Your prayers are particularly asked for those who are ill, for those who are troubled or affected by Coronavirus, or who have recently died. We pray also for those who live and work in our town and villages. In union with people throughout the diocese we pray for the needs of our Diocese and the world.
The clergy include prayers that are normally left at the prayer stands in our churches. During this time of church closure we ask you to leave those requests digitally using the “Please pray for …” button
You will find a focus for your prayer in this week’s Home Ministry Prayer Cycle:
St Mary’s Thursday Prayer Group is now meeting on Zoom from 11 am – 12 noon each week. Please let us know using the form on this page if you have specific prayer requests. Everyone is welcome to join us by emailing Christine who will give you more information. If you do not have a computer, tablet or smartphone you can join using a regular phone. There is help for getting started with Zoom on the Digital Meetings page.
Join us in Daily Prayer is a resource from the Church of England.
Sacred Space is a prayer diary run by the Irish Jesuits and Loyola Press.
Pray as you go – a simple prayerful meditation for each day,
Time to pray – Daily prayer and resources from Church House Publishing. Time to Pray presents everything you need for Prayer During the Day, with variations according to the day of the week and the season of the Church’s year,
Lectio 365 can be downloaded to your device or used following the link. Written by leaders from the 24-7 Prayer movement, and produced in partnership with CWR, this resource helps you engage with Scripture to inspire prayer and shape your life using the Lectio Devino prayer method of pray, pause, reflect, ask, yield
Contemplative Prayer Group – In better times a small group meets at the home of Freda Davies on the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00. Do join us if you feel this quiet way of praying is for you. More information from Freda. This group is currently suspended.