent, the time when we remember and reflect on our Saviours coming to earth as Immanuel - God with us.
As we celebrate Christ’s birth, the Christmas season is normally a time when we spend our days ‘being with’ family and friends. Yet this has been a year in which we have, for much of the time, been unable to ‘be with’ others.
While we may not be able to celebrate in the same way this year, we invite you to join us as we go through advent and the Christmas season, to take a few moments each day to ‘be with God’ and to give others the present of your presence in prayer.
Father God as we come into your presence, we give you thanks for the gift of your son ‘Immanuel ‘ and ask that you will be with :
1st. The lonely and those who live alone.
2nd. All who are ill with Covid.
3rd. The unemployed.
4th. The abused and neglected.
5th. World Leaders
6th. Those struggling with mental distress
7th. Young people seeking careers and employment.
8th. The bereaved who mourn loved ones.
9th. All who are hungry.
10th. Those in countries at war.
11th. All who are in prison.
12th. Doctors, nurses and medical staff.
13th. Those working in Aid agencies.
14th. Those struggling with substance abuse and addiction.
15th. All who live in fear.
16th. Children who are orphans.
17th. Those who have been a source of hope and encouragement to you.
18th. All who are forced into slavery of all kinds.
19th. Those imprisoned for their faith.
20th. All who fight for truth and justice.
21st. Those who have blessed you and helped you grow.
22nd. Those whose crops have been flooded.
23rd. All refugees.
24th. The homeless.
25th. New-borns and new parents.
26th. The elderly.
27th. All full time carers at home.
28th. Those who need hope.
29th. The terminally ill.
30th. Those in financial difficulty.
31st. All working on Covid vaccines.